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Tire Retreading and Recycling

SIC 7534 & 5093 | NAICS 326212 & 423930

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Tire Retreading & Recapping  (view report)
Tire & Rubber Recycling  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

About Retreading  Select options from "Learn More" drop-down menu

Introductory section provides an overview of various aspects of the retreading business and includes a beginner's guide to retreading, answers to frequently asked questions, a glossary of industry terms, and an industry recommended practices guide which provides detailed information on the processes used to retread tires by vehicle weight class and load range. All information is accessible free online.

Tire Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

MTD Research
Top 100 Retreaders In the U.S.

Annual MTD report ranks the top 100 companies in the U.S. based on the estimated amount of tread rubber used annually by each company, with data provided for each firm including number of plants, number of light truck, medium/heavy truck, off-the-road, and industrial tires produced per day, rubber used annually in millions of pounds, and production process used. Report can be viewed free online.

Tire Retreading Market in the U.S.

Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for retread tires, with information provided in the report including market size and forecast by production process (e.g., pre-cure, mold cure) and market (e.g., domestic, export) and firms profiled including Continental AG, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Michelin North America, Inc., and Marangoni S.p.A.

Frost & Sullivan
North American Commercial Vehicle Retreading Market

Market research study analyzes the commercial vehicle retreading market, with topics covered in the study including retreading process and methods, distribution channel structure, key factors impacting the retreading market, market risks and opportunities, regulatory outlook, revenue forecast by type of commercial vehicle, competitor market shares and profiles, and growth strategies of key competitors.

Scrap Tire Markets

Biennial report analyzes changing trends in the U.S. market for scrap tires, with information provided in the report including the number of tires generated annually by vehicle type and the market or other means of disposal for these tires (e.g., fuel used in cement kilns, pulp and paper mills, and industrial boilers, ground rubber, civil engineering applications, reclamation projects, export, landfill, and other).

Recycling Research Institute
Information resources available from this organization include:

Scrap Tire News
Monthly newsletter provides news and information for industry professionals involved in the recovery, recycling, and disposal of scrap tires and rubber, with topics covered in each issue including industry news, market trends, company profiles, legislative and regulatory matters, technology developments, product innovations, and equipment updates. Sample issue of the newsletter is available free online.

Information Center
Information section provides descriptions of various products commonly derived from scrap tires, the processes and technologies used to produce these products, and the markets and user applications in which these products are utilized, with products for which information is provided including ground rubber, tire-derived fuel (TDF), tire-derived aggregate (TDA), and rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC).


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Tire Retreading / Recycling  Search for "326212" and "423930"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Tire Retreading / Recycling
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Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenues for firms that retread tires for commercial, industrial, and consumer use or operate facilities that recycle scrap tires and rubber to produce fuel used in cement kilns, pulp and paper mills, and industrial boilers and crumb and shredded rubber used in various other applications.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Tire Retreading

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as plant manager, production manager, production supervisor, tire technician, warehouse supervisor, and outside sales representative, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Michelin North America, Inc., and Bridgestone Americas Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tire Builders

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel who operate equipment used to retread tires, with production methods used to retread tires including the pre-curing method in which pre-molded tread is bonded to a buffed casing and the mold-curing method in which unvulcanized rubber is applied to a buffed casing and heated in a mold.

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