Take A Bow - Tire Review Magazine

Take A Bow

Ever want to feel good about this industry’s place in the scheme of things?

Our sister magazine Counterman recently published its annual Top 100 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers list, developed in conjunction with AASA.

Tire manufacturers – specifically Bridgestone/Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Continental Tire North America and Cooper held five of the top 10 positions. BFS, Goodyear and Michelin, in fact, were among the top five; oil giants Shell and Exxon held the other two slots among the top five.

The gap (in 2007 sales dollars) between first-place BFS and 10th place Federal-Mogul was an eye-popping $12.6 billion. That’s billion with a B.

Thought you’d like to know just how important we really are.

If you have comments to share, send to me at [email protected].

– Jim Smith

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