Continental has made its versatile Hybrid HD3 commercial vehicle tyre available as a ContiRe hot retread in sizes 295/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5, and 315/80R22.5. The retread has the same rubber compounds as the new tyre in both the tread and the sidewall, and retains the new tyre’s low weight, optimised rolling resistance and high ride comfort.
Giti Tire has renamed its UK retread programme Giti Genesis as part of its European truck and bus rebranding project. Originally known as GT REE-Tread, the next-generation products will keep the continuity of hot cure bead-to-bead retread tyres only manufactured using Giti casings. Retreading will be conducted in partnership with a leading UK-based operation. Giti Genesis is available in two patterns: the GDR690 regional drive axle tyre is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5; the GTR990 regional trailer tyre is offered in size 385/65R22.5.
Vipal Rubber has launched a new winter tread in European and Northern Hemisphere markets. Called the VT220, the tread is 3PMSF certified and suited to medium and long-haul use.
After 10 years of collaboration, Tructyre has acknowledged Bandvulc’s position as a “strategic partner” in its business. In 2014 Tructyre embarked on an aggressive three-year business plan following on from their acquisition of P K Commercial Tyres in 2012. According to Tructyre, when the plan was instigated it was key that their strategic partners were on board. With 10 years of partnership behind them, Tructyre reports that “the relationship has flourished even further in the last three years with proactive initiatives in distribution, product (launch of Tructyre’s Re-Trak range), tyre management and service.”
It is no secret that Continental and Bandvulc have been working together for decades. So it was also no surprise to learn that the subject of a possible takeover arose as long as 12 years ago. However, the round of talks that resulted in the sale agreement were instigated by Bandvulc managing director Patrick O’Connell during a meeting at the CV show in 2013. In the two or so years that followed the two firms say they grew together before a final deal was completed in July 2016.
The Commercial Vehicle Show will see The Tyre Equipment Company (TEC) return to the NEC in Birmingham in order to showcase a selection of commercial tyre changing tools and equipment from Ken-Tool, as well as other products from the TEC range between 25 and 27 April 2017.
Prices for rubber retreading materials sold by Marangoni’s Retreading Systems division will increase by four to eight per cent, depending on product category, in all European markets invoiced in euros. Prices will also rise in non-euro countries such as the UK, however at a different rate. The new price structure will be implemented this month.
Kraiburg Group is mourning the passing of highly esteemed shareholder Peter Schmidt. From 1954 to 1999 he participated actively in the company’s operations and as a member of the management board he implemented numerous decisions that shaped the company’s history.
A new report prepared for Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA), “Carbon Value Proposition, Resource Recovery using Tyre Derived Fuels”, states that replacing one tonne of black coal with one tonne of TDF can save emissions of up to 1.05 tonnes of CO2-e into the atmosphere.
Magna Tyres Group has acquired OBO Tyres, the largest tyre retreader in the Netherlands. Founded in 1959, the company has specialized in producing retreaded tyres for the agricultural and OTR market and additional tyre repair services. Recently the company received exclusive distribution rights of the Magna agricultural, and MTP OTR tyres, which allowed the company to offer qualitative and cost effective new tyre solutions to the Benelux tyre market.
Vipal Rubber has appointed Frederico Schmidt as its new European general manager. Having previously worked in Vipal’s United States branch after being transferred from the company’s Brazilian headquarters, Schmidt has been with the retreading products manufacturer for 15 years.
The first load of giant OTR (Off The Road) tyres to be mounted on the largest dumpers in the world, and operate on the Copperbelt mines, arrived this morning at Superdoll’s newest Retreading & Repair OTR tyres plant based in Ndola, Zambia.