Tag: USA

Momo previews 2020 UHP tyre launch at SEMA

Momo previews 2020 UHP tyre launch at SEMA

21st November 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian tyre brand Momo is celebrating a successful week at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, USA in which the firm hinted that it will launch a new product next year.

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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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Tirescanner.com live in 42 US states, multi-million dollar funding close

Tirescanner.com live in 42 US states, multi-million dollar funding close

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Less than a year after Tirescanner.com was founded, at the start of November, the business reported that it is live in Florida. This means Tirescanner already covers 1200 postcodes codes, matching consumers with products from a range of hundreds of thousands of tyres and – crucially – connecting them with “the best local retailers”. At the moment this works on a next day install, but the plan is to take this to a same-day level. And more states are said to be coming fast. We’re used to pretty rapid progress when it comes to dotcom start-ups, but such fast growth is more understandable when you consider that Tirescanner is driven by Blackcircles.com founder Mike Welch. Tyres & Accessories recently caught up with Welch in order to find out how the company plans to continue and sustain this growth.

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Arlanxeo to close its Orange, Texas Keltan production unit

6th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Arlanxeo intends to close its Keltan production unit in Orange, Texas, USA in the second quarter of 2020. Arlanxeo says it will “strive to limit the impact of the closure by working in close cooperation with all affected stakeholders, both internally and externally”.

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TGI enhances Cosmo Tire warranty programme

31st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Cosmo Tires has added a mileage warranty to its passenger and light truck tyre line-up. The Tire Group International brand also has a “recap and casing warranty” on all its truck and bus tyres. Together they comprise the new “Cosmo Tires Warranty Suite”, the company states. In addition to adding more than 10 new sizes to its comprehensive road hazard programme, Cosmo also provides a mileage warranty of up to 45,000 miles on its RC-17 and El Jefe HT lines.

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Yokohama OE on 2020 Chrysler Voyager

Yokohama OE on 2020 Chrysler Voyager

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

In the USA, Yokohama Avid S34RV tyres have been selected as OE on the 2020 Chrysler Voyager. The fitment covers the North American market, including Canada and Mexico, in size 235/65R17 104T. The Voyager is now available for purchase.

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Galgo and Cooper Tires develop partnership

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

On the other side of the Atlantic Galgo and Cooper Tires have partnered to “increase productivity, meet customer needs and provide cost savings, by collaborating to align product warranties on new tyres”.

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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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Continental Celebrates Mississippi tyre plant opening

Continental Celebrates Mississippi tyre plant opening

17th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental celebrated the grand opening of its Clinton, Mississippi, tyre factory on 16 October 2019. with a grand opening ceremony yesterday. The celebration marks the completion of the construction process, which began in 2016. Approximately 300 guests, including state and local officials, along with community members, customers, and suppliers as well as 250 Continental employees joined the event.

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Toyo Tire U.S.A. names new VP of Sales

Toyo Tire U.S.A. names new VP of Sales

11th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Graber will take over as vice president of sales at Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. on 1 January 2020. His appointment to this role follows the impending retirement of senior vice president, Randy Gaetz.

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Nokian Tyres opens USA factory

Nokian Tyres opens USA factory

10th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Just over two years after groundbreaking, Nokian Tyres officially opened its new North American production facility. A ceremony was held at the Dayton, Tennessee plant on 2 October to mark the start of operations. The facility is currently engaged in trial production and is expected to be ready to make tyres for commercial use in early 2020.

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Corporate bond to finance Environ’s ownership of recycling plants

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) is developing a public, international corporate bond to finance the company’s ownership of forthcoming recycling plants for end-of-life vehicle tyres. The work to develop the bond is being carried out in collaboration with the London-based financial adviser, Zenzic Partners.

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U.S. Senator to Goodyear: Workers are ‘tired of this corporate race to the bottom’

U.S. Senator to Goodyear: Workers are ‘tired of this corporate race to the bottom’

18th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Senator representing the home state of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has written to the tyre maker, imploring it to improve the renumeration and treatment it gives workers at its plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Sherrod Brown, Senator for Ohio, urged Richard Kramer, Goodyear’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, to “take immediate steps” to improve both. He also criticised Goodyear’s decision to recently prevent Members of the United States Congress from touring the facility.

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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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Cooper recalls certain Roadmaster RM852 tyres in the US

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

In the US, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling certain Roadmaster RM852 EM tyres. According to a NHTSA recall notice published on 23 August 2019, the problem is that the “innerliner gauge may be too thin, allowing the tyre sidewall to fail.”

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