Watts Launches Sherpa Industrial Pneumatic Tyre Range
Watts Tyre Group has launched its latest industrial pneumatic tyre, the Sherpa range. According to the company, Sherpa has been designed to outperform other tyres in its class through design, construction and materials. Internal laboratory tests have shown that that range is “highly durable” and “performs exceptionally across a range of applications and environments.”
Watts CEO Jean-Paul Mindermann commented: “We are very pleased to bring this product to market, it is an exceptional tyre and one that we believe will establish us as a true contender in the premium sector with a price/quality ratio which will be hard to beat…Our dealer and OEM partners highlighted to us that they wanted a high performance pneumatic product and so we have produced one.”
Extensive comparative field tests under arduous working conditions revealed, the company says, that Sherpa outperformed unnamed “leading competitor products” over a lengthy period of time. Where other tyres failed in terms of wear and life Sherpa kept going.
“When we looked at field test programme we wanted to find the most demanding environments possible, we chose one of Europe’s busiest airports and an industrial freight handling terminus that contained every difficult condition imaginable from broken ground to spill hazards and extreme temperatures. All the feedback we received showed Sherpa performing excellently to the point that users wanted us to keep supplying product from the test moulds there and then.”