2018 State of the Industry Archives - Tire Review Magazine
Challenges, Change and China: A Look at the 2018 Retread Industry

There’s price competition from low-quality imported tires, increasing regulatory threats from government agencies and uncertainty about raw materials costs. But there’s still cautious optimism in the retread industry.

Retread industry outlook 2018 trends
Commercial Tire Industry Trends: Consolidation, Electric Trucks & More to Come

Change is happening at an even more rapid pace than in the past in the commercial tire industry through freight consolidation, government regulation and other trends.

Commercial Tire market
What Does the Future Hold for Tire Wholesale Distribution? | Schuette

Leading companies in the tire industry are forcing adaptations in a new era of creativity and risk.

tire distribution outlook tire rack
How Evolving Mobility Will Impact the Consumer Tire Marketplace

How tires are engineered, manufactured, distributed and sold is changing to address autonomous cars, electric vehicles and the growth of shared mobility. But safety must always remain paramount.

passenger tires consumer tires cars driving
Our Autonomous Future: The Outlook for Driverless Vehicles

Driverless or not, safety continues to be both the biggest motivator for automotive manufacturers to invest in the autonomous vehicle, as well as the biggest driver for consumers to question the technology.

Autonomous driving future
Industry Overview: South Korean Roots Anchor Global Tire Brands

Despite its small geography, South Korean tire producers have put their country firmly on the map as one of the major tire producing countries globally. Though 2017 was not one of the best years for domestic tire consumption, surging exports and overseas production facilities made up for the shortfall in domestic consumption for South Korean

South Korea tire industry
Weak Industry Demand May Continue Despite a Strong Economy

Tire industry unit demand growth has been painfully slow in a strong economy, and we fear this is a new normal.

tire industry financial outlook
The Disruptive Force in Tire Development

Autonomous driving is a game-changing opportunity for the automotive industry as well as its greatest challenge.

Tire devlopment autonomous cars
Industry Update: Growth in Adversity for China-Based Tiremakers

Despite a very tough year, the Chinese tire industry continues to make headlines for its sheer size, overseas expansions and tariff and non-tariff barriers.