Giti Tire MAXTOUR LX Media Launch

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Giti Tire invited members of the media along with North American retailers and distributors to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the launch of the new GT Radial MAXTOUR LX.

Fittingly, the event kicked off at Giti Tire’s first-ever North-American production facility located in Richburg, South Carolina, which began operations in 2017. Both the production facility and the Giti Tire North American product lineup will expand as the brand continues to gain notoriety.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

China’s Linglong plans to produce 13 million tires each year – Business & EconomyEnglish – on B92

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The company has an ambitious plan to make 13 million tires a year in Serbia, Minister of Economy Goran Knezevic said on Friday.

To Serbia, accomplishing this ambition will mean more jobs, more work for local subcontractors and suppliers and better living standards, Knezevic said at a Global Partnership conference organized by the Chinese company in Belgrade. 

“It was a pleasure to work with the Linglong management. The professionalism, motivation and commitment we were met with confirm it is one of the most successful companies in the world, from which we will learn a lot,” Knezevic said. 

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Goodyear To Sell Commercial Tires Direct To Customers Online

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On the heels of a successful online retail program for its consumer tire lines, Goodyear is expanding its e-commerce program to include its commercial products, scheduled to launch as a pilot program in the second quarter of 2019, with full availability in the third quarter of 2019.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News

Titan International to offer training program for select tire dealers

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Titan International announced the second year of its exclusive sales training experience for tire dealers: Titan University (Titan U).

With the success of the 2018 program in training over 400 students, Titan has expanded Titan U to offer two learning levels for intermediate and advanced tire and wheel education. All sessions consist of classroom instruction, hands-on training and sales components. Registration is currently open for the remaining 2019 sessions.

Read the source article at Traction News

Here’s Why Goodyear Tire & Rubber Fell 11.9% in December

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Shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ: GT) fell nearly 12% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence . The global tire manufacturer owns a portfolio of 47 manufacturing facilities in 21 countries, but that planet-spanning diversification has turned into more of a liability in recent years.

Read the source article at finance.yahoo.com

Bridgestone plans Tennessee tire plant expansion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations plans to expand its Warren County, Tenn., production plant as part of a three-year, $40 million project.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Conti takes full ownership of Sri Lankan tire maker Eu-Retec

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KALUTARA, Sri Lanka — Continental A.G. has acquired full ownership of Sri Lankan solid tire maker Eu-Retec (Pvt) Ltd., buying the 49-percent stake it didn’t own from the company’s managing director.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Titan International Makes Pink Farm Tires for Ride to a Cure Event

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In honor of breast cancer awareness month, tire manufacturer Titan International (maker of Goodyear Farm Tires) will host the 4th Ride to a Cure event this Saturday at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa

The free, family-friendly event is open to the public with 100% of proceeds going to John Stoddard Cancer Center in central Iowa.

Titan will host a hayrack ride, pumpkin painting and a car show. The Iowa Speedway Official Pace Car will also be on site.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Hankook Tire positions itself at 2018 IAA

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Presenting itself as a global, top-tier truck tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire has started preparations for this year’s 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles show, taking place in Hanover, Germany between September 20th and 27th.

Hankook will be premiering a new tire line-up for mild on- and off-road use. These tires are engineered for ultimate steering, driving, trailer axle. In an outdoor exhibition area, the company will be highlighting further brand activities.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

Tire makers commit $7.5 billion globally to new plants, capacity expansions

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AKRON — The world’s leading tire makers committed more than $7.5 billion in the past year toward new plants and capacity expansions, representing more than 82 million units of new annual car tire and 7.5 million units of new truck/bus tire capacity.

Read the source article at Tire Business