Gentipak to produce motorcycle tyres
Comments made in Pakistan’s Express Tribune indicate the General Tyre and Rubber Company of Pakistan, also known as Gentipak, plans to enter the motorcycle tyre market in mid 2012. The Karachi-based tyre maker, which produces passenger car radials under the General and Euro brand names and cross-ply tyres for light trucks, trucks and agricultural vehicles, recently invested Rs500 million (£3.5 million) expanding its production facility and began manufacturing tyres for natural gas-powered rickshaws; its production of motorcycle tyres is expected to start before the end of Pakistan’s current fiscal year.
“Despite unfavourable business conditions, General Tyres has been gradually investing in its manufacturing facilities,” chief executive Mohammad Shahid Hussain told The Express Tribune on 15 March. “Today, business conditions are better and are improving with every passing month.”