Davanti Tyres has signed an exclusive distribution agreement in Martinique and Guadeloupe with Pneus Cash. The brand’s products became available in the French Caribbean islands, which have a combined population of 800,000, in April 2016.
The Zenises Foundation, the child-focused charity associated with the Zenises tyre brand, and Goodride tyre brand manufacturer ZC Rubber have shared details of separate projects undertaken with schools in Africa and the Caribbean.
2015 marks the sixth year of the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, which runs 16-18 July 2015and provides buyers in these regions the possibility of establishing business connections with tyre companies from around the world in a personal atmosphere.
Tire Group International (TGI) and Carlstar Group have entered a distribution agreement that will allow TGI to distribute Carlisle branded tyres in Latin America and the Caribbean. TGI will offer both direct factory shipments as well as fill-in from its distribution centre in Miami, Florida.
More than 3,000 visitors came in the summer of 2012 to the recent Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo in Panama and made the only Latin American tire so fair a success. According to the organizers now, there is also a Tyre Expo for the next event: You will be taking place in Atlapa Convention Center in Panama, from the 24th to 27 July 2013.
Florida, US-based wholesaler Tire Group International has announced two new appointments within its international sales team and one in its domestic sales team. The wholesaler’s international team welcomes Nelson Garces and Luis Betancur, while Perry May joins TGI’s domestic sales team in the capacity of manager for the off-highway division.
A new house brand has been added to Tire Group International’s portfolio. Called Duramas, the passenger car radial range is intended to offer economy while providing optimum tread life for a tyre in its class, and is initially available in six sizes.
Continental Tire the Americas’ head of Commercial Vehicle Tire sales, Javier Mendoza, has taken on a new role within the company. On 1 August, he began as head of the CAMEXCA (Mexico, Caribbean and Central America) market for Continental Tire de Mexico. In addition to this role, he also will be responsible for heading up the company’s Passenger and Light Truck tyre replacement sales business.
Tire Industry Association executive vice president Roy Littlefield will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Tire Review reports. The presentation, titled, “What is TIA and What Can TIA Do for You?” is scheduled for 25 July at 10:45. Littlefield is part of panel of speakers comprised of distinguished tire industry leaders. The show takes place between 24-27 July at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama, Panama.
Interstate has announced that it will launch a new all-terrain tyre for the US market at the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo – the first A/T American exclusive in the Benelux-based distributor’s range. The Interstate Tracer A/T will be available immediately following its preview at the Interstate dealer meeting just before the Panama expo, which takes place on 24-27 July. The tyre will be available in 10 LT/SUV fitments, with three-ply tread and/or three-ply sidewall construction in select sizes.
Tesco of America – no relation to the UK-based retail giant – has signed an exclusive service parts, support and sales agreement with Italmatic. Under the agreement, Tesco of America will serve as representative for the Italian firm’s truck, OTR and passenger car tyre retreading equipment in the US, Central America, South America and the Caribbean regions.
Nexen Tire has opened a sales branch in Bogota, Colombia. It is the second branch in South & Central America after the first one in Brazil. According to Nexen, Columbia is the third biggest market in South America after Brazil and Argentina. It has a reported demand of around 4 million units a year. With its booming economy, the tyre market in the country is also expected to grow.
US-based wholesaler Tire Group International has announced the formation of a partnership with Tire Warehouse, Inc., a tyre distributor with a focus on the construction, industrial, forestry, earthmover and agricultural tyre segments. Commenting on the new partnership, TGI’s vice-president of Business Development, Osvaldo Marchante, said “our strategic partnership with Harvey and Rick Malove, along with their key management personnel, will allow TGI to strengthen our position in the fast growing off-the-road market segments.” Tire Warehouse’s Rick and Harvey Malove stated they are “looking forward to our new partnership with TGI. As a result of this partnership, we shall further enhance our main focus of continuing to offer top quality products and services to our customers."
Tire Group International (TGI) is expanding its tyre marketing and distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean by opening a new sales office in the Peruvian capital, Lima. The sales office will be headed by Fredy Montoya Soriano, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the tyre and automotive industries.