Bridgestone retains top spot in global tire rankings

But change afoot, as Camso deal boosts Michelin; while Sumitomo jumps to fifth slot

After nearly a decade of ‘status quo’ among the world’s largest tire makers, the pecking order at the top could be in for a shuffle in the coming year or two, depending on how well Group Michelin’s pending acquisition of OTR/industrial tire and wheel producer Camso Ltd pans out.

Michelin’s $1.45-billion offer to buy the former Camoplast Solideal could boost the French tire maker’s annual sales by $900 million or more, putting Bibendum…

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