The decline in net sales and income that Titan International, Inc. experienced in the first quarter of the year has continued in the second, with all operating segments reporting year-on-year decreases. Company president and chief executive officer Paul Reitz is nonetheless “very pleased” with these Q2 2023 results.
Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has named Titan International’s Paul Reitz a winner of its Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Midwest Award. The chief executive officer considers this not only an honour on a personal level, but also “testament to the fact” that the tyre maker has “an exceptional team in place.”
Titan International, Inc. has reported record turnover and profitability during the 2022 financial year. While the US-based manufacturer of OTR tyres and wheels increased its net sales by 21.9% to US$2.2 billion, income from operations jumped by more than 141% to $205.8, almost doubling the return on sales to 9.5%.
In its most recent quarterly report, US-based off-highway tyre manufacturer Titan International, Inc. reports owning 64.3% of Russian tyre maker Voltyre-Prom, with the Russian Direct Investment Fund the remaining shareholder. Yet this connection with Russia hasn’t stopped Titan raising its voice against indirect imports of Russian petroleum products into the USA. Together with the United Steelworkers union, Titan has even sent a letter to Joe Biden.
Off-highway segment specialist Titan International, Inc. has appointed Alpha IR Group its new investor relations advisor. In this capacity, Alpha IR will support Titan and its investor relations activities as well as broaden awareness of Titan within the financial community.
Although the USA is “heading fast toward recession” and inflation “continues to be a problem,” Titan International chairman Morry Taylor expects that some companies “will not be affected by the Big R in a big way.” Demand for large equipment continues to outstrip supply and Taylor anticipates farmers turning a profit. Against this backdrop, Titan expects Q3 2022 revenue of approximately US$540 million.
Taking stock of recent business at Titan International, Inc. (Titan or TWI), chairman of the board Morry Taylor opined that the company’s future is “the best it’s ever been.” He credits this happy situation to a number of global trends.
Although Russian tyre maker Voltyre-Prom recently spoke of potential opportunities arising from the war in Ukraine and related international implications, majority shareholder Titan International confirms it will not be investing in this business any time soon. Details of Titan’s relationship with the Russian operation were set out in the US-based firm’s 10-Q financial report for Q1 2022 and further commented on during a teleconference held on 3 May.
While other tyre makers are distancing themselves from Russia and moving production capacities elsewhere at present, Titan International Inc.’s subsidiary in Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast has announced plans to increase its production volumes. Voltyre-Prom, which is majority owned and managed by the Illinois, USA-based off-highway tyre specialist, states that the current situation “opens up new opportunities” for it to increase production volumes and sales.
Titan International, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Australian wheel business to OTR Tyres, a Western Australia-based tyre, wheel and service provider. It anticipates closing the deal on 31 March 2022.
Titan International, Inc. has entered into a three-year agreement to supply various CNH Industrial production sites with agricultural tyres and wheels manufactured at its plants in Europe and the Americas. This supply contract to the manufacturer of the Case IH, New Holland and Steyr agricultural machinery brands is valued at approximately US$400 million, assuming current exchange rates and raw material pricing levels.
OTR tyre specialist Titan International, which owns the Voltyre-Prom tyre manufacturing operation in Russia, is bracing itself for “the potential impact of bans, sanction programs, and boycotts…” due to Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine. However, deep in the detail of Titan’s strong fourth-quarter 2021 reports which were published today (3 March 2022), executives affirm that “the impact of the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine has not had a significant impact on global operations”.
Titan International, Inc. has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota Canada Limited, the Japanese agricultural machinery company’s businesses in North America. The agreement will see Titan Trac Loader II tyres fitted in selected sizes on Kubota products. These tyres will be branded with both the Titan and Kubota names on the sidewall.
On 14 December, Tyrepress.com shared information from sources who anticipate a Yokohama Rubber bid to acquire Trelleborg Wheel Systems. While the parties involved have neither confirmed nor denied such a transaction, the chairman of Titan International Inc. (TWI) has commented on a deal he apparently views as problematic.
Titan International reports achieving in Q3 2021 its strongest third-quarter results since 2013. Net sales for the three months to 30 September were up 47.8 per cent year-on-year, to US$450.4 million, and the gross margin rose more than three percentage points, to 13.4 per cent on the back of gross profit amounting to $60.3 million.