Jeep Compass Rides On GEOLANDARs

The GEOLANDAR G055 boasts all-season performance and extended treadlife, thanks to Yokohama’s orange oil technology.

Yokohama says the GEOLANDAR G055  has been selected as one of the tires for the all-new Jeep Compass. The fitment will cover the North American market, including Canada, in size 225/55R18 98H.

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TBC Brands Rolling Out New Sumitomo Truck Tire at MATS


TBC Brands will unveil its newest Sumitomo branded tire – the ST719SE Regional Steer – during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) from March 23-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

“We’re excited to unveil another great product development at MATS this year,” said Aaron C. Murphy, vice president of commercial truck tire sales.

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Conti adds to OTR portfolio


Las Vegas, Nevada – Continental AG’s Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) business has added a line of solid tires to its growing portfolio of OTR tires.

Continental CST unveiled the solid “Telemaster” line, along with its growing range of ContiEarth earthmoving and mining tires, at the recent CONEXPO/CON-AGG trade show in Las Vegas.

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Yokohama Tire Earns Platinum Supplier Award From Caterpillar


For the fifth consecutive year, Yokohama Tire Corp. has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award: the Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). The award went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan, which produces OE and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tires for a wide range of equipment.

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Dealers, get full data on over 12,000 tire patterns with TireLibrary


For a small monthly fee tire dealers can now search, view and analyze what is claimed to be the world’s largest and most extensive database of tires.

TireLibrary, a new product from E-Solution Professionals, allows dealers to find the most up-to-date information on any tire, from any manufacturer, at any time of day — including photos of the tires, specifications, videos, rebates, features and the benefits of each tire.

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Titan International – 16% on Q4 earnings disappointment

Titan International (TWI -16.6%) plunges more than 15% after reporting a sharply wider than expected Q4 loss on roughly flat revenue that also fell short of expectations.

TWI had said with its Q3 report that it believed TWI had reached the bottom on revenue, and the company reaffirms this view and that 2017 will demonstrate this; CEO Paul Reitz says he is encouraged by comments from customers concerning its products, especially the LSW wheel and tire line.

TWI says Titan Tire Reclamation is progressing in the oil sands, and it expects the unit’s operations will add to both sales and EPS; it says it received seven formal bids for its Italtractor ITM undercarriage unit, but has ended the sales process given improvement in the business.

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Yokohama completes acquisition of Japanese industrial tires producer


Tokyo –Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Aichi Tire Industry Co.

Headquartered in Komaki, Aichi, Aichi Tire manufactures tires for industrial machinery, including forklifts, and Yokohama expects the acquisition to strengthen its position in that product sector.

Aichi Tire’s products include solid tires and press-on tires. The company supplies the tires to mainly Japanese-based industrial machinery manufacturers.

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Falken, Yokohama get Jeep OE fitments


KRON (March 13, 2017) — FCA Group has selected tires from Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) and Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) as OE fitments on selected versions of the 2017 Jeep Compass, the car maker’s compact four-wheel-drive, four-door hatchback.

FCA has chosen SRNA’s Falken Wildpeak H/T 01A2 as an OE fitment on the “trail-rated” Compass Trailhawk and the all-season Yokohama Geolandar G055 as a fitment on the Compass.

The Falken fitment, in size 215/65R17, is the second fitment for the Wildpeak H/T 01A2 on a 2017 Jeep, according to Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA), producer and marketer of the Falken brand. FCA also specs the tire for the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Rick Brennan, vice president of marketing for SRNA/Falken Tires, called the Wildpeak a “natural fit” for the Jeep Compass, noting its shoulder designed for optimal handling on multiple surfaces.

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Europe Racing Tires Market Report 2017


This report studies sales (consumption) of Racing Tires in Europe market, especially in Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy, Spain and Benelux, focuses on top players in these countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these Countries, covering Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Continental, Hankook, Pirelli, and Cooper.

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Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport SUV Tire Ranks Highly in European Testing


The Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport SUV tire in size 215/65 R16 98H placed in the top two of 15 tires from leading brands in the most recent annual test of summer tires by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club (ADAC). The ADAC is a respected testing body in Germany relied upon by many European consumers for guidance on vehicle and tire quality and safety. The Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport is a high-performance SUV tire designed and manufactured by Cooper Tire Europe.


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