By the time you’re reading this article, Formula One will have returned to the U.S. after a six-year absence. On Nov. 18, F1 race fans from around the world will have focused their attention on the newly constructed and purpose-built Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The track truly is something to see, and
South Korea’s oldest tire manufacturer isn’t what you might assume. Originally established in 1942 as Heung-A Tire, the company now known as Nexen Tire Corp. is celebrating 70 years in business this year, and has ambitious growth plans for its future.Included within the highly automated Changnyeong tire factory’s 4.65 million square feet of floor space
At its annual incentive trip in mid-April, Continental Tire the Americas welcomed some 260 members of its Gold Dealer Program who hit over 2,000 units purchased within the past year.
As the official tire of the NFL, NHL and the PGA Tour – and being involved in connected events – Bridgestone Americas certainly has a number of major opportunities to showcase itself in the most highly visible sports arenas in North America. One of those “connected events” is perhaps the single biggest sporting event in
By any measure, there is no bigger auto racing stage than Formula One. Bar none. It also is the most expensive form of motorsport in the world. Each team, depending upon how competitive it wishes to be, can spend anywhere from $120 million to $190 million per year. That tidy sum covers things like required
While recognizing its dealers for helping reach record annual sales, Hankook officials made it plain that they recognize both the tiremaker’s shortcomings and what it will take for it to reach its future goals.
Nitto Tire USA Inc. has received notice as what one could call the tire industry’s very own “underdog.” But recently, parent Toyo announced plans to double the Nitto brand sales to $1 billion globally by the year 2016.
outhwestern Virginia. After successfully selling commercial truck, OTR, passenger and light truck tires since 1972, King’s Tire has recently taken on a new partner Continental Tire the Americas.What started as a small family business is now garnering national attention as King’s Tire formally cut the ribbon on its reopened and all-new 25,000-square-foot retread tire
Continental Tire the Americas offered up Infineon Raceway as the center stage upon which to introduce the new General G-Max AS-03 to both tire and automotive journalists and its dealers in back-to-back events. “This is a tire that seems to offer a wide range of our dealers the opportunity to sell a very complete package,
Selling tires is a passion few will ever understand. Playing the bassguitar is a passion even fewer of us will ever truly appreciate. JoelCaplan, owner/partner of BC Tire, based in Piscataway, N.J., not onlyunderstands and appreciates these two passions, he’s found a way toincorporate them both into a grassroots marketing effort that paiddividends to his
When it comes to beautiful locations for a meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is hard to beat. After the year Hankook Tire America Corp. just had, holding its annual Partner Days event at Riviera Nayarit there was a real treat for the 100 or so dealers in attendance.Hankook Tire America President and COO Soo II Lee
Not long after setting up Pirelli’s new sales and marketing offices on 5th Avenue in New York City, the tiremaker is further strengthening its position in the North American market by committing to additional production capabilities with a new tire plant scheduled to be on line by the first half of 2012. Located in Silao,