Keystone Automotive expands product portfolio
EXETER, Pa. — Automotive aftermarket distributor and marketer Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. has expanded its product portfolio by adding lines from a pair of new suppliers: Advanced Accessory Concepts (AAC) and Diamond Eye Performance.
SVI acquires brake resurfacing lathe producer RELS
DEKALB, Ill. — Automotive lift manufacturer and supplier SVI International Inc. has acquired brake resurfacing lathe producer RELS Manufacturing Inc., effective June 8.
Firestone OTR tire users get chance to see Indy 500 in 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is offering users of its Firestone OTR tire lines a chance to win an expenses-paid trip to the 2019 Indianapolis 500 in a sweepstakes running through Sept. 17.
July 6 is deadline to register for ACA trade mission to Chile
BETHESDA, Md. — July 6 is the deadline for interested auto aftermarket industry professionals to register for the Auto Care Association's Aug. 21-22 trade mission to Chile.
Nokian to raise car tire output at HQ plant in Finland
NOKIA, Finland — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is adding a fourth shift at its headquarters plant in Nokia, a move that will raise the plant's car tire output by 30 percent to meet growing demand.
Marangoni mulling investment in Brazil for TRM unit
ALA, Italy — Tyre Retreading Machinery (TRM), part of Marangoni Meccanica S.p.A., is "looking with high interest" into investing in South America, particularly Brazil, the Ala-based company said recently.
Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli earn Ford supplier honors
DEARBORN, Mich. — Latin American subsidiaries of Bridgestone Corp., Group Michelin and Pirelli & C. S.p.A. recently earned recognition as top-performing global suppliers for Ford Motor Co., the only three tire makers among 88 companies that...
Registration open for SEMA's Battle of the Builders competition
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — The Specialty Equipment Market Association has opened registration for its annual "Battle of the Builders" competition for contestants who design and build their own vehicles.
ACA releases updated Auto Care Factbook, Lang Annual
BETHESDA, Md.—The Auto Care Association has released its two leading online publications, the Auto Care Factbook 2019 and the Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2019.
Future Tire: Game changers map the way forward
COLOGNE, Germany — The Future Tire 2018 conference concluded May 31 with a high-powered discussion led by a panel of leading players in the introduction of digital technologies in the European tire industry.
Vipal retreads receive Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification
NOVA PRATA, Brazil — Brazilian retread materials producer Borrachas Vipal S/A has received the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake Alpine Symbol certifications on two more treads, VM729 and VDE2, bringing to six the number of verified treads made ...
Plaza Tire opens 3rd Springfield location
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Plaza Tire Service has opened its third retail store in Springfield, an eight-bay structure that expands the Cape Girardeau-based dealership's network to 45 locations in Missouri and 63 throughout its four-state footprint.
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