Guangong Greatoo Molds Increases its European Presence
In recent times Guangdong Greatoo Molds Inc, the only tyre mould maker listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchance, has increased its reach far beyond its native China. After expanding in India, where Greatoo has gained supply agreements with virtually all the leading tyre makers (including Apollo, Birla, CEAT, JK Tyre, MRF and BKT), this fast growing company is now aiming to become a truly global player after gaining some key contracts in Europe.
Speaking to senior technical consultant RNK Krishnan at November’s Reifen China show in Shanghai, Tyres & Accessories learnt that increased outsourcing amongst the world’s top ten tyremakers has led the company to build “good ties” with the majority of European tyre makers including Michelin, Continental, Pirelli and Marangoni.
Greatoo operates from a huge 240,000 square metre campus in the Jiedong Economic Development and Experiemental Area, where 200 engineers produce more than 3600 sets of moulds and containers. Moulds are exported to companies in the US, Europe and Asia.
The company’s latest product is a segment 40.00R57 radial OTR mould, which Krishnan describes as: “a testimony to its technological excellence, and customers are very happy with its mould performance.” The company are also said to be “adopting newer technologies to reduce the number of parts in segmented moulds for optimising mould weight and cost and thus helping the customer shorten the curing time by better heat transfer mechanism.”
Subscribers can read the full story in Tyres & Accessories’ Reifen China review online and in the January issue of the magazine.