Half a year after acquiring Cooper Tire & Rubber, Goodyear reports reaching a “historic integration milestone.” It has begun producing Mickey Thompson ET Front tyres at its Innovation Center Manufacturing (ICM) facility in Akron, Ohio. These are the first Cooper tyres manufactured at a Goodyear facility in the USA.
Mickey Thompson’s Baja Legend EXP off-road have claimed 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Best New Product Awards in the Tire and Related Product category. Mickey Thompson’s ET Street Front drag tyre and Cooper Tire’s Discoverer Snow Claw were also named runners-up.
The US government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced another recall of tyres produced by Cooper Tire & Rubber. This recall potentially relates to more than 430,000 4×4 and SUV tyres in the sizes 275/65R18 and 275/55R20.
The Board of Directors of Max-Trac Tire Co. Inc. has elected Dominick Wycoff president of Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. Wycoff began in this role on 1 January and succeeds Chris Barbara. He previously held the position of vice-president of business development for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, a role he took on in August 2014.
One of the best-known firms in the UK’s 4×4 and SUV aftermarket is Silverline Wheels and Tyres. In addition to stocking major tyre brands and the Atturo SUV and 4×4 range, the Warwick-based company supplies rims designed for the finest British and European off-road vehicles and worn by ‘big iron’ imports from the USA. Silverline has created such a name for itself in this niche market that it’s hard to believe it began there by chance.
Tyre distributor Silverline is making its debut at the British tyre expo, Brityrex 2014, and is using the occasion to launch the Atturo collection of 4×4 and SUV tyres in the UK. The American brand, which specialises in providing affordable tyres for this market segment, is intended to help Silverline access more of the recent […]
Across the Texas prairie, in a place where the staff occasionally encounter rattle snakes, Cooper’s 1000 acre Tire and Vehicle Test Center can be found. Originally constructed in 1999, the site has recently been upgraded through the addition of 4×4 and off-road testing facilities. Tyres & Accessories travelled to San Antonio to experience Cooper’s newly enlarged test centre first hand.
The most recent developments at Cooper’s Tire and Vehicle Test Center (TVTC) prove that the $13 million it originally spent on the facility was just the beginning. Now the company has 4×4 testing capabilities and it is likely that there will be further additions in due course. For now the centre’s primary work is product testing and competitor benchmarking.