Double Coin to Release Larger Size OTR Radials
China’s third-largest tyre manufacturer and producer of the Double Coin brand, Shanghai Tyre & Rubber, is adding larger sized OTR tyres to the range of products it offers – currently the largest OTR radial made by the company is size 29.5R25. Field tests of the new tyres are reported to be scheduled for early October.
According to Mike Yang, president of China Manufacturers Alliance LLC, the tyremaker’s sales and marketing unit in the US, the new offerings will initially be produced in 35/65R33 and 24.00R25 sizes. These will be followed by 49, 51 and 57-inch OTR radials by mid 2008. These new larger size Double Coin OTR tyres will be produced at the company’s Rugao TBR and OTR radial facility, which opened in 2005. The company intends to more than double its annual OTR radial output from its 2006 level of 50,000 units when the new, larger sizes enter volume production.