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Craig Essex, Queens University alumnus, joins Point S Canada
June 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

Point S Canada and Unimax Tire have appointed Craig Essex as its new director of development for Canada. Essex, a graduate from Queens University, has years of managerial experience at a tire production company. He brings new approaches to strategic

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Groupe Touchette acquires Atlas Tire
November 12, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Groupe Touchette Inc., one of Canada’s largest tire distributors, has acquired Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc. The company says the deal constitutes a major step in its plans to expand its Canadian market coverage. Atlas Tire boasts a strong presence in

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Tire Industry Association elects new board secretary
October 11, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The founder and president of Tires Tires Tires has been elected secretary of the board of directors for the Tire Industry Association (TIA). Dan Nothdurft will begin his term as board secretary at the end of this month. Tires Tires

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Ontario tire dealers get scoop on new recycling program
September 27, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Ontario dealers face new regulations with a registration deadline set for the end of next month.

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Tire dealers seek clarity on TPMS
September 20, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Tire Dealers Association of Canada wants to know if sensors are required year-round on cars that have TPMS systems.

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Tire dealers to discuss new Ontario regs at convention this week
September 11, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Ontario’s new scrap tire regulations, coming into effect Jan. 1st 2019, will come under the microscope at the Tire Dealers Association Canada’s National Convention and Trade Show in Mississauga, Ont. this week. TDAC executive director Bob Bignell says a presentation

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Hankook Tire acquires German tire distributor Reifen-Müller
July 30, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Hankook Tire has announced its acquisition of a 100% stake in Reifen-Müller, one of Germany’s largest independent tire wholesalers and retailers, including Reifen-Müller GmbH & Co. Runderneuerungswerk KG. According to a company press release, the acquisition represents the next step

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Quebec revising winter tire rules
December 13, 2017 by Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

Quebec will reportedly bring forward the mandatory date by which winter tires must be put on all vehicles in the province and also increase fines for those who don’t follow the rules. It remains the only Canadian jurisdiction that requires

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eBay Motors creates ‘Virtual Tech’
October 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

New feature allows company to give customers instant access to ASE-certified technicians in U.S.

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Groupe Touchette grows again in east
June 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Groupe Touchette has announced the opening of its 30th tire distribution centre in the Atlantic Region, opening up shop in Halifax this time. This new distribution centre, Groupe said in a press release, will serve the Atlantic car dealers and

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Consumers unaware of tire benefits for environment
May 24, 2017 by Adam Malik

Drivers want to do what they can for the environment, but a new survey shows many don’t know tires play an important role in helping fuel economy. A Leger survey conducted for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada found

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Hankook launches new tire, Ventus R-s4
April 7, 2017 by Adam Malik

A new high-performance, semi-slick tire is being made available from Hankook, the company has announced. The Ventus R-s4 is being touted as being “designed for maximized grip, durability and handling performance.” While semi-slick tires are more known for racing enthusiasts,