Continental Tire Sales Grew 10%

Continental AG recorded a 10% gain in tire sales in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020, results the company says were driven in particular by improvements in China and North America.

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GY Cooper

Goodyear-Cooper Deal Could Close Earlier

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is expected to finalize during the second half of 2021, as originally projected, according to Cooper President and CEO Brad Hughes. "However, the transaction could close earlier."

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Goodyear Reports Strongest 1Q Since 2018

Replacement consumer tire sales continue to drive Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s  recovery and rebound from COVID-19, with overall replacement tire volume increasing 14% in the first quarter, a number Goodyear says "significantly" exceeded the industry. The tiremaker recorded sales of $3.5 billion in the period, up 15% from a year ago, yet still shy of pre-pandemic results.

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Bridgestone Americas Promotes Damon, Other Executives

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has made a number of organizational changes, including promoting Scott Damon to chief operating officer. He will be responsible for Bridgestone's core tire business, which includes the company's consumer, commercial truck and bus, OTR, ag and Latin America segments.

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Linglong Ford supplier award

Linglong Earns Ford Q1 Award

Ford Motor Co. presented a Q1 Award to Linglong International Tire (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. (LLIT), a move the tiremaker says signals its progress in the global original equipment tire market.

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