Marangoni, Pirelli Sign Truck Tyre Retreading Agreement
Marangoni and Pirelli Tyre have signed a collaboration agreement covering the retreading of heavy vehicle tyres. This new agreement reinforces the previous deal signed in 2003 for Europe, and recently extended to incorporate South America, a region where Pirelli holds undisputed truck tyre segment leadership and Marangoni has developed an important, qualified presence in the retread market.
For Europe, the recently signed agreement foresees the supply by Marangoni of ‘Novateck’ brand pre-cured tread, manufactured with the original Pirelli tread design. This project, part of the strategy to strengthen and enlarge the supply of services offered by Pirelli Truck, aims in particular to add value to the new products in the 88 Series and the 01 Series, launched on the European market in 2009; product that, notes Pirelli, are amongst other qualities characterised by their high level of retreadability.
The range of pre-cured treads, which will be produced by Marangoni in its factories in Hamburg, Germany and Ferentino, Italy, will cover most applications and sizes. The treads are available with five different types of compound, each developed specifically for the segment of use. The business to be operated by a network of selected Pirelli certified retreaders, who will be granted the right to use the Novateck brand.
The aim of the partnership between Pirelli and the retreaders, states the Italian tyre maker, is to create an extended, professional network that is able to ensure both widespread geographical presence and quality of service. The agreement is part of the Pirelli Lifecycle Management concept, a tyre value adding programmme, whose goal is reduction of operational cost-per-kilometre and environmental impact. This is, says Pirelli, reached through optimisation of the product’s entire lifecycle, starting from the design of the new tyre, continuing with the manufacturing process, and ending with the retreading process.