International Truck, a Navistar company, has added Double Coin Tires to its list of primary tire suppliers, the company recently announced. In an effort to provide dealers and customers with viable and cost-effective alternatives when it comes to key components, International selected Double Coin based on its ability to provide quality and reliable products that consumers expect from International while also offering a source of tires with quantities that meet production needs. At International's current capacity, no tire OEM is able to currently meet 100% of production capacity.
"The global tire shortage has affected many truck companies, and ultimately, truck customers," said Tom Akers, vice president of purchasing and logistics for International. "International is committed to putting our customers miles ahead on the road and in business. Because Double Coin is able to meet International's production needs and strict quality standards at an affordable cost, we're pleased to add them as a tire supplier."
Double Coin tires will be introduced as an option on all truck series. In early 2006, Hankook Tires was named as the standard on International's medium-duty trucks--the International DuraStar and International CityStar series--as well as IC Corp. buses. International customers also have the option to select other tire brands, including Continental and Michelin.
The company's evaluation of Double Coin's tires has proven excellent quality, braking characteristics and overall performance. The company also is pleased with Double Coin's warranty coverage and retreadability.
"International Truck's global position and global sourcing initiatives are a perfect match for the high-quality truck tires supplied by the China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC (CMA, LLC)," said Larry J. Williams, CEO of CMA, LLC. "The Double Coin brand is synonymous with quality and profitability in the North American replacement market and now one of North America's major OEM's is ready to embrace it too."