Pirelli Emphasises Truck Tyre Commitment
Pirelli Tyre has underlined its commitment to the truck tyre sector with the launch of a new tyre aimed at the regional sector of the European market. Called the R:01 Series, it has been developed by Pirelli's research centres to meet the requirements of professional operators in terms of mileage yield, reduced fuel consumption, retreading potential and respect for the environment.
Other Pirelli products in the truck sector include the H88 Amaranto and G88 series, developed for long distance transport and for construction vehicles respectively and the TS:01 series. These four products extend the Pirelli range designed for transport professionals in order to cover 80 per cent of the European market in those sectors with greater growth trends.
R:01 – The Environment’s Friend
First of the innovative 01 Series (available in the FR:01 version for the steer axle and TR:01 for the drive axle), these tyres have been developed for regional transport.
Completely innovative in their structure, their profile and the materials used, they adopt the SATT patented process, claimed by Pirelli to be the most advanced technology for producing truck tyres.
The main features of the R:01 Series, identifiable by the Ecoimpact icons on the side of the tyre, are: high mileage, on average 30 per cent more than its predecessor; high retreading value, thanks to the new belt structure which, together with the SATT technology, improves the performance levels in terms of mileage during the first life of the tyre and optimises retreading during later stages; reduced rolling resistance, with benefits leading to reduced fuel consumption and fewer harmful emissions, plus annual fuel savings estimated at around three per cent.
This latter feature is environmentally friendly, but the tyre’s green credentials do not stop there, as the low noise level, and use of ecological materials, without use of highly aromatic oils (HAOF), are two specifications of the R:01 which already meet European laws which will come into effect in 2010 and 2012.
More Than Just Tyres
Pirelli’s commitment to the truck tyre market extends beyond the introduction of innovative products. For example there is the Pirelli Retreading System, CQ24 International service for road assistance; and Credit Tyre, the financing system for fleets and retailers. The growing specialisation of the Italian group in the transport sector has also spread to training through the magazine Truck, a new free Pirelli house magazine which will be added to courses organised by the Group to continuously update and inform.
Firstly, the Pirelli Retreading System is based on three fundamental aspects: the quality of the tyre’s design and production, in order to optimise the retreading of the carcass; a network of Pirelli certified retreaders to extend the quality of the first life and to get more from subsequent retreads and the renewed range of Novateck segments. The Pirelli retreading system emphasises the advantages of the new generation carcase quality to reduce mileage costs, lower the overall tyre running costs and reduce environmental
CQ24 International is a Pirelli road customer service offering advantages not only for road driving through on the spot assistance, but also for fleet management since it allows for cost planning, thanks to lower technical downtime and simplicity of procedures.
In the UK Pirelli’s operational fleet breakdown service has now become live. Operated in conjunction with the ITDN and utilising Pirelli Truck stockists, backed up by the ITDN extensive network, Pirelli’s CQ24 UK makes sure no Pirelli Truck fleet is without emergency 24/7 tyre breakdown support.