The Carlstar Group

Company Profile


The Carlstar Group LLC. is a leading producer of specialty tires and wheels for agriculture, construction, industrial, outdoor power equipment, powersports, towables and trailers. The Carlstar Group offers a comprehensive line of performance products for original equipment and aftermarket customers with a strong family of brands including Carlisle® tires and wheels, ITP® tires and wheels, Marathon tires, as well as Cragar®, Black Rock® and Unique® automotive wheels. Products are made in ISO-registered manufacturing facilities, supported by innovative product development and a team focused on customer satisfaction. The Carlstar Group employs over 4,300 associates in 22 facilities located in five countries. 


"As the Official Tire of the American Bass Anglers Tour, The Carlstar Group is a 'Best in Class' manufacturer that provides superior tire and wheel

products for today's bass boat market and our members depend on them daily. All Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series trailered

equipment ride on Carlisle Radial Trail RH tires and Black Rock wheels, and are towed from event to event an average of 35,000 miles per

year without  tire failure."
- Morris Sheehan, President, American Bass Anglers Tour



American Industrial Partners (AIP) acquired the Transportation Products division of Carlisle Companies on December 31, 2013. Working alongside an exceptional management team and talented associates, AIP will drive operational enhancements to more efficiently and effectively serve the needs of customers. 


The Carlstar Group LLC is headquartered in Franklin, TN with over 3,300 associates in 5 manufacturing facilities and 10 distribution centers located in the United States, Canada, Europe and China. The Carlstar Group is a worldwide supplier of specialty tires and wheels serving the agricultural, industrial, lawn & garden, and powersports markets.  As in the beginning, The Carlstar Group remains focused on quality, performance, durability, value and continuous improvement.


Industry Affliliations.


The Carlstar Group is a proud member of:


Association of Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) 

Mechanical Power Transmission Association (MPTA)

National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM)

Outdoor Power Equipment Association (OPEAA)

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)

Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA)

Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)

Tire and Rim Association (TRA)

Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA)