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Marangoni signs Finland Ringtread partnership with Lujakumi Oy

Wednesday 12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The Marangoni Ringtread system is entering “new territory” with the signing of Finnish retreader and Point S member Lujakumi Oy has signed up as a Marangoni partner. Based in Pori on the country’s west coast, Lujakumi Oy has been in the retreading business for more than 60 years, and look forward to the new partnership agreement.

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Vipal launches new European website

Vipal launches new European website

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Vipal Europe is aiming to strengthen and spread its reach in the European tyre retreading market, with product tips and a full catalogue of certified tread designs specifically designed for the European market.

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RTA fundraising for ill founder Harvey Brodsky

RTA fundraising for ill founder Harvey Brodsky

Wednesday 14th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Not too long ago, Harvey Brodsky shared that he was cutting back his engagements with the Retread Tire Association for health reasons. The US-based association now reports that Brodsky’s cancer has advanced further, and it has launched a personal GoFundMe Campaign to help with the significant medical expenses involved.

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7 Vipal treads verified for German government incentive programme

7 Vipal treads verified for German government incentive programme

Tuesday 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Seven treads in Vipal Rubber’s portfolio have been made eligible for use in the German De-minimis programme. The VT220, VT160, VDA4 (all drive axle), VL150A, VZAB, VAP1 and VT550A (trailer) designs have all been verified, and meet the programme’s needs. Promoted by the German government, De-minimis reimburses a significant part of fleet operators’ costs in acquiring tyres retreaded to certain specifications.

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Bridgestone adds aircraft tire retreading warehouse

Monday 12th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA, which operates a 160,000-square-foot aircraft tyre retreading facility in Rockingham County, North Carolina, is expanding with a new warehouse in nearby Madison.

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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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