DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.Continental Tire the Americas' General Tire brand has secured exclusive tire supplier and official racing tire status with NASCAR's K&N Pro Series, Pinty's Series and PEAK Mexico Series for the next few years.
AKRON—After nearly a decade of "status quo" among the world's largest tire makers, the pecking order at the top could be in for a shuffle in the coming year or two, depending on how well Michelin's pending acquisition of OTR/industrial tire and wheel producer Camso pans out.
HANOVER, Germany—Continental is planning to reorganize by 2020 into a holding company with three business sectors—rubber, automotive and powertrain—with the powertrain business being set up as an independent, publicly held company.
AKRON—The share of the U.S. original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires has risen for eight straight years, according to U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association data, but growth for two classifications seems to be stalled.
The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic. To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif.—Nexen Tire America is ramping up the scope of its entry into the mud terrain tire sector, adding 33-, 35- and 37-inch flotation versions of the Roadian MTX Mud Terrain Xtreme that debuted at last year's Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.