Tom Foord forms Kal Tire with a single service station in Vernon, British Columbia.
A second location opens to service the local forestry industry.
Kal Tire is awarded the Rogers Pass Highway contract in the Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia.
A new service and truck center opens in Kamloops, British Columbia.
The Kal Tire Mining Tire Group is formed. Kamloops plant adds retreading facilities.
The mining side of business grows with further expansion throughout British Columbia.
Service capabilities are expanded with the opening of an industrial service center in Vancouver.
Further expansion leads to a major presence in the Oil Sands mining market in Alberta.
Nationwide expansion and new service centers enables service across 5 provinces in Canada
Kal Tire move into South America, beginning operations in Chile.
Kal Tire move into Ontario and add a second Canadian retread plant.
Kal Tire develops the True Tire Technology (TTT), a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Kal Tire extends mining operations into Mexico.
Kal Tire becomes the first truly global mining tire service company following expansion into Africa, Europe and Australia.
Australian operations receive a further boost with the addition of key service locations.
Kal Tire’s African footprint increases by securing large contracts in Sierra Leone & Mozambique.
Kal Tire Canada opens a new administrative center in Vernon. African operations begin in Zambia and further into South Africa. Tire recycling project gets underway.