Goodyear Dunlop Invests in Next Tread Production Machinery
Next Tread, the commercial vehicle retread business of the Goodyear Dunlop group, has announced an investment in new machinery at its Wolverhampton plant. The investment in nail-hole detection equipment, which will be used on every tyre that enters the Next Tread process, is designed to ensure that Next Tread tyres are only produced using the best quality used truck and bus tyres (casings) available. This new-generation machinery is an integral part of the Next Tread Quality Assurance process and will be used on every tyre before it enters the retreading process.
Next Tread products are warranted for four years and are produced to the highest standards. Only quality casings, such as from Goodyear and Dunlop, are used to ensure the total quality of the product and its performance. The new machinery detects hole damage in the casing that may be invisible to the naked eye.
“The 100 per cent use of latest generation equipment is a commitment to ensuring Next Tread products set industry-leading quality standards, increase vehicle efficiency and lower the cost per mile of tyres by ensuring that the end product meets premium performance standards by guaranteeing first-class casings” stated Ken Wilson, Regional Q-Tech Engineer for Next Tread Europe.
Every casing considered for retreading by Goodyear Dunlop is inspected twice; once at the point of collection and once upon arrival at the factory. It is at this second point of the inspection process where the new machinery will be used.