Despite all of the marketplace challenges, commercial tire dealers and retreaders are very optimistic about the future, as am I.
From Tire Review
By Patti Renner
On April 16, Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced the birth of TireHub, a new 50/50 joint venture intended to consolidate both tiremakers’ U.S. distribution channels into a single organization focused on providing replacement tires for passenger and light truck vehicles to tire dealers and retailers across the country.
LONDON—Contintental’s Philipp Struck, who will present a paper at the Future Tire Conference in Cologne, Germany, discusses the future of tires and tire technologies.
Original article published in ERJ’s March/April issue.
Electric vehicles, connected mobility and autonomous driving, are forecast by many to radically change the way we all travel around in the not-too-distant future.
While there is clearly an element of technology-push and hype around such developments, there seems little doubt that some big changes are on the way.
ERJ interviews Jyrki Anttonen technology director, Cimcorp Oy about current trends in the global tire manufacturing industry. The expert will present a paper on autonomous tire plants at the Future Tire Conference 2018, taking place 30-31 May, during the new Tire Cologne international trade fair in Cologne, Germany. Click here for more information about the conference.
ERJ: Please identify one significant development in the tire industry in the last 2-3 years, and explain its importance. …
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will spread tire safety tips to take part in April’s National Car Care Month.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 11,000 tire-related car crashes occur in the United States. Throughout the month of April, the Tire Industry Association will focus on educating drivers on the importance of keeping tires properly inflated while highlighting other important aspects of tire maintenance safety tips.
Michelin has become the world’s most valuable tire brand following 30 percent brand value growth to $7.9 billion over the past year according to the latest Brand Finance report. It overtook Bridgestone (down 6 percent to $7 billion), which slipped from first to second place in the annual Brand Finance Tyres 10 ranking.
For those in Snow Belt areas, the winter tire season represents a time where the advent of November begins the silly season as winter preparation and new tire sales keep technicians and cash registers happy.
TIA has announced that the 2018 nomination period for the Tire Industry Hall of Fame is open, with a deadline of July 2. Nominations can be made at www.tireindustry.org/hall-fame.
The Hall of Fame is open to individuals in the tire industry, including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire association executives, tire dealers, tire and rubber recyclers and retreaders. The Hall of Fame may be awarded posthumously.
Inductees are chosen based on the following criteria:
(Bowie, MD-3/8/2018) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, has released the training tour dates for the Irvine, California location during the 2018 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Tour. These 4-day, hands-on training classes will be hosted across the United States with the goal of educating tire technicians on the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies.