Global Ultra High Performance (UHP) Tire Market to 2023: Analysis by Vehicle Type, Tire Type, Demand Category, and Region

Dublin, July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Ultra High Performance (UHP) Tire Market By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car Vs Two-Wheeler), By Tire Type (Summer & All-Season Vs Winter), By Demand Category (Replacement Vs OEM), By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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Farm tires market growth restrained by weak global commodity prices

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Farm tire sales continues to be weak due to the broader sluggishness in the farm equipment market, however, opportunities exist as global sales are likely to surpass 42 million in 2018. Demand is led by tractors and harvesters, with trailers and sprayers following suit. Sales continue to remain concentrated in the independent aftermarket channel, with OEM and OES complementing demand.

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SUVs, CUVs could be curtailing OE tire growth

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Akron, Ohio – The share of the US original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires — defined as H-rated and higher — has risen for eight straight years, according to US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) data, to nearly 56% and 45%, respectively.

A closer inspection of the data, however, shows the share held by V- and Z-rated tires has plateaued at OE at roughly 20% but continues to grow steadily in the replacement…

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Falken Tire to supply OE tire for new Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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Falken Tire, a Sumitomo Rubber subsidiary, announced that it will supply original equipment tires for the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

Mercedes Benz’s new luxury SUV had its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January 2018, is fitted with Falken Wildpeak A/T AT3WA and Euroall Season AS210A in size 265/60R18 in its initial equipment.

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Trelleborg opens EU logistics hub for material handling and construction tires

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Trelleborg has inaugurated its new European logistics hub for material handling and construction tires and its new Benelux commercial office in Evergem, Belgium.

The premises consists of a 3,048ft² (10,000m²) warehouse along with offices to house the Benelux commercial office for Trelleborg Wheels Systems. Holding more than 70,000 tires in stock, Trelleborg Wheel Systems says that it can serve its European warehouses and key customers in the region from this facility on a ‘just in time’ basis.

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Goodyear picked as OE tire for new Volkswagen Touareg

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Goodyear announced that a range of summer, winter and all-season tires have been chosen as original fitments on the new Volkswagen Touareg.

Goodyear has been able to meet Volkswagen’s requirements for tires for global applications with good overall performance levels and excellent mechanical and acoustical comfort combined with low rolling resistance. These nominations are further evidence of Goodyear’s expertise in providing premium tires in the premium SUV segment.

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Michelin and Maxion Wheels Receive 2018 CLEPA Innovation Award for Cooperation

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Michelin, one of the world’s largest tire makers and Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, received a 2018 CLEPA Innovation Award at this year’s European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) Innovation Award program. The jury recognized the two companies’ joint innovation efforts that resulted in the latest wheel invention, the ACORUS Flexible Wheel, with third place in the “Cooperation” category during the June 13, 2018 award ceremony.

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Yokohama Tire picked as original equipment for new BMW M5

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Yokohama Tire announced that it is now supplying its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tires for use as original equipment of BMW’s new M5.

The new BMW M5, which debuted in March 2018 released in markets around the world, will come equipped with tires 275/40ZR19 (105Y) for front and 285/40ZR19 (107Y) for rear.

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Falken Tire selected as original equipment for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

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Falken Tires has been selected as original equipment supplier to the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, providing fitments for both 16-inch as well as 17-inch with its Sincera SN250A All-Season tire. Sizes include 205/60R16 92H and 205/55R17 91H.

Falken began production in late March 2018 at parent company’s Sumitomo Rubber’s Thailand plant. Markets served for the new Jetta equipped with Falken-branded tires include all of North America, with 16-inch tires available this June.

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Bridgestone tyre selected for 2019 Jeep Cherokee

In the USA, Bridgestone and Firestone-branded tyres have been specified as original equipment for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, Bridgestone Americas has announced.

The Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus tyre will be supplied as standard equipment on 2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland models in size 235/50 R19.

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