News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

June 3, 2020

JK Tyre launches US operations

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 10:42 pm

JK Tyre, one of India’s leading tire producers, recently announced the creation of a new entity, Western Tires Inc. in Houston, Texas, which will act as the company’s marketing arm in the United States. JK Tyre has been exporting tires to the United States for more than 20 years, and the new company represents an expansion of those efforts. JK Tyre imports tires into the US from its factories in both India and Mexico.

Cooper restarts Mexico plant

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 9:33 pm

Tire Business reports (subscription required) that Cooper Tire & Rubber is restarting production at its tire plant in El Salto, Mexico. Cooper first idled the plant on March 21 due to COVID-19 concerns. The plant was restarted on April 13th but idled again on April 28 under orders from the Mexican government, which deemed the plant to be non-essential. Cooper has implemented new health and safety procedures at the plant, and production was scheduled to resume on a limited basis on June 1.

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