Matador Raises Truck Tyre Prices - Tire Review Magazine

Matador Raises Truck Tyre Prices

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) Matador UK has announced a price increase averaging 4% on its all-steel truck tyres, effective Apr. 1.

Included in the increase are 17.5-, 19.5-, 20- and 22.5-inch sizes.

The reason for the increase, says managing director Miroslav Plevak, is the continuing rise in raw material prices and energy costs, which impact negatively on the cost of production. "Raw material prices rose considerably last year," says Plevak, "with a particularly dramatic rise in the cost of natural rubber. Unfortunately, the outlook for the coming year is more of the same."

He went on: "The rising cost of materials and energy is a problem facing every tyre manufacturer and it is inevitable that tyre prices will have to rise. Matador has absorbed the majority of these increases over recent years, but no manufacturer can continue to do this indefinitely without raising prices."

Matador will continue to monitor the situation carefully and to reduce production costs wherever possible in order to minimise the effect on customers. It should be noted that the forthcoming price rise applies only to truck tyres; the price of Matador car tyres remains unaffected.

You May Also Like

Sally Thomas taps into her tenacity to build on the success of her family’s tire business

Today, Sally Thomas and her brother, Bryan, operate eight retail stores, two commercial locations, three wholesale distribution warehouses, a Mighty Auto Parts franchise, and an e-commerce business.


Sally Thomas is a second-generation tire dealer with ambition, grit, and heart for the tire industry. Her father, Paul, founded the business in 1981 out of the driveway of their family home, and he and his wife, Sandra, soon blossomed the company into a full-blown tire and service location in Asheboro, North Carolina.

Hankook Tire America recalls select Kinergy GT tires

Certain Kinergy GT tires, size 235/60R18H H436, are missing the missing the four-digit week and year code mark.

Radar Tires adds six SKUs to Renegade-X M/T tire line

The company is now offering 16 SKUs for this line, which was originally launched with 10.

Three facts about modern electric power steering

EPS has enabled key vehicle advancements like stop/start systems, hybrids and advanced driver assistance features or ADAS.

TRIB’s new website offers tailored services for members

One of the highlights of the redesigned website is the introduction of the retread environmental savings calculator.


Other Posts

RNR Tire Express to give away NASCAR tickets for Father’s Day promotion

The RNR team will be taking submissions until midnight on Sunday, June 16.

RNR Tire Express
How Phaelona Bradley champions customer service and breaks barriers

Phaelona’s commitment to making those around her better and improving customer relationships is helping to shape a customer-centric culture at Yokohama.

3633-Phaelona bradley
Kevin Speroff’s passion for learning and analytical approach make him an industry asset

Kevin approaches everything he does with the mindset of the eternal student, constantly looking to develop himself.

Even in the face of adversity, Randy John proves he will remain resilient

Randy leverages his expertise and customer relationships to strengthen Double Coin’s brand presence.

3633-Randy john