Press Releases (North America)

  • Mitas signs up AGCO for four years

    Prague, 30 May 2013 – The manufacturer of agricultural machinery AGCO has signed a four-year agreement with Mitas to supply Continental- and Mitas-branded farm tires to Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Challenger and Laverda branded tractors and combines for their plants in Germany, Finland, France and Italy starting in 2013.

  • Mitas in Iowa: One year on

    Charles City (IA), April 9, 2013 – In April, Mitas celebrates 12 months of farm tire manufacturing at its Charles City facility, which currently employs 188 locals in Iowa. Today, Mitas held its board of directors meeting at the facility and launched three new tire sizes in the SFT and AC85 ranges available in North America starting in April.

  • Mitas makes tires non-stop in Charles City

    Charles City (IA), January 7, 2013 – On 2 January, Mitas’ factory in Charles City started making radial farm tires 24/7. This is in line with an increase of the factory’s output as new machinery is currently being installed. Today, the factory runs two 12-hour shifts a day, seven days a week; each shift averages 40 hours of work a week. Since summer, six additional curing presses and eight tire-building machines have been installed. The factory now employs 179 local people.

  • Mitas dispatched its 100th truckload of tires from the Charles City plant

    Charles City, Iowa, October 19, 2012 – Today, tire maker Mitas loaded and expedited the 100th truck of farm tires made in Charles City. “This delivery is intended for American farmers,” said Pavel Charvat, the president of Mitas’ North American subsidiary. Some of Mitas’ tires are also exported abroad. Mitas’ Moscow sales office has confirmed that the first two containers of tires made in Iowa were delivered to customers in Russia.

  • Mitas introduces its premium American product lines

    Boone (IA), August 28, 2012 – At the Farm Progress Show, Mitas introduced its premium product line sold in North America to accommodate demands from the farming community with locally made products manufactured at its Iowan radial farm tire factory. From September 1, all Mitas-made premium tires delivered to U.S. farmers will bear the Mitas brand name. These tires are based on Continental agricultural tires, which Mitas has made under license since 2004.

  • Mitas tires

    The Mitas brand offers a comprehensive range of radial and cross-ply tires for tractors, combines and agricultural implement and a wide range of industrial (IND), multi-purpose tires (MPT) and earth-mover tires (OTR). The Mitas brand also includes tires for off-road motorcycle and aircraft tire segments. Mitas-branded tires are intended for worldwide distribution as part of original equipment by equipment manufacturers and on the aftermarket.

  • Mitas appoints chief financial officer

    Prague 2 July 2012 – Off-road tyre producer Mitas appointed Vladimir Rada as its new chief financial officer. Rada is a Czech national who has worked at AcelorMittal Distribution Solutions since 2007 in various finance- and controlling-related positions.

  • Tractor town makes tractor tires

    Charles City (IA), April 26, 2012 – Today, Mitas opened its newest radial farm tire factory in Charles City, which coined the word “tractor.” Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Charles City Mayor James Erb and Mitas representatives Tomas Nemec and Oldrich Slemr cut the ribbon to start serial production of farm tires. Mitas announced it would accelerate its $52 million investment to achieve the full production capacity of 13,500 metric tons of tires a year by 2013, which is three years earlier than originally anticipated.

  • New earth-moving tires from Mitas

    Paris-Nord Villepinte/Prague, 17 April 2012 – Industrial tyre producer Mitas presented a set of new earth-mover tires that extends the family of its ERL/ERD tyre sizes by 30 percent.

  • Mitas at ports and terminals

    Paris-Nord Villepinte/Prague, 16 April 2012 – Industrial tyre producer Mitas introduced new tires intended for material handling machinery, at Intermat in Paris. The new FLR-01 and SC-01 tires can be fitted on straddle carriers, terminal tractors, container handlers and forklifts used in port terminals and intermodal yards to handle bulk goods and large containers.