Fintyre Group names Passerini as CEO

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Having recently rebranded as Fintyre Group, the European tyre distribution specialist reports that it is also implementing a leadership succession plan.

Mauro Pessi will continue to be involved as executive chairman. As a board member the company says he will contribute to the long-term strategic direction of the company, working in close cooperation with Bain Capital.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Unimax celebrates 40th anniversary with Point S Canada dealers

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LISBON, Portugal — More than 300 tire retailers and suppliers attended the Point S Canada/Unimax Tire Ltd. annual convention, Sept. 12-15, in Lisbon to celebrate Unimax’s 40th anniversary.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Tireshop.com to make e-commerce debut in October 2019

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Tireshop.com has announced it will be making its e-commerce debut in October 2019. Tireshop.com is a concept and vision created by brothers Jason and Joshua Crook. The two have successfully operated their independent tire shop, Jack Calhoun Tire out of Lithia Springs, Georgia with their mother Sandra Mclarty for over three decades. The entire tireshop.com team have created a vision and business plan to be the #1 go to online tire shopping solution.

Read the source article at Traction News

Tire Rack Offering $80 Cash Back on Winter Tires for a Limited Time

We’re only in the first week of September, but Tire Rack wants drivers in northern regions to start thinking about snow tires—so the online retailer is offering up to $80 off a new set of four. The deal runs now through September 23, and there’s a long list of brand-name tires that qualify. Here at Car and Driver, we’re big advocates of swapping summer or all-season tires out for winter rubber. We do so on all of our long-term test vehicles before Michigan’s wintry weather sets in.

Read the source article at Car Reviews

AirBoss continues to expand anti-vibration parts business

NEWMARKET, Ontario—AirBoss of America’s efforts to remain on a profitable course while making significant investments to expand its plants and upgrade its capabilities are continuing to pay dividends.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Tire Rack tabs Vredestein Quatrac Pro as top grand touring all-season tire

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Apollo Tyres Ltd.’s Vredestein Quatrac Pro was ranked as the top grand touring all-season tire in a test conducted recently by Tire Rack Inc.

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Tire Discounters Adds Industry Veteran To Leadership Team

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Cincinnati, Ohio-based Tire Discounters, the nation’s seventh-largest tire and automotive services retailer, is expanding its leadership team with the addition of industry veteran Jeff Campbell as vice president, purchasing.

“As our business continues to expand rapidly, we continue to adapt to ensure the building blocks of our success remain a strong foundation for continued expansion.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News

Schwab, Discount Tire rated top retailers by Consumer Reports members

YONKERS, N.Y. — Members of Consumer Reports Inc. who had purchased tires in 2017-18 rated Les Schwab Tire Centers and Discount Tire/America’s Tire as their favorite places to shop for tires, according to a recent survey by the non-profit group of its members.

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ZC Rubber extends truck tyre warranty to five years

ZC Rubber has extended its warranty to 5 years from manufacturing date for consumers in Europe buying Westlake radial light and medium truck tyres manufactured by ZC Rubber.

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GfK: Summer tire sales rise 14% in 2019

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NEW YORK — Summer tire sales from independent tire dealers increased 14% in the first half of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, according to point-of-sale data from research and analytics firm GfK.

“With 1.8 million units sold, summer tires have accounted for $291 million in revenue so far this year,” GfK said in an Aug. 27 release.

 

Read the source article at Tire Business