The Past 50 Years of the Us Tire Industry A Bumpy Road

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The last five decades of the US Tire Industry was quite eventful and marked by a series of mergers and acquisitions involving mostly foreign players who were far ahead in adopting advanced tyre manufacturing technologies. Today, the tire industry in USA is the largest of any in the world and its future will be similar to what will be seen in the rest of the world, since world tires are now similar in construction and operation and depend more upon vehicle use than nationality.

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Tire Guru integrating Tiremetrix registration, TPMS platforms

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LOGAN, Utah — Business management software developer Tire Guru Software has begun integrating Tiremetrix L.L.C.’s Tire Registration Plus and TPMS Manager platforms with its own Business Center products.

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Alliance Tire Americas Gets John Deere’s Highest Supplier Rating

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Alliance Tire Americas has been recognized for having the highest supplier rating from John Deere & Company.

The tiremaker, owned by the Yokohama Rubber Co., was named the company’s partner-level supplier for 2017 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. Alliance Tire Americas is a supplier of farm, OTR and industrial tires to John Deere’s operations in several locations.

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Michelin settles design patent lawsuit with Tire Mart

ST. LOUIS — Michelin North America Inc. has reached a settlement with Tire Mart Inc., d.b.a. Braven Off-Road, in a design patent lawsuit brought last year by Michelin.

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Yokohama picked as Original Equipment tire for new BMW X3

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Yokohama announced today that is supplying its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tires to BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker’s new X3 model. The new BMW X3, which debuted in November 2017 in North America and will be released gradually in markets around the world, will come equipped with tires in one of two sizes—225/60R18 104W or 245/50R19 105W, the latter of which features Yokohama Rubber’s run-flat technology.

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Hyundai, Michelin developing tires for electric vehicles

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Hyundai Motor Co. has entered into a technical partnership with Michelin to develop tires for electric and luxury vehicles.

The co-operative deal links the companies’ research and development work and will enable Hyundai to strengthen its capabilities in tire performance technology, the South Korea car maker said.

Hyundai representatives visited Michelin’s R&D center in Clermont-Ferrand to sign the agreement.

“Within the partnership, Hyundai Motor and Michelin will work together to develop a new all-season tire for electric vehicles,” Hyundai said.

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Hankook Expands Supply Deal with Scania

Hankook Tire will supply all Scania’s construction vehicles with tires in an expansion of its current contract with the commercial vehicle manufacturer, according to South Korean news service Yonhap.

Hankook started supplying original equipment tires to the Swedish company in November 2016. The expansion of the deal puts Hankook’s OE tires on the Scania XT truck, the company said in a statement to Yonhap.

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All New 2018 Jeep® Wrangler to Feature Bridgestone Dueler Tires

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced that the Dueler H/T 685 tire has been selected as original equipment on select models of the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler – the most recognized vehicle in the world.    Available…

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Yokohama marks 40th anniversary of Advan performance line

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TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. will mark the 40th anniversary this year of its flagship “Advan” performance and racing tire line with a special logo.

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Goodyear unveils highest-mileage tire: The Assurance Maxlife

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Goodyear Tire introduced the highest-mileage tire in its nearly 120-year history, the Assurance MaxLife, during its 2018 Customer Conference in Nashville, Tenn., this week.

Designed for savvy consumers looking for quality with long-lasting value, the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife extends journeys with an 85,000-mile limited tread life warranty.

Bolstered by Goodyear’s TredLife Technology, the tire delivers up to 30 percent more miles of all-season traction compared to the standard all-season tire.

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