Marangoni Licensed to Produce ContiTread Retreading Materials
Marangoni Group and Continental AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see Continental transfer the production and marketing of ContiTread pre-cure treads. “Marangoni and Continental have been working for years in various fields together successfully. This cooperation is another important and complementary facet,” said Eckhard Wilanek, Continental’s Managing Director of Fleet & Retread Business. No details of the financial side of the arrangement have been released, but both companies hope to benefit from faster growth in the global marketplace – Maragoni in the retreading segment and Continental in the new tyre business.
Marangoni Retreading Systems will produce and distribute Continental Tread patterns (ContiTread) in Europe and in “other major markets at worldwide level.” The production and the supply of ContiTread patterns for the European market will be carried out in Hamburg and will be based on Ellerbrock flat tread – cut to length – technology, reactivating a collaboration that was interrupted in the year 2000.
“The agreement with our Group will enable Continental new tyre dealers which are active in the retreading process to be supplied with a pre-cure program under the ContiTread brand name and with original tread patterns whilst the technical and logistic requirements will be provided by our European platform,” said Giuseppe Ferrari, Managing Director of Marangoni Retreading Systems.