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Fleet Tire Market to Outpace Overall Tire Market to 2026

Fleet tire consumption is growing along with population and middle-class expansion regardless of the economic and transportation setbacks related to COVID-19. Thanks to the shift in mobility that is taking place to 2026 and beyond, which includes greater efficiencies in commercial transport and the use of car- and ride-sharing fleets for personal transportation, the fleet

Technology, Regulation, Weather Dictate Tire Evolution

Compared to winter and summer tires, all-season tires dominate market share in the leading North American and Chinese tire markets.

Smithers Unifies Under One Brand

Smithers has launched a single brand identity, new logo and tagline, and a new web presence at

Smithers Rapra to Host Webinar on Tire Components May 8

Join Smithers Rapra’s webinar on radial tire components Wednesday, May 8.

Smithers Rapra Hires North American Sales Manager

Smithers Rapra has hired Bob Bove as regional sales manager for North America.

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Smithers Rapra Expands Testing Lab

The two new chambers provide over 40% more internal capacity than the laboratory’s existing chambers, allowing for environmental conditioning and testing of larger components.

Smithers Rapra to Present on Electric Vehicles at Tire Technology Expo 2019

Smithers Rapra experts will present on tires for eletric vehicles and silica tread compounds at the Tire Technology Expo 2019.

Smithers Rapra to Host ‘Compounding 102’ Webinar

Smithers Rapra is hosting an introductory one-hour webinar on rubber compounding as part of its free webinar series from company experts.

Tire Trends: OEMs Continue to Drive High-Performance Tire Sales

As automobile manufacturers introduce more of these tires as original equipment, HP tires further penetrate the market and draw the interest of buyers looking to replace tires.

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New Smithers Rapra Report Explores Effect Of EVs On Tire Manufacturing

Rapid growth of electric vehicles through the year 2028 will affect the strategies of tire manufacturers in the next 10 years, according to a new Smithers Rapra report.

Smithers Rapra Expands Ohio Facility for More Tire Testing Capabilities

Smithers Rapra, a leader in rubber, plastics, and composites testing, has opened its recent expansion at the company’s Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna, Ohio, where it will offer advanced tire testing to manufacturers.

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Smithers Enhances Global Tire and Wheel Testing Capabilities

Smithers Rapra, a leader in rubber, plastics, and composites testing expertise, has announced the expansion of the company’s tire testing capabilities at their Suzhou, China lab.