Ralson, a Family-Owned Business Serving the US Trucking Industry

Mar 20, 2024 | Company History

Much of the trucking freight that keeps America’s economy moving is transported by family-owned businesses – fleets of various sizes and owner operators. It is fitting then that Ralson, one of the newest commercial truck tire brands in the US, is family owned.

The Ralson TBR plant utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.

For more than 50 years and four generations, Ralson has been manufacturing high quality tires. The company started its journey in 1974 with the production of bicycle tires. Today, Ralson supplies bicycle and automotive tires to more than 70 countries through the committed efforts of tis 4,000 employees.

With a new state-of-the-art plant based in India, this family-owned business is now committed to producing one million truck tires per year built to North American application requirements.

It’s been a tremendous undertaking. Ralson assembled a team of R&D engineers and rubber technologists responsible for some of the industry’s most renowned commercial tire tread patterns. Their innovations for Ralson include a Cool Compound Technology (CCT) which ensures high performance and durability even after running for hours.

The new plant features the most advanced tire manufacturing equipment available worldwide. The same commitment that has made Ralson India’s fastest growing tire company is now being laser focused on producing high-quality TBR tires for North American fleets and owner operators.

The RMR51 steer position tire, for example, excels in regional trucking applications where the constant stop-and-go of city traffic, winding country roads and contact with curbs demand a very durable tire. In addition to exceptional durability, the RMR51 delivers outstanding all-weather traction, thanks to integrated sipes and wavy shoulder grooves.

All Ralson TBR tires offer four belt, 16-ply construction, full tread depth and a full diameter. All are backed with a 7-year, 3-retread warranty.

From one family-owned business to another, Ralson Tire North America invites trucking fleets and owner operators to “choose Ralson Tires and experience the road like never before.”