2010 Market Influencers - Tire Review Magazine

2010 Market Influencers

 For the past 11 years, Tire Review editors have brought attention to the companies, people, issues, products and circumstances that we think will have a significant impact on the North American tire market in the coming year.

Sometimes right on and sometimes dead wrong, but always enlightening, Tire Review’s annual Market Influencers has become THE most referenced and most discussed part of our annual Sourcebook.

Tire Review’s Market Influencers was the first to recognize the impact of China and its growing tire industry, the first to point out the downward pressure raw materials costs would place on dealers, the first to reveal the real impact of this nation’s economic mess, the first to discuss hybrid vehicles, globalization, trade unions, super wide tires, capacity issues and much more.

As you will quickly see, this year’s Market Influencers is weighted heavily on issues related to the ramifications of the global economic meltdown. And there are a number of new entries that we think will have a profound impact on our industry. Plus, we’ll take a look back at last year’s list to see how well our predictions fared. (all in all, we didn’t do too badly!)

Click here to see this year’s Market Influencers

This a purely subjective list, determined by the editors from a list of reader suggestions from the past year. Tire Review’s editor makes the final selection.

Whether you agree or disagree, we’d love to hear your take on Market Influencers. E-mails ([email protected]) or phone calls (330-670-1234 ext. 298) are always welcome. And if you have some candidates for next year’s list, please pass them along.

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