General Tire – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Mon, 10 May 2021 12:05:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.12 Grabber AT3 from General Tire as Original Equipment for Ford Ranger Raptor https://tiresandparts.net/news/grabber-at3-from-general-tire-as-original-equipment-for-ford-ranger-raptor/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/grabber-at3-from-general-tire-as-original-equipment-for-ford-ranger-raptor/#respond Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:11:18 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=34676 General Tire celebrates another original equipment success. The Ford Ranger Raptor is now exclusively fitted as standard with the award-winning all-terrain General Grabber AT3 tyre. The high-performance off-road pickup from Ford features a specially developed, motorsport-friendly chassis, the special qualities of which come into play at high speeds away from paved roads in particular.  “The […]

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General Tire celebrates another original equipment success. The Ford Ranger Raptor is now exclusively fitted as standard with the award-winning all-terrain General Grabber AT3 tyre. The high-performance off-road pickup from Ford features a specially developed, motorsport-friendly chassis, the special qualities of which come into play at high speeds away from paved roads in particular.  “The development engineers at Ford went to great pains to find the perfect tyre for their benchmark product. Ultimately, the decisive factor for selecting this tyre was its optimal interaction with the outstanding suspension and performance features of the Ranger Raptor in conjunction with the striking dynamic properties of the General Grabber AT3,” says JJ Dowling, General Manager Manufacturing at Continental Tyre South Africa. “We’re excited about the vehicle and delighted with the collaboration.”  Like all vehicle manufacturers, Ford defines a wide range of specific requirements, which the Grabber AT3 more than met during intensive testing – including grip performance in wet and dry conditions, noise generation, mileage, reliability and stability. “The original equipment approvals for the Ranger Raptor,” says Dowling, “once again confirm the excellent reputation of the Grabber AT3 as a tyre with exceptional qualities both on and off road and in all weather conditions.” Independent tests published in the automotive trade press also prove that the Grabber AT3 is the measure of all things in the all-terrain tyre segment with its 50/50 design for balanced performance on the road and cross-country. In 2018, for instance, the tyre from General Tire was the overall winner among 16 competing products in a major performance comparison of all-terrain tyres conducted by SA 4×4 Magazine.

The main technical features of the General Grabber AT3 include TracGen and DuraGen technology. Thanks to its numerous grip edges in the innovative tread, TracGen ensures exceptional traction on loose surfaces and therefore offers the best transmission of drive and braking forces. The DuraGen technology, in turn, guarantees an extremely robust rubber compound. It ensures extra-strong stud rows and a long tyre service life, even when used on rough terrain. The high-strength steel belt construction also offers reliable stability under all permitted load conditions. The balanced tread geometry with uniform material distribution and low stiffness as well as the optimised arrangement of the tread blocks reduces vibrations in the tyre for maximum comfort and achieves an impressively low noise level. In addition, the General Grabber AT3 bears the snowflake symbol on its side wall and is therefore suitable for year-round use, even in wintery weather conditions.

The Ranger Raptor is built for the global market in Silverton, South Africa. The vehicle is equipped ex works with the size LT 285/70 R17 116/113 S tyre in a robust light truck specification with additional reinforcement for special load capacity. This new size was added to the existing Grabber AT3 range during the development process with Ford and is now also available from the aftermarket. The tyres are produced at the Continental Tyre South Africa plant in Port Elizabeth.

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Suhail Bahwan Automobiles launches General Tire in Oman https://tiresandparts.net/news/suhail-bahwan-automobiles-launches-general-tire-in-oman/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/suhail-bahwan-automobiles-launches-general-tire-in-oman/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:38:23 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=32485 Suhail Bahwan Automobiles has unveiled the General Tire range in Oman. General Tire, with a reputation for producing some of the world’s best off-road and on-road tires, and a history stretching back over 100 years, has now arrived on Oman’s motoring scene. Renowned for its ‘Anywhere is possible’ slogan, the brand has been introduced to […]

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Suhail Bahwan Automobiles has unveiled the General Tire range in Oman. General Tire, with a reputation for producing some of the world’s best off-road and on-road tires, and a history stretching back over 100 years, has now arrived on Oman’s motoring scene. Renowned for its ‘Anywhere is possible’ slogan, the brand has been introduced to the Sultanate in partnership with Suhail Bahwan Automobiles LLC and offers a totally new range of safe, reliable and high value tires for car owners in Oman.

Founded in 1915, and now owned by premium tire and automotive technology company Continental, General Tire operates worldwide and manufactures a wide range of tires for passenger cars, trucks and industrial applications. With its rich American heritage, the brand is best known for its robust and durable high-performance SUV and 4×4 tires.

Mr. Karel Kucera, Managing Director, Continental Middle East, said: “General Tire has been waiting for the right moment to introduce the brand to Oman, and this partnership with Suhail Bahwan Automobiles represents exactly such an opportunity. We can now offer Omani motorists a range of tires designed to provide them with total confidence as well as an enjoyable and safe driving experience in varied weather conditions.”

Keeping in line with its business growth objective, Suhail Bahwan Automobiles partnered with Continental Group to launch General Tires in Oman. Commenting on the occasion Sheikh Ahmed Bahwan, Chairman, Bahwan International Group (BIG) said: “We are delighted to enter into this partnership with General Tire, a brand by Continental. Continental’s General Tire is world famous for its superior quality, heritage and performance. This range is surely going to complement the ever-increasing portfolio of automotive products and services that BIG is offering to its discerning customers.”

 

General Tire – A Brand by Continental

General Tire is headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA and has a long history of evolution spanning over 100 years since its foundation in 1915. From early on, the company has produced tires for all types of motor vehicles.

Based on the brand’s American Heritage, General Tire has proven its ability to compete in the ever-changing tire industry with manufacturing and technological advancements for more than 100 years. With manufacturing bases spread across Europe (Germany, France, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic) and USA, General Tire continues the long tradition of being the customer’s choice when it comes to Quality, Value and Performance. The brand is driven by its core values – Performance, Reliability and American Heritage.

Today, General Tire has a large and interesting choice of patterns and sizes. Its range includes tough, durable and ultra-high-performance tires for Passenger Cars, Light Vans, SUVs and Off-road 4×4 to meet customers’ needs.

Continental Group acquired General Tire in 1987. Today, General Tire delivers car, truck, and industrial tires to customers all around the world. It also equips 4×4 vehicles with special tires. Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for the sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2019, Continental generated sales of €44.5 billion and currently employs about 240,000 people in 59 countries and markets.

General Tire Range in Oman

Suhail Bahwan Automobiles has introduced two patterns of General tires which are made in Europe and USA – ALTIMAX and GRABBER

ALTIMAX comes in four patterns ALTIMAX ONE, ALTIMAX ONE S, ALTIMAX COMFORT and ALTIMAX SPORT that primarily caters for the Passenger and Luxury car segment. General Altimax‘s new Passenger Summer line provides reliable performance for everyday driving with outstanding grip in dry and wet conditions and significantly improved tread life.

GRABBER offers four patterns GRABBER GT, GRABBER HTS-60, GRABBER AT-3 and GRABBER X-3, which offer asymmetric state-of-the-art pattern design for fast and powerful SUVs/4×4 vehicles. General Grabber keeps the very good performance of the Grabber HP/UHP and offers improved performance in safety, handling and comfort. Grabber tires are the tough highway terrain all-season tires that provide the perfect synergy of comfort, durability and performance for light trucks, SUVs and crossovers.

Both the ALTIMAX and GRABBER patterns come with RTM (Replacement Tire Monitor) technology that provides the user with a warning when the tire is worn and has to be replaced. Also, VAI (Visual Alignment Indicator) technology allows the user to check wheel misalignment to avoid irregular wear of the tires.

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General Tire introduces new technology for its Grabber AT³ range of off-road tires https://tiresandparts.net/news/general-tire-introduces-new-technology-for-its-grabber-at%c2%b3-range-of-off-road-tires/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/general-tire-introduces-new-technology-for-its-grabber-at%c2%b3-range-of-off-road-tires/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:40:45 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30915 General Tire, a sub-brand of leading German tire manufacturer Continental, has introduced the latest advanced tread technology on its Grabber AT3 tire, which is specially designed for off-road use. Launched in the Middle East in 2011, General Tire provides motorists with excellent quality and performance especially in 4×4 and off-road applications, forming a strong presence […]

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General Tire, a sub-brand of leading German tire manufacturer Continental, has introduced the latest advanced tread technology on its Grabber AT3 tire, which is specially designed for off-road use.

Launched in the Middle East in 2011, General Tire provides motorists with excellent quality and performance especially in 4×4 and off-road applications, forming a strong presence in the region. The company’s flagship product, the Grabber AT3 is a versatile and robust tire developed for use on SUVs, pick-up trucks and off-road vehicles. It combines exceptional off-road capability and excellent grip on the road in all weather conditions.

For over 100 years, General Tire has offered SUV and 4×4 drivers robust and durable tires for every application, and with this new technology provides improved grip and cut resistance to better deal with both dry and wet terrains.

Matthias Bartz, Business Development Manager for General Tire EMEA, said: “At General Tire, safety is paramount. Cut resistance is an important criterion for drivers using all-terrain tires, providing better grip. This is why we’ve worked on the technology to improve these performance elements of the Grabber AT³ and enhance their already strong reputation within the all-terrain sector. The use of new technologies represents an opportunity to improve safety and quality even further and in turn provide quality products for our customers.”

General Tire produces Grabber AT³ model tires for a wide range of vehicles, and recently added

two new dimensions for rims with diameters of 21 and 22 inches with additional sizes expected to follow later in the year. The new sizes for high-performance vehicles have the dimensions 275/45 R 21 110V XL and 275/40R22 108V XL FR.

General Tire has dedicated partners across the GCC, Levant and Egypt. Customers can find out more about General Tire and where to purchase the Grabber AT3, by visiting here.

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Continental Expands Middle East Retail Network and Increases Sales in 2016 https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/continental-expands-middle-east-retail-network-increases-sales-2016/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/continental-expands-middle-east-retail-network-increases-sales-2016/#respond Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:34:45 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19535 Continental, the German manufacturer of premium tires and automotive components has announced that the company achieved an 11% growth in net sales in the Middle East and has expanded its retail network in 2016. The announcement was made at the company’s annual regional retail partner conference. The year has been a tough one for those […]

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Continental, the German manufacturer of premium tires and automotive components has announced that the company achieved an 11% growth in net sales in the Middle East and has expanded its retail network in 2016. The announcement was made at the company’s annual regional retail partner conference. The year has been a tough one for those in the tire business, but customers who valued premium design and value for money and the support of the brand’s distribution partners helped Continental to maintain and strengthen its position in the premium tire segment.

Continental also used the three-day conference, which was held last month in the UAE to outline its plans for the Middle East market in 2017. These include commitments to invest more in the market with the opening 58 new retail outlets across the region, increase in the numbers of staff, better facilities for storage and distribution facilities and new products that have been customized for the region.

Continental’s regional partners will be investing in additional infrastructure to boost sales and in a Continental retail outlet, customers can expect to get a level of service and access to tire expertise that they will be unable to get from a typical tire shop or their neighborhood garage. The stores will be staffed by highly trained tire specialists who can provide customers with advice regarding the tires that are most suitable for their vehicle and they will also benefit from a full range of services, which will confirm to the high standards that are in line with Continental’s image as a premium brand.

In 2016, Continental had opened a number of retail outlets in the Middle East in order to cater to the growing demand for the company’s high-performance tires, especially in the UAE and Egypt, thus highlighting a new way that consumers can access the brand. Continental also collected an award for ‘Best Public Awareness Campaign’ from the Qatar Transport Safety Forum for its efforts in the field of transport safety through its Vision Zero campaign.

Key officials from Continental at the conference included Dr. Hartmut Woehler, Head of Marketing and Sales PLT Replacement in EMEA, Jon Ander Garcia, General Manager for Spain and Business Development for Middle East and Africa, and Jose Luis de la Fuente, Managing Director of Continental Middle East. Representatives from the company’s sister brands including General Tire, Barum, Matador and Uniroyal also attended the conference.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Hartmut Woehler said that Continental was very fortunate to have a strong retail network in the region, and work with partners who are highly aware of what both Continental and its customers need. Retailers are in a position to have a better understanding of the market due to their experience and the conference helped Continental to strengthen its ties with its retailers.

Jon Ander Garcia commented that the Middle East region is a key growth market for Continental. He added that the company’s investment both in the regions and in products that have been designed specifically for the Middle East market highlights the company’s commitment to better understanding the needs of customers here and to providing them with the quality of service and products that they are looking for.

Jose Luis de la Fuente said that Continental has gone from strength to strength in the region since opening its Middle East headquarters in 2015, while its ties with its partners across the region have become deeper and more fruitful. He said that the planned launches across the Middle East for 2017 will provide Continental with a strong platform for future growth.

Continental was established in Hannover, Germany, in 1871, and is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a leader in tire development and technology, with the largest number of OE homologations in the European market. The company’s tire division manufactures and markets tires under several brand names including Barum, Matador, General Tire, and Uniroyal in the Middle East.

 

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General Tire Promotes Tire Safety at Dubai Sevens tournament https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/general-tire-promotes-tire-safety-dubai-sevens-tournament/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/general-tire-promotes-tire-safety-dubai-sevens-tournament/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:58:52 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19112 General Tire used the recent Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens event as an opportunity to promote tire safety. General Tire was one of the partners of the event which drew thousands of rugby fans and used its booth at the tournament to provide attendees with tips to stay safe on the roads. The General Tyres […]

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General Tire used the recent Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens event as an opportunity to promote tire safety. General Tire was one of the partners of the event which drew thousands of rugby fans and used its booth at the tournament to provide attendees with tips to stay safe on the roads.

The General Tyres booth was staffed by highly trained professionals from the tire brand’s partner in the UAE, Al Habtoor Motors, who not only showcased the brand’s wide range of tires but also provided  spectators with valuable information regarding all aspects of tire and road safety. Visitors to the Rugby Sevens tournament were offered vouchers for 15% discounts on tire changes at UAE outlets.

General Tyres has built up a reputation over the years of being closely involved in the world of competitive off-road racing. General Tire is a brand that has celebrated over 100 years in the tire business and has plenty of expertise to help customers get the best out of its tires on the dunes as well as on the roads. Using this expertise, the team at the Rugby Sevens were able to advise customers on the most appropriate tire for their lifestyle.

Commenting on General Tire’s participation at the event, Neil Coolledge, General Manager Al Habtoor Motors Tyres, Batteries & Lubricants Division, said: “The Rugby Sevens is all about passionate fans enjoying time with friends and doing something a little different for the weekend. It is this spirit of adventure and fun that chimes so well with General Tire’s own values.”

Ricardo Martins, Head of Marketing for Continental Middle East, the parent company of General Tire said that rugby is a rugged game that aligns well with the image of General Tire as a manufacturer of high performance tires. Hence, it made sense to be at the tournament advising visitors on how General Tire tires can help them to have more outdoor adventures and enhance their safety on the roads.

General Tire has a wide range of tires including tires for high-performance vehicles used by families. What the brand is really known for is its range of SUV and all-terrain Grabber tires that provide handling, durability and performance for passenger cars as well.

General Tire used 47th anniversary of the Dubai Rugby Sevens, to host partners from five different countries across the region including Oman, Qatar, Egypt, UAE and Kuwait in order to celebrate the end of a successful year in terms of growth and expansion in the Middle East.

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