Vredestein Exhibits Cold-Weather Run-Flat at Autosport
Following on from run-flat product launches by Cooper and Marangoni Tyre last May, Russian-Dutch manufacturer Amtel-Vredestein threw its hat into the ring with the launch of its Wintrac Xtreme RF cold weather run-flat. Vredestein exhibited its latest offering behind a glass panelled display at the recent Autosport show in Birmingham. The new tyre will be available in 16 to 18-inch diameters, covering all the main sizes in this range (mainly BMW or similar fitments).
According to UK managing director, Bert Stellinga, the preview of the new run-flat Wintrac Xtreme product follows what was a record year in 2006. The last quarter of 2006 was said to have been a particularly strong sales period for the manufacturer, but the fastest growth was in the cold weather product sector where Vredestein experienced growth of over 15 per cent. Sales of SUV orientated products are also said to have helped revenue grow.
On the subject of future product releases Tyres & Accessories has heard rumours that Vredestein may follow the wintrac Xtreme RF with the launch of a summer or all-season run-flat later on in the year.