Goodyear Farm Tires continue to grow in UK through pandemic crisis

Titan International has been manufacturing Goodyear Farm Tires in USA for more than a decade. It returned to the European and UK markets last year after Titan purchased the licence. It has also made a significant investment in new plant and equipment to manufacture tyres specifically for the UK and European markets. Lindsay Hart, tyre sales director at Titan Europe and Goodyear Farm Tires, gave Tyres & Accessories an insight into demand for agricultural tyres during the Covid-19 crisis.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Industry veteran Chip Perry to helm A2Z Sync

curata__O0GGKofgKb4nTMa.jpeg

Improving customers’ car-buying experience is “the biggest opportunity in automotive retail” today, says auto retailing veteran Chip Perry. And to do that, dealerships need to transform the sales process by eliminating the bottlenecks that lead to long waits at the showroom and frustrate customers, he said. Perry, who previously led both Autotrader and TrueCar, is now CEO of A2Z Sync, which helps dealerships transition to one-person selling.

Read the source article at Front Page

Canadian RubberSource Launches Global Growth Initiatives

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO (PRWEB) JUNE 16, 2020: RubberSource’s first growth initiative was to expand sales and warehouse facilities to support their planned growth. November 2019 marked the opening of RubberSource Europe, with a sales office in Germany and a warehouse in Poland positioned to supply Europe, Africa, Middle East, and China.

RubberSource’s Canadian headquarters, located within 200km of 4 U.S./Canadian borders, has also expanded to serve the Americas. Soucy-Techno – Rubbersource’s manufacturing partner based in Sherbrook, Quebec – has a new, fully integrated and automated manufacturing process at their ISO 9001:2015 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Soucy-Techno has also recently expanded its warehouse to 3,300 m2 to address the increased demand. RubberSource consistently maintains 200 rolls of rubber in inventory and can manufacture any other requirements in less than 2 weeks, quite often in 3-5 business days.

The second initiative is…

Read the source article at prweb.com

Michelin VP of Sales: Signs of Recovery Taking Shape

curata__fUMlux3289RjsfJ.jpeg

On this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, we talk with Andrew Meurer, Michelin North America‘s vice president of sales, to get an update on how the company has handled the pandemic, the signs of recovery it’s seeing and what it has in store for the rest of 2020.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Coronavirus tanks U.S. auto sales in the second quarter for GM, FCA

U.S. vehicle sales in the second quarter for General Motors, Toyota Motor and Fiat Chrysler plunged by more than 30% as the coronavirus caused consumers to stay at home, and dealerships and factories to shutter. The hefty declines are in-line with what Wall Street expected. Hyundai Motor and Porsche also reported significant drops in sales between April and June compared to a year earlier. The automakers were among the first to report second-quarter sales on Wednesday.

Read the source article at cnbc.com

Nexen Tire Extends Next Level Promotion to Q3

For Q3, which runs between July 1 and Sept. 30, Nexen Tire dealers will start earning rewards after purchasing 70 tires, instead of 100. In addition to lowering Tier 1 purchase requirements, Nexen Tire says it is offering “Double Dollar” payouts for select tires throughout the quarter:

Read the source article at Tire Review

Hankook Tire America Corp. Announces Curtis Brison as Vice President of PCLT Sales

curata__ryUqboYOeoypTOe.jpeg

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Leading global tire maker Hankook Tire announces that Curtis Brison has been named as Hankook Tire America’s U.S. Passenger Car and Light Truck (PCLT) Sales Vice President effective June 1, 2020 . In this role, he will be responsible for all U.S. PCLT sales and corporate accounts. Hankook Tire America Corp. Announces Curtis Brison as Vice President of U.S. Passenger Car and Light Truck (PCLT) Sales.

Read the source article at PR Newswire

Parts maker Visteon expects global auto output to plunge up to 25% – Reuters

(Reuters) – Major auto parts supplier Visteon Corp (VC.O) on Thursday forecast global production volumes for the auto industry to fall between 20% and 25% this year and warned it would be a couple of years before they returned to 2019 levels. The U.S. auto industry has been struggling to recover after the coronavirus pandemic shutdown factories and disrupted global supply chains for two months.

Read the source article at reuters.com

Cimcorp separates tyre and warehousing sales teams

Finnish automated equipment specialists Cimcorp has separated its tyre manufacturing and warehousing/distributions sales teams due to increased demand. The new structure of system sales at Cimcorp’s headquarters, which is effective from the beginning of June, is designed to “support the company’s growth and form the basis for…continuing development”.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Total U.S. Aftermarket Forecast to Decline 8.8% But Expected to Rebound in 2021

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and Bethesda, Md. – June 5, 2020 – Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales are forecast to decrease 8.8 percent in 2020 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related factors, according to the “2020 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). The 2020 Joint Channel Forecast Model also predicts that total light duty aftermarket sales will grow from $281 billion in 2020 to $314 billion in 2021.

Read the source article at autocare.org