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Bandvulc to supply Continental, retread tyres, support to MC Rental

Bandvulc to supply Continental, retread tyres, support to MC Rental

Friday 26th May 2017 | 0 Comments

MC Rental has appointed Bandvulc as its national tyre supplier and administrator. Bandvulc Plus+ will control all of the company’s tyre related transactions through its 24/7 call facility in Devon. In conjunction with MC Rental, BVPlus+ will be expanding its service outlets to accommodate some of MC Rental’s exiting suppliers and will be utilising its national network of Key Partners across the UK. Tyre provision nationally is Bandvulc and Continental with all used tyres being returned to Devon for inspection, reuse, and disposal.

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Shanks ‘reduces vehicle downtime’ with Vacu-Lug tyre service management

Shanks ‘reduces vehicle downtime’ with Vacu-Lug tyre service management

Friday 26th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Shanks Waste Management has selected Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres to manage its commercial vehicle tyres for a number of recycling centres throughout the UK. Using Vacu-Lug’s bespoke web-based VMS software programme, each Shanks vehicle is individually managed to provide a full monitoring, repair and tyre husbandry service. This includes Shanks’ entire fleet of delivery and collection vehicles, including roll-on-roll-off hook-lifts with drawbar trailers and a mixture of plant and OTR wheeled equipment.

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Tread list 2017/2018: Kraiburg Austria optimises product programme

Tread list 2017/2018: Kraiburg Austria optimises product programme

Friday 19th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest Kraiburg Austria tread design programme is now available. The retreading specialist has optimised its product range again this year in response to broad customer demand. It says it has streamlined its core range to cater more precisely to the needs of the retreaders, and this has resulted in the discontinuation of some tread lengths and the addition of others.

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Flexibility, product innovation helping Cima Impianti in difficult market

Flexibility, product innovation helping Cima Impianti in difficult market

Thursday 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

As has been the case for many companies in the machinery manufacturing sector, business for Cima Impianti has changed dramatically over the past decade. The Italian maker of tyre production machinery states that it has required a “great capacity to evolve and adapt to the new market situation” in order to gain the flexibility it needs in both people skills and machining process equipment.

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Marangoni establishing new HQ in Turkey, anticipates greater market share

Marangoni establishing new HQ in Turkey, anticipates greater market share

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Through its subsidiary Marangoni Kauçuk, Marangoni Retreading Systems has established a new warehouse and head office in Istanbul. From this site, Marangoni will both supply the Turkish city’s retreaders and its nationwide network.

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Apollo truck tyre range ‘fully retreadable’

Apollo truck tyre range ‘fully retreadable’

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

When Apollo Tyres launched its European truck tyre range at the CV Show last week, the company did so with a pre-planned retreading strategy in mind as well as the headlining “disruptive” digital media strategy.

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Arthur Gregg new Bandvulc MD

Arthur Gregg new Bandvulc MD

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc managing director Patrick O’Connell, who started in the family tyre retreading business by working on the factory floor in his school holidays, stepped down as MD of the Bandvulc group of companies on 1 May 2017. According to the company, he will now “spend more time on other projects within Continental”, Bandvulc’s owner since the tyre giant purchased the retreader and fleet business last July.

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Six Galgo winter treads certified according to ECE – 109R Annex 10

Six Galgo winter treads certified according to ECE – 109R Annex 10

Wednesday 26th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Galgo has extended its portfolio of pre-cure treads for winter use. The Mexican materials supplier reports that six additional winter tread patterns are now branded with the Snow Flake symbol. These “Winter Range” patterns are eligible for 3PMSF certification after passing the tests set out in ECE – 109R Annex 10 and thus demonstrating their increased grip and traction performance.

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Vipal Rubber exhibiting at 20th Tires & Rubber Expo in Russia

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Retreading materials supplier is exhibiting at the 20th edition of the Tyres and Rubber Expo, which runs from 24 - 27 April 24 in Moscow, Russia.

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Global rollout for Bridgestone’s BASys retreading tool

Global rollout for Bridgestone’s BASys retreading tool

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The BASys solution that Bridgestone introduced into its European retreading operations last year is now being implemented around the world. The global rollout of BASys begins in Latin America this month.

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Goodyear introduces high load TreadMax trailer tyres

Goodyear introduces high load TreadMax trailer tyres

Wednesday 19th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Increased permissible weights for commercial vehicles in Europe is driving demand for high load truck tyres, and in response Goodyear has launched new mould cure retread High Load (HL) trailer tyres. The new retreads are the TreadMax KMAX T HL and TreadMax SP246 HL, both in size 385/65R22.5.

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Working hand-in-hand: Obo Tyres anticipates synergies with Magna Tyres Group

Working hand-in-hand: Obo Tyres anticipates synergies with Magna Tyres Group

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

While spent revellers slept or nursed New Year’s hangovers and the well-meaning scribbled out resolutions they’d struggle to keep for a week, let alone a year, on 1 January Obo Tyres began something more significant. The first day of 2017 was also the Dutch retreader’s first as member of the Magna Tyres Group. The acquisition of Obo was announced shortly before the festive season got under way, and the new arrangement enables Magna, a specialist in the field of new off-highway and truck tyres, to offer its range as a full lifecycle portfolio. The benefit to Obo Tyres is measurable in terms of access to new markets, improved casing supply and the opportunity to develop new and qualitatively superior products.

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Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with “Built for Better” campaign

Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with “Built for Better” campaign

Wednesday 12th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandag is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign that aims to “reinvigorate the retread category.” The retreading specialist, which has been a business of Bridgestone Americas and part of Bridgestone Corporation since 2007, is introducing its “Built for Better” platform to unite the Bandag brand globally and to position retreads as an “innovative, sustainable business solution for fleet customers of any size.”

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Obituary: Former Bulldog chairman Mike Edwards

Tuesday 11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

It is with sadness we report that Mike Edwards, final chairman of Bulldog Remoulds Ltd prior to it joining Bridgestone, died on 8 April, aged 78, after a determined battle against cancer.

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B&J Rocket adds to Airbot range

B&J Rocket adds to Airbot range

Monday 27th March 2017 | 0 Comments

B&J Rocket’s Airbot buffing tools are now available with a diameter of 76mm in addition to the existing diameters of 50, 100 and 150mm.

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