Expansion planned for Indonesian OTR retreading facility
In 2013, the Rösler retreading plant run by Indonesian coal mining contractor PT Pamapersada Nusantara (Pama) enters its sixth year in operation, and the German retreading specialist says that plant output will be increased this year. Rösler reports that Pama is currently “evaluating expansion plans to meet the increasing demand.” Details on planned capacity or other information were not given.
The turnkey OTR retreading facility was installed in Balikpapan, on the island of Borneo in order to accommodate the tyre requirements of Pama’s fleet of more than 2,800 vehicles. Rösler designed the entire factory, supplied the equipment and transferred the know-how. In total over 200 tons of equipment was shipped from Germany to Borneo, where in February 2008 the first 27.00R49 tyre was retreaded. Today Pama is able to retread up to 1,000 OTR tyres a year and can handle tyres up to 33.00R51.
“It is exciting and extremely rewarding to see the development process of Pama’s retread facility over the past five years,” commented Norbert Bogun, head of project management at Rösler. “Their success is the result of the hard work of all the people involved in this project and I look forward to new and even greater achievements together as a team.“