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TBC Enhances Sumitomo Warranty

TBC Brands is enhancing its Sumitomo medium radial truck tire warranty effective Oct. 1, 2014. The enhancements cover all of Sumitomo brand medium radial truck tires, TBC said. The limited warranty coverage is extended to 72 months. Additionally, the enhancement features increased casing allowances for the first and second retread, TBC noted.

Apollo Examines South Africa Business

Apollo Tyres has decided to undergo business rescue proceedings in South Africa due to labor unrest, related issues and an uncompetitive cost structure, the tiremaker said. “Apollo Tyres Africa Ltd. has voluntarily initiated the business rescue proceedings, and has appointed a specialist to re-structure its operations and to secure the best value for all stakeholders,”

TBC Offers Fall Sumitomo Rebate

As part of the “Enhance your Drive, Enhance your Savings” mail-in rebate promotion being offered by TBC Brands, the exclusive distributor of Sumitomo tires in North America, consumers who purchase a set of four Sumitomo HTR Enhance performance touring tires between Sept. 1 and Oct. 17 will have the opportunity to receive a $50 Visa

Strong Growth for Sumitomo Rubber Industries in H1 2014

Robust growth was once again order of the day at Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI). The company reports that in the first half of 2014 its turnover has increased to 379 trillion yen ($3.7 billion). This growth almost exclusively came through the company’s tire business; SRI is the second largest Japanese tiremaker and its active worldwide

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TBC Adds Sizes For Sumitomo Touring Line

TBC Wholesale has added seven new sizes to its Sumitomo Touring LS broadline touring program. According to TBC, these new sizes, branded as Sumitomo Touring LX T/H/V, target key late-model SUV and CUV fitments in 17” and 18”. With these additions, the line now offers 38 T-, H- and V- sizes in 15” through 18”

Giti Breaks Into Top 10 Leading Tiremakers

Changes At The Top This year’s annual tire manufacturer ranking  have brought with them a number of key changes at the top of the table. The growth of Far Eastern manufacturers and Chinese companies in particular has long been observed, but 2014 sees Singapore-based Giti Tire break into the top 10 and Taiwan-based Maxxis/Cheng Shin

Sumitomo Promo Takes Consumers on ‘Journey’

TBC Corp., the exclusive distributor of Sumitomo tires in North America, announced a special sweepstakes for Sumitomo customers – “It’s the Journey.” Customers will have the chance to win a new set of HTR Enhance all-season tires, a GoPro camera and $1,500 in travel expenses. Between June 2 and 30, contest participants are encouraged to