Reifen Review 2008: Wellrock Introduce MGT Machinery
Wellrock Italia of Treviso, Italy is a joint venture between the well known OTR retreader Gomme Piave and Pneusmarca. Whereas Gomme Piave focuses on OTR tyres up to 35″, the Wellrock facility, located adjacent to Gomme Piave’s plant, specialises in giant tyres for the mining sector. The plant features newly-introduced tyre manufacturing machinery from MGT, an installation that Lucio Trevisan, Wellrock’s Sales Manager says has speeded up production substantially.
Wellrock’s visit to Reifen 2008 was dedicated to spreading awareness of the brand and its products, which include both retreads – in which the company specialises – and all new radial OTR tyres. The products are produced at the twin plants in Villorba, with the Gomme Piave retreads between 20” and 35” hot cured and moulded and the Wellrock retreads from 35” to a whopping 63” hot cured with cut treads.
The company envisages global expansion in the future due to the seemingly never-ending growth in the global construction and mining market, and already has a partner facility in Dubai, operating under the name Timo LLC – the first retreading facility specialising in the earth-moving and construction sectors in the UAE. Wellrock aims to provide its customers with a complete tire management service to ensure the maximisation of tire life and machinery efficiency.
It guarantees continuous research on internal efficiency which enables the firm to grow and better serve its customers.
Commenting on the company’s experience of Reifen 2008, Trevisan said, “we meet the foreign clientele which we do not reach at other European fairs. Many visitors from the Middle and Far East came to us. For the first time, we have shown industrial tyres with a large circumference on the booth. The visitors were very interested in these.”