GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Industrias de hule Galgo S.A. de C.V. are setting up a partnership in Mexico that will extend Cooper's new tire warranties on its Cooper- and Roadmaster-brand truck tires to include retreading by Galgo's certified retreaders' network in Mexico.
Through this partnership, Cooper will offer customers a seven-year warranty on Cooper truck/bus tires and a six-year warranty on Roadmaster tires, the parties said. In conjunction with Cooper's warranty, Galgo — through its retread network — will provide two Pre-Q brand retread applications on Cooper and Roadmaster tires.
This agreement is being put into effect during October in Mexico, but the parties said they plan to expand the offer to additional countries in the months to come, although the U.S. and Canada are not among them, Cooper said.
Guadalajara-based Galgo said the partnership is an effort to increase productivity, meet customer needs and provide cost savings.