LAS VEGAS — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Goodyear are winners in the inaugural “Aftermarket Performance Awards” created by NPD Group Inc. and revealed at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas.
Cooper Tire announced it plans to increase ownership in its Mexico joint venture tire manufacturing facility, Corporación de Occidente S.A. de C.V. (COOCSA), from 58 percent to 100 percent.
Trabajadores Democraticos de Occidente S.C. de R.L. de C.V. (TRADOC), which owns 42 percent of the joint venture, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Cooper Tire will purchase TRADOC’s stake in COOCSA.
Cooper Tire introduced its latest all-season SUV tire Nov. 5 in booth #43019 at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
Cooper says the new Discoverer EnduraMax tire leverages advanced technology from Cooper’s off-road tires into all-season tires made for small and midsize SUVs.
Cooper Tire’s Tread Wisely program is encouraging young drivers to always have an emergency kit available before taking to the road during National Preparedness Month, which lasts for the month of September.
The Tread Wisely program offers a series of how-to videos, including a video that provides step-by-step instructions for packing a car emergency kit, on the Tread Wisely app and at www.treadwisely.org. The top 10 items to include in a car emergency kit are:
Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.
Cooper Tire Europe is showing its SUV and 4×4 product range at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (8-18 March), exhibiting alongside bespoke 4×4 design firm the Chelsea Truck Company at stand 1141.
The Chelsea Truck Company’s all-terrain Civilian 6×6 is set to be showcased for the first time, fitted with Cooper’s Discoverer A/T3 Sport rubber (275/70R18).
FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is marking the 10th anniversary of the debut of its Roadmaster truck tire brand, saying this represents a “launch point into our next era of successful product offerings….”
Max-Trac Tire Co./Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has promoted Dominick Wycoff to president, succeeding Chris Barbara, who is moving to parent Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to become director, dealer channel sales.
Mr. Wycoff has been vice president of business development for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels for the past three years. Prior to that he had a 17-year career with Terry’s Tire Town, where he held a number of leadership positions.
In his new position, Mr. Wycoff will be responsible for leading and executing the strategic plan to grow the Mickey Thompson business profitably.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has been honored with a 2016 Good Design Award for the design of its Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 tire.
“The Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 is a breakthrough tire in the ultra-high performance category, with innovations that deliver incredible grip, holding the road at up to 1g in tight corners—a marvel of cutting edge technology for an all-season tire,” said Scott Jamieson, Cooper’s director of product management for North America.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies selected the tire from thousands of entries from more than 55 countries.
The Good Design Award is one of the world’s most prestigious and longest-standing design award programs that recognizes new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The award is based on criteria such as innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment.
Automatic tire chains (aka spot chains, roto chains, auto chains) give you traction on ice and snow pack at the flip of a switch. The ROTOGRIP® system provides excellent traction at low speeds due to the adjustable mounting system and unique chain wheel types. With replaceable contact rings, easy installation, and superior design for traveling in winter conditions.