How to effectively register tires has been an issue that has placed the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) at odds on more than one occasion since the late 1970s. It was then that the National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association (NTDRA), predecessor to today’s TIA, was able to convert mandatory tire registration to a voluntary system.
National Pronto Association and Federated Auto Parts announced they are merging their efforts and resources. This newly formed organization will be known as “Automotive Parts Services Group,” or simply “The Group.”
Raben Holdings LLC, which does business as Raben Tire Co. Inc., has sold an equity interest to Palladium Equity Partners LLC of New York City. Palladium describes the transaction as a “significant investment in partnership with the Raben family.”
The Obama Administration is looking to tire manufacturers and NASCAR to help educate Americans about the importance of tire maintenance and safety, as well as the role tires play in promoting energy efficiency.
China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) recently expanded its Double Coin truck tire line with new sizes. CMA Vice President Walt Weller talked about the additions to Modern Tire Dealer at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
Oliver Ziegler opened Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. in 1919. Today, the Massillon, Ohio-based company is run by Bill Ziegler, 66, a second-generation Ziegler. It has 24 stores in three states — eight retail, 16 commercial/retail — two wholesale outlets and two retread plants. Annual sales top $120 million.
According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained somewhat encouraging in September. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 1.2% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.1% increase in August and a 0.4% increase in July.
The automotive aftermarket is not immune from the sales juggernaut that is called Black Friday. The nationwide chains already have been advertising their willingness to take advantage of what many retailers believe is one of the most, if not the most, important day of their year.