Joaquin ‘Tony’ Gonzalez Sr. Has Passed

December 13th, 2023

Joaquin “Tony” Gonzalez Sr., a tire industry veteran who began his career in his native Cuba and continued it for decades after he moved to the U.S. in 1962, has Passed. He was 80.

Gonzalez was born in San Jose de las Lajas, Cuba, on Aug. 16, 1943. His family had been an established Goodyear distributor across Cuba since 1942. Exiled from his birthplace, he found work at the General Motors assembly plant in North Tarrytown (Sleepy Hollow), N.Y., and worked on the tire assembly line.

Cosmo Tires appoints Centeno’s Tire as Puerto Rico distributor

November 22nd, 2023

Centeno’s Tire has become the exclusive distributor of Cosmo Tires distributor in Puerto Rico. To commemorate the partnership, Centeno’s Tire hosted national tire dealer convention on Sunday 18 November. The over 1000 participants invited include TGI president, Joaquin Gonzalez Jr.

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Centeno’s Tire named Cosmo tire distributor in Puerto Rico

November 21st, 2023

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Tire Group International (TGI) has designated Centeno's Tire Distributor Inc. to be the exclusive distributor in Puerto Rico of its private-label Cosmo-brand tires.

Centeno's Tire is a wholesaler based in Caguas, a city of about 120,000 residents located 20 miles south of San Juan.

More Cosmo Stores Are In The Works

September 6th, 2023

Tire Group International LLC (TGI)’s Cosmo brand is moving into a new space: branded retail stores.

This past July, TGI – in partnership with Paul’s Tire Services of Hollywood, Fla. - opened its first Cosmo retail outlet.

The state-of-the-art, 8,000-square-foot location “marks a significant milestone for Cosmo Tires" according to TGI officials, and is the Cosmo brand’s first foray into tire retailing.

The Truck Tire Market Slows Down

June 7th, 2023

After an incredibly robust 2022, high inventory levels and softening demand are conspiring to put the brakes on domestic medium truck tire market sales, according to several truck tire manufacturer and suppliers.

30th Anniversary

December 16th, 2022

MIAMI — The Gonzalez family couldn’t let the year end without celebrating a significant milestone.