EDMONTON, Alberta — Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje recently received the Northern Lights Award of Distinction, awarded by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his corporate, community and industry leadership.
Tire Group International (TGI), a worldwide wholesale distributor of tires, named Rick Wheeler to its newly created position of vice president of national sales.
In his role, Wheeler will be responsible for sales, marketing, and customer service teams for the North American market.
The future looks bright for electric-vehicle (EV) growth. Consumers are more willing than ever to consider buying EVs, and sales are rising fast. Most major markets have consistently registered 50 to 60 percent growth in recent years, albeit from small bases. More new models from a growing cadre of automotive OEMs make finding a suitable EV easier: in 2018 alone OEMs launched about 100 new models and sold two million units in total globally.
In an empty warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina in late March, fresh college graduates, young professionals, established data scientists sporting Ph.D.s and experienced developers hacked throughout the night at Reinvent the Wheel Data Hackathon sponsored by American Tire Distributors (ATD).
Online dollar sales of tires grew by 34% in the 12 months ending December 2018, according to The NPD Group’s Checkout E-commerce Tracking. The tire category alone outpaced e-commerce growth for the total market of automotive products, which was up 28 percent for the year.
“Historically, selling tires online was challenging because consumers had to then find somewhere to have them installed. Today, companies are finding creative ways to have tires reach consumers,” said Nathan Shipley, executive director and automotive industry analyst, The NPD Group. …
March 27, 2019 (Panama, Rep. of Panama) – Organizers of the Latin Tyre Expo have announced the speakers for the educational conferences June 27, 2019, in the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama, Rep. of Panama.
The Latin Tyre Expo is the leading annual tire exhibition in Latin America and the Caribbean, connecting hundreds of tire manufacturers each year with thousands of tire distributors.
Mr. Heriberto Romero, Director
Hules Banda SA de CV
How to Activate the Retreading Market
To register for the Latin Tyre Expo June 26-28, 2019 and for more information on becoming an exhibitor or visitor, please visit: www.latintyreexpo.com.
London – Given the market pressures that emerged during the year – international trade disputes, a cool-down in some tire markets and Brexit among them – the international tire & rubber machinery sector delivered quite a robust performance in 2018.
Figures from the 39 companies that completed the survey both this year and last year, show a sales total of $4,077.2 million, just 0.8% lower than a year ago.
MILAN, Italy — Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l., the former Pirelli industrial tire business, has launched a Tier 3 associate truck/bus tire brand as part of the company’s move to a multi-brand approach.
Developed with a special focus on safety, the “Anteo” brand will complement Pirelli as Prometeon’s premium brand, the company said, while an as-yet-unnamed Tier 2 brand is being developed as well for launch later in 2019.
ATLANTA — Combining two legacy brands, such as Goodyear and Bridgestone, into a cohesive joint operation is a challenge that requires collaboration and logistics.
Bloomberg) — The Trump Administration’s trade war with China has turned out to be a windfall for another country the president frequently berates: Mexico.
Consider Fuling Global Inc., a Chinese maker of plastic utensils that developed a lucrative business making paper cups and straws for U.S. restaurants. But President Trump upended all that with tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports, including paper products. So the company found an alternative, opening a $4 million factory in Monterrey, Mexico, that will soon begin shipping millions of paper straws across the border.“We had to look for other ways to do business,’” said Fuling Chief Financial Officer Gilbert Lee. The move means the Wenling, China-based company will avoid the tariffs and make up for pricier Mexican labor with lower shipping costs. “Mexico is a very logical and advantageous location for us.”