Continental has named new members to the top management of its Tire Division. Christian Koetz now leads the global business unit Commercial Vehicle Tires, which also includes Commercial Specialty Tires. He reports in this function to Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and head of the Tire Division. Paul Williams, the head of Commercial Vehicle Tires in the Americas, remains in his role and reports to Koetz.
Hercules Tires announced that their Ironman brand will now offer road hazard coverage on select new passenger and light truck tires. Coverage is on eligible tires purchased on or after July 1st in the United States and Canada.
Ironman’s Road Hazard Protection Policy promises free replacement with a comparable Ironman brand tire within the first 12 months of purchase or 2/32nds of treadwear, whichever comes first, and covers tires damaged as the result of common road hazards like potholes or nails encountered during the course of normal on-road driving.
After the initial 12 months a prorated credit is …
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Washington — Continental Tire the Americas LLC is recalling 5,356 Conti Coach HA3 commercial vehicle tires, size 315/80R22.5, because of a manufacturing anomaly that could lead to a loss of internal pressure through the sidewall.
The tires being recalled were manufactured at Conti’s plant in Mount Vernon, Illinois, from 27 Aug 2017, to 28 April 2018, and sold in both the OE and replacement markets in the US, Canada and Mexico.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is launching the Giti brand of commercial truck tires in North America with products available for long-haul, regional, urban/light-duty and mixed-service applications.
Hercules Tires has launched an all-season commercial highway tire equipped to endure the high torque and heavy loads for commercial applications.
The Hercules Terra Trac CH4 has a buttress design built for high-scrub applications and tread blocks that provide stability during cornering and promote even wear, the tiremaker says.
FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas is marking a milestone for its ContiTrack2 digital inspection tool, noting that it’s been used to measure 1 million truck tires in the U.S. since its introduction in 2012.
ATLANTA—Kumho Tire USA Inc. has introduced a pair of commercial trailer tires for the North American market, the KLT12e and KRT12.
Nokia, Finland — Nokian Tyres PLC is planning to increase capacity for heavy commercial tires at its headquarters plant in Nokia by 50% with an $82 million investment over the coming three years.
The project will increase the plant’s rated capacity for heavy tires to about 32,000 metric tons per year from 20,000, and will create up to 50 new jobs, Nokian said.
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced its new M588 heavy-duty on/off-road drive tire. The M588 is built for severe service applications including oil, gas, mining and logging operations.
The drive tire is built for durability with a 33/32” tread depth. Its special cut and chip resistant compound combined with a competitive acquisition point makes it ideal for even the harshest elements such as rough terrain, snow and mud.