Eco-Twin – Heuver launches approved Aeolus retreads
Netherlands-based wholesaler Heuver Banden is introducing a ‘second life’ for Aeolus tyres in the markets where it represents the Chinese tyre maker. The company has released its first retreaded Aeolus tyre, the mould cure retreaded Eco-Twin trailer tyre in size 385/65R22.5. Heuver says the use of high quality Aeolus casings ensures excellent performance for the tyre’s second life, along with reduced operating costs.
“A few years ago, we introduced the carcass guarantee for Aeolus tyres,” comments Heuver Banden director Bertus Heuver. “The main aim was to reduce the burden on the environment. We are now able to go one step further. High quality Aeolus carcasses are selected and used for the exclusive Aeolus Eco-Twin hot renewal. It is a strictly controlled procedure, which gives tyres a new high quality tread. This offers an excellent life span in the second life phase. In the current economic climate, this is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we spare the environment by not automatically treating worn tyres as waste. On the other hand, we offer transporters – always via tyre dealers – the opportunity to implement Aeolus as a concept: new and innovative, with comparable quality and life span. Renewed tyres benefit the kilometre/cost price ratio and allow transporters/fleet owners to improve their profitability. This will allow our fixed dealers to offer even more effective services to fleet owners in the transport sector.
“Naturally, we are enthusiastic about this new opportunity that allows our dealers to further increase engagement on the part of end users,” Bertus Heuver continues. “As the first Aeolus importer, this is a very appealing extension of our range and possibilities. It actually reinforces the claim that our Aeolus tyres are the leading alternative; also in their second life. The first reactions that our dealers have received from their customers about the available opportunities have been very positive.”