Hercules Tire will showcase its latest tyres at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas. Located in Booth #43079, the company will feature new consumer lines, such as the ultra-high performance Hercules Raptis R-T5, new medium truck tyre offerings, and new sizes in popular existing Hercules products.
Maxam Tire personnel have recently returned from the USA, where the company took part in the Conexpo exhibition, held from 4-8 March in Las Vegas. Conexpo is one or the world’s premier shows for the construction, mining and earthmoving sectors, held once every three years and attracting over 2,400 exhibitors and more than 125,000 visitors over the five days of the show. The Maxam stand was 164 m2 (1800 sq. ft) in area and on show were 10 of the extensive ranges of Maxam construction and radial OTR tyres.
Maxam Tire is to exhibit a selection of its OTR radial and construction tyres at the upcoming CONEXPO exhibition, held in Las Vegas from 4-8 March 2014. CONEXPO proves that there is more to Las Vegas than gambling, as the show is one of the major events in the construction sector, with 2,400 exhibitors and […]
This year’s SEMA Show is on track to be the largest in the event’s 47-year history, Tire Review reports. Already more than 2,500 exhibitors are set to cover more than one million square-feet of floor space at the show in Las Vegas, on 5-8 November. Additionally, more than 130,000 professionals from 130 countries are expected to attend.
Commercial vehicle wheel and component manufacturer Accuride Corporation plans to invest more than US$30 million over the next two years in upgrading its steel wheel facilities during 2013-15. Specifics of this investment have not been given at this time; the US-based company says it will announce details of its 2013 capital programme later this year.
Techking is highlighted the fact that its tyres were fitted to Sandvik equipment at the recent Minexpo show in Las Vegas, which ran from 23 – 26 September 2012. According to the company, Techking tires were mounted on the Sandvik original underground truck and were shown on the Sandvik booth at the event’s central hall.
SEMA Show organisers have announced that around 150 wheel manufacturers have already signed on to exhibit at the upcoming 2012 SEMA Show/Global Tire Expo, Tire Review reports. “We’re pleased to see so many wheel companies joining us at the 2012 SEMA Show,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of events and communications. "Wheels are such an integral product in our industry, and the fact that so many exhibitors have confirmed their participation this early in the year is exciting.” The show will be held between 30 October and 2 November at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has reported the “huge success” of its Global Tire Expo, held in conjunction with the US-based SEMA trade show. According to the TIA, this year’s event attracted a record number of attendees and exhibitors, with more than 132,000 people attending the co-located exhibitions and 61,000 buyers in attendance. This, the association adds, signifies the value that the Global Tire Expo and SEMA have for the wholesaler and manufacturing community.
Point S and Independent Tire Dealers Group, a US-based organisation that represents more than 350 independent tyre and automotive service locations across 27 states, have announced they will make a “special announcement of global proportions” at the SEMA show in Las Vegas tomorrow. No further details regarding the announcement’s content have been made public, yet tomorrow’s statement should finally shed light on comments made by Point S Development director Jürgen Benz in April; at the time, Benz reported plans for the France-based operation to hold concrete negotiations with potential network partners in the US, and he stated he was “firmly convinced that the first Point S flags will soon flutter in North America.”
The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) has announced plans to increase the size of its current board of directors from 12 to 16 directors. The additional four board positions will be held by three retreading companies and one tyre repair firm. A nominating committee has been formed within TRIB's current board potential nominees are due to be selected in the coming months. The new board members will be elected during TRIB's board meeting in Las Vegas on 31 October 2011.
United States organisation the Retread Tire Association has announced that it will be represented at the Society of Automotive Engineers Work Truck Safety Committee meeting in Las Vegas on 24 March. It will discuss the safety, economic and environmental benefits of using retreads on ready mix concrete trucks.
One of off-road racing's toughest tests, Yokohama Tire-sponsored racers took on the SCORE Baja 1000 between 17 and 20 November using the manufacturer’s Geolander M/T+ tyres. Heidi Steele achieved a third-place finish in Class 6 for unlimited, production mini trucks. Driving her customary Ford Ranger, Steele, the two-time defending Class 6 champ, and her co-drivers and Desert Assassins teammates Rene Brugger and Pat Dailey, finished the gruelling 1061.69-mile course in 27:43:10.
According to Hankook Tire’s vice president, Pae Ho-youl, green tyres will be the tyre industry’s “keyword” for some time to come. For this reason the Korean company is making substantial investments in this area. Pae recently told the Korea Times newspaper than Hankook had spent 20 billion won per annum while working on its enfren environmental tyre, which was released in 2008 following two years’ of technical development. Now the tyre maker has previewed its latest version of the green tyre, the ‘enfren eco’, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Hankook says the enfren eco is designed with fuel efficient vehicles such as the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid in mind.