KOBE, Japan — Porsche A.G. and Toyota Motor Corp. have selected Falken- and Dunlop-brand tires as OE fitments on their 2019 Macan and 2020 RAV4 sport utility vehicles, respectively, according to the tires' maker, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.
QINGDAO, China — Qingdao Doublestar Group, the controlling shareholder in South Korea's Kumho Tire Co. Inc., suffered a 75% drop in fiscal 2018 net earnings on 6% lower sales, according to figures in the company's recently released annual report.
NEW YORK — Icahn Enterprises L.P. and Monro Inc. are both tapping into new financing options valued at hundreds of millions of dollars that both companies potentially could use for debt retirement, acquisition funding and other corporate purposes.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association has kicked off National Tire Safety Week to raise awareness and educate consumers about proper tire care and safety.
AKRON — This Memorial Day, Goodyear will offer former and active military members free car care checks and reduced costs services at its retail stores, in partnership with Honor and Remember, a military support organization.
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Michelin CEO and Managing Chairman Jean Dominique Senard has passed the reins of leadership to Florent Menegaux, ending a dozen years as Michelin's top executive.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Zafco International and Martino Tire & Auto executive Minoo Mehta is ramping up the scale of the wholesale distribution company he opened in 2015, by securing U.S. distribution rights to Pirelli-brand farm and OTR and Magna-brand OTR tires.
NEW ORLEANS — Chris Monteverde, a Big O Tires franchisee since 2004, was a big winner at Big O Tires L.L.C.'s recent dealer meeting in New Orleans, garnering a pair of awards.
STOW, Ohio — Matco Tools has introduced the MaxFlex, an Android-based diagnostic tablet designed for the professional automotive industry.
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Snap-on Inc. has introduced the Triton-D8 diagnostic tool to help technicians save time, boost productivity and make more money by guiding them to the problem, while filtering out unnecessary steps.
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