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Automakers and Suppliers Identifying Ways to Reopen With Testing, Masks and Gloves
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Automakers and Suppliers Identifying Ways to Reopen With Testing, Masks and Gloves

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff Auto manufacturers and suppliers are devising plans that would allow factories and assembly lines to reopen and operate safely as it relates to COVID-19. Although decisions will be made on a...
Online COVID-19 resources available for aftermarket businesses
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Online COVID-19 resources available for aftermarket businesses

April 16th, 2020 | by Tire Business Staff
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Several national trade associations are offering support to their members during the pandemic with links to federal agencies, articles, webinars and other resources they could use regarding sanitizing...
Sailun raising truck tyre capacity by 3 million units
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Sailun raising truck tyre capacity by 3 million units

April 15th, 2020 | by Tyrepress
Sailun Group is investing just over RMB 2 billion (£226 million) to increase truck tyre capacity at its Liaoning, Shenyang Province plant by 3 million pieces a year. The company’s wholly-owned Sailun (Shenyang) Tire Co. Ltd....
Cooper restarting Mexico tire plant
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Cooper restarting Mexico tire plant

April 14th, 2020 | by European Rubber Journal
Findlay, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has announced plans to restart operations at its tire plant in El Salto, Mexico, beginning 13 April, but the company’s US and European plants will remain closed for at least...
COVID-19 Hits Home: Conrad’s Tire Takes Swift Action After Employee Tests Positive
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COVID-19 Hits Home: Conrad’s Tire Takes Swift Action After Employee Tests Positive

April 13th, 2020 | by Modern Tire Dealer
This story is the latest in MTD’s exclusive series of articles about how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting independent tire dealers. Stay tuned to www.moderntiredealer.com for more! What happens when one of your employees...
Tire factories start to Re-open
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Tire factories start to Re-open

April 13th, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
 By David Shaw This is a critical week in the world’s tire industry.  We estimate that at least 18 tire factories are coming back on stream this week. Bridgestone is opening its truck tire factories in North America Cooper is...
Cooper to Restart Plant in Mexico, U.S. Plants Still Closed
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Cooper to Restart Plant in Mexico, U.S. Plants Still Closed

April 10th, 2020 | by Modern Tire Dealer
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will resume manufacturing at its plant in Mexico on April 13. Cooper’s plants in the United States remain closed. Addressing its plant in Mexico, Cooper officials say that “measures to...
Pirelli launches new digital training for Tire Dealers
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Pirelli launches new digital training for Tire Dealers

April 9th, 2020 | by Traction News Staff
Pirelli has launched a new package of virtual training initiatives for its dealers and salesforce. With the COVID-19 pandemic putting everyday life on hold, Pirelli is enabling Tire dealers and Pirelli employees take part in...
Bridgestone to restart NA Commercial Tire Operations
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Bridgestone to restart NA Commercial Tire Operations

April 8th, 2020 | by Tire Review
Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has announced plans to restart its North American commercial tire plants as well as its North American Firestone Industrial Products and Firestone Building Products manufacturing facilities...
Goodyear plants throughout Americas closed ‘until further notice’
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Goodyear plants throughout Americas closed ‘until further notice’

April 2nd, 2020 | by Tire Business Staff
AKRON — Goodyear is extending the temporary suspension of operations in the Americas region, keeping all plants in the Americas closed until further notice in light of the “rapid spread of COVID-19 in the Americas,”...
Covid-19 shut-downs
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Covid-19 shut-downs

April 1st, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
by David Shaw Untitled Document Tire plants close across Europe, Americas, India Tire factories across the world are closing, albeit temporarily, as OE demand for tires plunges and the grip of the epidemic tight­ens (see map)....