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Customizable to
Fit Your Needs

The Poling Group offers a complete line
of durability, endurance, force & moment,
and rolling resistance testers
designed to properly qualify
tires for the international


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Modernize Your
Old Tire Uniformity Machine

Tire motion algorithms, along with
WVC and TDAQ, allow a testing
machine to test, mark, and sort more
than 3 tires every minute, while
maintaining industry-required
measurement repeatability.


Mill Room
Cold Slab Stock Slitter

To meet our customers' demands for
precision strip production, we've
introduced our New S2S Series Slitter.
The S2S is a newly designed offline
Cold Slitter with Automatic Strip
Separation and Handling to a
pallet/basket, offering the precision
and flexibility the industry demands.


Smarter. Faster. Stronger.

Advances like Waveform Validation and Correction and
30+ other patented ideas make our machines the most
accurate in the industry.

Test thousands and thousands of tires per day with
Poling Group's CX111 and Final Finish Host providing
1-direction tire testing assistance.


Another Poling Group Difference:
We customize our sales process and
product offerings to help you meet unique
manufacturing goals and priorities
(just like we customize our machines
for the way you do business!)
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Poling Group Management Continues Moving the Companies Forward
Geometry verification wheel

In 1978 David Poling Sr., founder and CEO of the Poling Group, a mechanical engineer, started Akron Special Machinery after 20 year of being President of Akron Steel Fabricators. Over the years, he has acquired several complimentary companies in the tire testing industry, leading to the creation of the Poling Group in 2003. The Poling Group’s focus on continual improvement and innovation of its machinery and software for the tire industry has grown into a world class supplier to the tire industry, and recent promotions within the companies set the course for continued success and stability.

David Poling, Sr., founder and CEO of the Poling Group, while not retiring, has decided to take on more of an advisory role within the Poling Group of companies. This decision demonstrates his trust and respect in the Poling Group management team moving forward.

David L Poling, Jr., CFO of the Poling Group since 2003 is stepping into the role of Chief Operating Officer and will take over the day-to-day operations and decision making for the Poling Group. David joined ASM in 1978 and has learned the tire industry from the ground up. His extensive experience includes all facets of shop floor machining, project management, production scheduling, and quality control. 

Brian Mitchell, former VP of sales for Akron Special Machinery (ASM) is promoted to President of ASM. Brian joined ASM in 1979, Brian has extensive knowledge of tire machinery and testing equipment spanning both customer and manufacturing points of view. He is uniquely qualified to ensure that Poling Group customers receive custom tire testing machinery that meets and exceeds their most stringent processing requirements.

Leon Poole, former VP of Akron Steel Fabricators (ASF), is promoted to President of ASF. Leon began his career with ASF in 1987. Formerly he held the position of manager of system controls and design engineering and operating manager for the plant. Leon’s experience ensures he will lead ASF successfully into the future. 

These promotions, along with the continued leadership of Troy Anenson, president of CTI and Alexander Hasbach, president of ASM-Hasbach cements the Poling Group as one of the leading innovators in the global tire industry. 

Company Update Concerning COVID-19

Dear Valued Customers and Employees,

As of mid-June, the Poling Group of companies have resumed full-time operations, and remain committed to complying with all government and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety and health of our employees and customers. All staff reporting to work are required to follow all federal, state, local, and company guidelines pertaining to social distancing, hand washing, wearing masks, and maintaining a clean work environment. A copy of our employee procedural protocols can be found here.


David L. Poling Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
the Poling Group

Poling Group's Interchangeable Hot Stamp / Decal (LTA) Marking Assembly.
Poling Group Decal Marker
The Poling Group is introducing a new option for our existing Hot Stamp (Hot Foil) marking system. While keeping the same controls mounting base, easily change your Hot Stamp marking head with a clear tape decal marker for OE tires. This interchangeable solution saves time and money, creating flexibility for internal or external marking on a Poling Group uniformity machine. View More Information

Geometry Testing Laser Verification Wheel
Geometry verification wheel
The Poling Group's new Tire Geometry Testing Verification Wheel provides the quickest way possible to verify your LRO/RRO geometry testing lasers. The verification wheel chucks directly on your testing machine's current rims (up to 20") and therefore requires no machine requalifying after verification.

Lateral Runout (LRO) : Both sidewall faces consist of four bulge/depression plates of varying heights. A ring on the outer 1" has a height variant of .15" for precision verification.
Radial Runout (RRO) :Three bands on the 'tread' side of the wheel each have a different height variant to verify RRO laser measurements. View More Information
Poling Group Products & Services Catalog
Poling Group Product Catalog
View the Poling Group's latest 'Products and Services Catalog' to see the latest machines offerings, updates, services, and software in PDF format.

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