Sumitomo aims ‘to grow with whole of market’


Tire Business talked with Darren Thomas, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Falken Tire Corp., a unit of Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., about his thoughts on the tire industry and how his company is performing heading into the second half of the year.


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Executive Interview: Michelin North America’s Joanie Martin, Chief Administrative Officer


Tire Review Editor Patti Renner Hoying sat down with Joanie Martin of Michelin North America at the 2018 Movin’ On conference in Montreal to talk about the company’s goals, structural and distribution changes and her new role within the organization. Earlier this year, …

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Michelin hopes to spark ‘dialogue’ on worn tires


LAURENS, S.C. — Are consumers working with only half a deck, so to speak, when it comes to choosing which tires to buy?

It’s no secret that tires exhibit widely varying degrees of performance when new, but how do the same tires perform when half-worn, both compared with themselves when new and with competitors’ products, new and used?

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CenTiRe sees improvements with tire simulation, but says work remains


INDIANAPOLIS—The use of simulation has made great strides the past few decades to where it is an integral part of the tire development process, but it still has room to grow, according to the keynote speaker at the ACS Rubber Division Spring…

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ATD’s Stuart Schuette: Tire distributor ‘strong’ despite recent setbacks


HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Contrary to the rumors, predictions and downgrades, American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) is moving in one direction — forward.

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Future Tire: Industry leaders map the road ahead


In a series of Q&As in the run up to Future Tire 2018, ERJ asked conference participants for their views on the new technologies that are driving or are set to drive real change within the tire industry:

Dr. Guido Hüffer, general manager retail operations DACH at Goodyear Dunlop Handelssysteme,

The most important drivers of Tire Retail business were and still are the increasing complexity of car technology and further digitalisation….

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Zafco marks entry as international exhibitor at Tire Cologne 2018


ZAFCO, the UAE based tire manufacturer and distributor, is marking its entry as an international expert and exhibitor at Tire Cologne 2018. The tire industry event will take place between May 29th to June 1st at the trade town, Koelnmesse, Germany. With the fifth largest exhibition ground in the world and 70,000 square metres of space and modern infrastructure, Koelnmesse aspires to facilitate growth-oriented tires, wheels and car service specialists through the trade fair.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard at TIA Federal Lobby Day


The Tire Industry Association is gearing up for its 2018 TIA Federal Lobby Day, which takes place June 20 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

With so many issues facing tire dealers, small business owners and the industry as a whole, your voice in Washington has never been so important. As editor of Tire Review, I repeatedly hear about how business owners – and their participation in conversations with legislators on industry issues – can make an impact on the direction of national policy and future decisions by lawmakers.

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Technology’s effect on retail among topics at Future Tire Conference


LONDON — As technology driving the tire and automotive industries continues to change, its effects on retail tire businesses continue to multiply.

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TIA Releases New Consumer Tire Inflation Video for National Tire Safety Week


(Bowie, MD – 5/23/2018) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety and education, just released a new Tire Safety Starts with Inflation video to celebrate National Tire Safety Week. Tire Safety Starts with Inflation is another instalment in a series of consumer education videos that have addressed subjects like tire repair, winter tires, TPMS, inspection, tire selection, tire registration, and installing the spare tire.

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