Conti and Reifen Ihle Invest in ‘Strategic Components’

24th August 2010 | 0 Comments
Conti and Reifen Ihle Invest in ‘Strategic Components’

While in bygone years retreads were burdened with a reputation for inferiority in comparison to new tyres, over time this attitude has markedly changed. This is not only because the European ECE Regulations 108 and 109 have led to retreaders significantly increasing their focus on quality; haulage companies have also felt increasing environmental and economic pressure and this has made retreading products seem an increasingly attractive solution to operational problems. And demand typically creates a supply – one that ever more often comes from new tyre manufacturers. During a recent factory tour, Continental AG and German retreader Reifen Ihle GmbH revealed how supposed competitors can become harmonious partners.

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