AKRON (Oct. 28, 2015) — CIMS Inc., which provides products and services for the tire registration process, is gearing up to celebrate its 45th year in business in 2016.
“For the past 45 years we have been concentrating on tire registrations,” said CIMS President Susan B. Kruder. “We have evolved from punch machines and a dedicated computer platform room. Now dealers can use their point-of-sale software, mobile device or register tires online.”
CIMS was founded by the late Paul Kruder in 1971 in Akron when its only business was registering tires using postcard-type mail-in forms. Today the family-owned company has expanded to register tires at the point of sale, online and through CIMS' mobile app.
The company said it exists to help its clients comply with the record-keeping requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (1966) and related federal regulations (49 CFR Parts 574).
“We're particularly pleased with our toll-free support line (855-444-5120),” Ms. Kruder said. “Our clients like the personal touch and talking to a ‘live' voice to discuss issues. We realize that the tire industry is a face-to-face business and we think of that in everything we do….
“We work with more than 15,000 clients,” she continued, “and it is imperative that we maintain their information in a secure environment which means keeping their trust.”
Ms. Kruder emphasized that the company is “not a tire dealer, we don't sell tires…all we sell is security and compliance…letting the clients and their customers know that their data is safe with us. They know that…. That's why we've been in business for 45 years.”