"We are pleased that Hankook has also decided in favour of participation. A wonderful signal! This means that the top ten tire manufacturers are represented in their entirety at THE TIRE COLOGNE. Cooper Tires, as the current number 11 on the world ranking list, underlines the exceptional interim balance", says Christoph Werner, Vice President of Koelnmesse. "THE TIRE COLOGNE will be the leading international industry event right from the start." Of the current "tire world ranking list", with Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli, Sumitomo/Falken, Hankook, Yokohama, Maxxis and Giti, not only the ten providers with the biggest sales, but also those international market participants following on the list (Cooper Tires, Zhongce Rubber, Toyo Tires, Kumho, Triangle, MRF, apollo, Nokian and Nexen Tire) will attend the event in Cologne from 29 May to 1 June 2018.
Successful developments in all segments
However, THE TIRE COLOGNE is not only developing exceptionally well in the tire and wheel segment. Also, the automotive services and workshop needs as well as tire remoulding and tire recycling sections are attracting an increasing number of exhibitors. Next to Hunter, the global market leader in the field of axle alignment, also the internationally renowned tool manufacturer Snap On has registered for the premiere in May 2018. Both companies will then have their booth in hall 8 of Koelnmesse, where automotive services and workshop needs will be presented on 11,000 square metres.