USTMA sees 2018 tire shipments rising 1%

The shipping rates for U.S. tires are expected to rise 1 percent compared to 2017 according to reports from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.

Medium truck tires are the ones fueling this growth, according to USTMA figures. Original equipment truck and bus tires will rise 13.4 percent and replacement shipments are expected to rise 2.7 percent. Replacement passenger tire shipments are estimated to rise 0.7 percent, while replacement light truck shipments are expected to decline 0.3 percent.

For UMD, this means that tire makers will be shipping and sorting more tires than 2017. With this in mind, it’s important to remember efficiency and the bottom line impact. The faster and more efficient a tire sorting operation is, the more tires are produced.

UMD creates complete state-of-the-art material handling solutions for leading manufacturers in various industries with special emphasis in Tire and Rubber and Tier 1 Automotive. And while every customer offers unique products or services, the need to improve efficiency, maintain quality standards, and plan for change is common to all. At UMD we consider these overall company needs with every system that we design, no matter how specific the application. We know from experience that every solution built for today must include a plan for the future. We are experts in material handling systems and process development. In today’s competitive and ever-changing manufacturing environment, we have to be.


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