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Cloyes Gear & Products Inc. earned the best new product award for its Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Chain Kits at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX).

Maxxis Launches Razr AT Light Truck Tire

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:47:00 PST

Maxxis International-USA showcased its new Razr AT premium all-terrain light truck tire during last week's Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.

Toyo Will Continue to Tap 'Influencers'

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:12:00 PST

"Influence the influencers" will be Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.'s mantra as it continues to build purchase intent among consumers, Tim Chaney, the company's vice president of marketing, told Modern Tire Dealer during last week's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Hatco brand tire repair materials and wheel balancing weights are sold in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries. The company highlighted its products at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Solutions for end-of-life tires and TPMS  were highlighted in Tech International’s booth at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Bridgestone Offers Glimpse Into Race Tire Plant

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 06:56:00 PST

Bridgestone Americas Inc. gave media a look at its Bridgestone Advanced Tire Production Center now under construction in Akron, Ohio.

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. used an incorrect rubber compound during three separate production runs, and as a result the tire maker is recalling the Falken-, Dunlop- and Goodyear-brand tires with that compound. More than half of the tires were sold to an original equipment manufacturer.  

Drew Technologies, Autologic Diagnostics, Farsight, and Bluelink Diagnostic Solutions, companies within the Intelligent Vehicle Support (IVS) division of Opus Group AB, are unifying and will officially be known as Opus IVS.

During a week-long event Tire Discounters Inc. locations in three states didn't charge customers labor on tires or oil changes, and instead collected donations for the Wounded Warrior Project. The first-time event raised more than $20,000.

ATG Ag Tire Wins Silver Medal at Trade Fair

Fri, 8 Nov 2019 14:11:00 PST

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. reports the Alliance Tire Group (ATG), its off-highway tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary, won an Agritechnica Innovation Award Silver Medal for its Alliance 398 MPT agricultural tire.

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has been awarded an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce for its efforts to increase sales and strengthen business relationships in China and the Middle East.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service, which has more than 170 Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Centers in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin, has one more with the grand opening of a Pelham, Ala., location. 

Yokohama Will Pump Up Advan Line in 2020

Fri, 8 Nov 2019 08:36:00 PST

Yokohama Tire Corp. is breathing new life into its Advan line, Fardad Niknam, Yokohama’s senior director of product marketing and planning, told Modern Tire Dealer during this week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Nexen Reports Double-Digit Growth in 2019

Fri, 8 Nov 2019 07:56:00 PST

“Our growth this year is over double digits for the second year in a row,” John Hagan, sales executive vice president for Nexen Tire America Inc., told Modern Tire Dealer during this week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.

Hunter Is the SEMA Manufacturer of the Year

Fri, 8 Nov 2019 07:55:00 PST

Hunter Engineering Co. was named the Manufacturer of the Year during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) annual Industry Awards banquest for 2019.

Cooper Brings New Campaign to SEMA Show

Fri, 8 Nov 2019 07:49:00 PST

A new ad campaign is urging tire consumers to "Go with the Coopers" when buying new tires.

ASA Automotive Systems Inc. has long helped retail, commercial and wholesale tire dealers, and retreaders, too. And now the company has identified another need in the marketplace -- customer acquisition.  

Hankook Tire CEO and President Hyun Bum Cho reports the company showed tangible results in its efforts for technology-based innovation and digital transformation by developing the Virtual Compound Design (VCD) system, a predictive model for tire compound properties using artificial intelligence.

Tire service tools and equipment provider AME International LLC displayed a new hub and stud cleaner for European vehicles at the 2019 Specialty Market Association (SEMA) Show.  

The E-Cube compact mobile tire servicing unit is just one of the featured products in Gaither Tool Co. Inc.’s booth at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.