LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2016) — Shanghai Huayi Co. Ltd., parent of Double Coin Tires Co. Ltd., has established a subsidiary in Markham, Ontario – Huayi Tire Canada Inc. – to handle distribution of its Double Coin, Duraturn, Dynatrail and Bluestar tire brands in Canada.
“We are proud to be Canada's marketer and distributor of these premium associate brands of consumer and commercial tires,” said John Hagg, vice president of sales and operations for Huayi Tire Canada.
“We have a great team in place to deliver unwavering logistic and service excellence, as well as providing high quality, competitively priced tires. We are also committed to provide the marketing support to make the customer aware of the value and quality in every tire we represent.”
Shanghai Huayi did not specify what warehousing assets, if any, Huayi Tire Canada has at the moment.
Mr. Hagg has worked for China Manufacturers Association L.L.C. in the U.S. for the past four years as regional manager, according to his LinkedIn page. He also has worked for Michelin North America's TCi Tire Centers L.L.C. unit and for Bridgestone Americas in the past.
Shanghai Hauyi/Double Coin also is building a truck tire plant in Thailand that will help the company maintain its market presence in the U.S. in light of the pending elevated import duties under review by U.S. authorities. That plant could be producing tires by mid-2018, CMA Vice President Walt Weller told Double Coin dealers at a reception in Las Vegas during the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.