Stamford Tyres Bringing Several New Lines to Tyrexpo Asia
Stamford Tyres has been busy this past year. The Singapore based company brought a number of new products to market in 2008, including the Sumo Firenza ST07 range. Initial production began in mid-2008, with new sizes being gradually introduced throughout the rest of the year. The complete range, which covers 13 to 16-inch rim fitments in 60 and 70 series, includes 26 sizes in total. The ST07 features a directional tread pattern that features twin centre grooves for water drainage, and slash sipings intended to reduce noise levels and effect faster water drainage.
Another new range is the Sumo Firenza SV053 Van tyre. According to Pat Berriman, Stamford Tyres’ senior vice president Sales and Marketing, production of the SV053 began in the second half of 2008, with the full range of 19 sizes available by the first quarter of 2009. The SV053 is Sumo Firenza’s first venture into the van tyre sector of the market. “With a very distinctive European design and dimensions, this new van tyre has been specifically created to make a significant impact in Europe and we are very confident the design will be well received and very successful in this specialist sector of the market,” said Berriman.
A recent trend in the truck tyre segment has been seen lower profile tyres gaining popularity. In response to this growing preference, Stamford has released 60 series tyres, such as the 295/60R 22.5 steer tyre – also available in a drive tyre fitment.