Autopromotec: Monarch “Fully Confident” in Monaflex Vulcanising System
Monarch Vulcanising Systems was founded in 1961. Initially its main business was the installation of heavy mechanical equipment for the cement and steel industry, which included the installation of rubber linings in raw mills. From the experienced gained with industrial rubber, the company was drawn into the supply and installation of industrial rubber flooring. This led on naturally to the use of rubber for other applications.
In the early 1970s, Monarch became involved in the development of the Monaflex Vulcanising System for tyre repair, which used rubber heat pads and air bags to provide a lightweight portable system that could be easily transported in a small truck for on site repairs at mines, quarries and construction sites. The economics of repairing tyres on site was obvious, it saved the substantial costs involved in transporting large tyres to the nearest repair shop, which could be hundreds of miles away. Several enterprising companies set up mobile repair units that serviced groups of these sites and this is still happening today in parts of the world.
“Over the years the Monaflex range of vulcanising systems has been improved and expanded so that the equipment provides safe, reliable and totally effective repairs to the smallest passenger car tyre up to the largest OTR and earthmover tyre,” said company president, Toni Elderfield. “We also provide the equipment for the repair of rubber crawler and conveyor belt tracks. Monarch is fully confident of having the ability to supply the user with a solution to any rubber vulcanising problem.” Monarch now exports 80 per cent of its products to tyre repair shops and retreaders around the world.