RÖSLER Agrees Supply Contract with Rio Tinto
The Rösler Group has signed a one-year supply contract with Rio Tinto to deliver Schelkmann Precured Retreaded (SPR) tyres to Rio Tinto’s iron ore mines in Western Australia. There is also said to be potential for Rösler to supply Rio Tinto’s coal operations in Queensland and New South Wales in the future. The contract includes a wide range of OTR sizes with a focus on the supply of Rio Tinto’s most important requirement, 40.00R57. According to the company, all tyres will be manufactured in Rösler’s new retreading facility in Perth (formerly owned by Rio Tinto).
Rio Tinto is said to have chosen Rösler as its retreading partner, ahead of other retreading companies tendering for this contract, with the decision reportedly based on the value that the SRP tyres offered.
Rösler says the company will now adapt its new Australian retreading facility to allow it to produce Schelkmann Precured Retreaded tyres to the same standards it does in its facility in Germany. Key personnel from Germany will work in Australia for extended periods to ensure that the quality level Rösler is already known for is achieved.