Tag: North America

Yokohama OE tyre for 2020 Chrysler Voyager

Yokohama OE tyre for 2020 Chrysler Voyager

16th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber has announced another original equipment supply agreement, this time for North America. Its Yokohama Avid S34RV has been chosen as an original equipment tyre for 2020 Chrysler Voyager models sold in the US and Mexican markets. The Voyager will wear the tyre in size 235/65R17 104T.

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North America launch for BFGoodrich agricultural tyres

North America launch for BFGoodrich agricultural tyres

15th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin has introduced a further brand to its agricultural segment portfolio in North America. In addition to selling Michelin and Kleber tyres as well as Camso tracks and systems, the company has now introduced farm tyres under the BFGoodrich brand name.

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Nokian Tyres looking to build on “pivotal year” in North America

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres is looking forward to growing it's customer base in North America "thanks to the strides it made" in 2019, a year during which it set up a new facility in Dayton, Tennessee and built up its workforce in North America.

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Michelin files suit against Chinese-made BFGoodrich “imposter”

Michelin files suit against Chinese-made BFGoodrich “imposter”

18th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s North American operation has filed a suit against a company importing “counterfeit” tyres from China. The tyres in question are said to violate patents for the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2.

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Michelin names new motorsports director for North America

Michelin names new motorsports director for North America

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

As of 1 January 2020, Tony Ménard will take over as Michelin North America’s director of motorsports. He succeeds Chris Baker, who has held the role for the past eight years. Baker is scheduled to retire in March 2020, concluding a career with Michelin than began in 1982.

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Martins Industries acquires Magnum+

Martins Industries acquires Magnum+

4th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Martins Industries has integrated Magnum+ into its brand portfolio of tyre equipment and products by acquiring M & R Tire Products. According to the company, Magnum+ is a brand of high-precision tyre balancing beads that are described as “a revolutionary alternative to traditional wheel weight balancing”.

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TBC Brands introduces Wild Trail All-Terrain XT

18th November 2019 | 0 Comments

TBC Brands, one of the largest distributors of private brand tyres in North America, has introduced its newest all-terrain tyre line, the Wild Trail All-Terrain XT, the successor to the Wild Trail All-Terrain.

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Dayco appoints Tom Tecklenburg as VP of Aftermarket, North America

Dayco appoints Tom Tecklenburg as VP of Aftermarket, North America

6th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has appointed Tom Tecklenburg as its vice president of Aftermarket for North America, reporting directly to Bruno Vallillo, president of global aftermarket.

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Yokohama Tire names new IT VP

Yokohama Tire names new IT VP

21st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Tire Corporation has a new vice president of Information Technology. Pavan Desaneni succeeds Wasi Ahmed in this capacity and will report to Tom Masuguchi, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the tyre maker’s North American business.

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Magna Tyres Group opens USA office

Magna Tyres Group opens USA office

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group shares that it has opened a sales office in the USA. Its premises in Fort Lauderdale, Florida opened on 1 September and is the company’s second office in North America. Magna Tyres Group has been present in the region since establishing a sales office in Canada at the start of this year.

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GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Unveiled in July, the Michelin X TWEEL SSL 2 - an airless tyre for skid steers - features a completely new wheel developed and manufactured by GKN Wheels. The Tweel is a single, fully-integrated unit which replaces the traditional tyre/wheel/valve assembly. This means there is no need for costly and time-consuming wheel and tyre mounting to be carried out - and once the unit is bolted to the vehicle, there is no air pressure to maintain.

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Hankook tyres for Ford Explorer

Hankook tyres for Ford Explorer

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has extended its original equipment supply activities, this time in North America with tyres for the new 2020 Ford Explorer. America’s best-selling SUV will wear Hankook Kinergy GT all-season tyres in size 255/65R18.

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Bridgestone an FCA Supplier of the Year

Bridgestone an FCA Supplier of the Year

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Americas says it is honoured to be one of FCA’s Supplier of the Year awardees in the North America region. The tyre maker was one of 19 supplier partners acknowledged at the 2019 annual Supplier Conference and Award Ceremony in Detroit.

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Tom Conway appointed USW international president

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Thomas M. Conway has succeeded Leo W. Gerard as international president of the United Steelworkers union (USW). He became the eighth person to hold this position at a ceremony held on 15 July.

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Ex-Bridgestone Helton to lead TBC’s Midas

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Midas, which has more than 2,100 franchised, licensed and company-owned Midas auto shops in 14 countries (including 1,200 in the US and Canada), recently promoted Will Helton to vice president and general manager. Helton joined Midas two years ago from Bridgestone. Prior to the promotion he was division vice president of the Central US and Canada Regions at Midas. At Bridgestone Helton was Region Manager which was the culmination of 16 years with Bridgestone.

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