MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — China's Sailun Jinyu Tyre Co. Ltd. has taken over Canadian wholesaler Dynamic Tire Inc. and converted Dynamic's Husky Tire Corp. affiliate to Sailun Jinyu International and moved it to separate quarters in Brampton, Ontario.
The revamped distributor handles the Blacklion, RoadX and Ironhead brands, sourced from Sailun Jinyu factories in China and Vietnam, according to Darrin Bossence, vice president of sales.
Dynamic Tire, a company with a 48-year history in tire distribution, continues to handle in Canada the Diamondback and Wind Power brands that Husky Tire previously handled, along with Aeolus, Aurora, Dynamo, Galaxy, Henan, Mirage, Primex, RoadRider and Triangle brand products.
Dynamic also distributes Pirelli- and Formula-brand truck tires in Canada under terms of an agreement signed last year with Prometeon Tyre Group.
United Tire had been an independent company since its founding 1944 by Husky Sherkin. Originally focused solely on the OTR market, Dyanamic over the years expanded into many more segments.
Husky Sherkin's son Robert Sherkin is credited with helping found Tianjin United Tire in 1970 to produce a United brand OTR tire for Canadian mining customers.