Elgi targeting tyre manufacturers with Armonas monorail retread system
Leading Indian retreading equipment supplier Elgi is targeting new tyre manufacturers with the launch of a monorail tyre handling system, developed by its Brazilian subsidiary Armonas. India is home to 39 tyre manufacturers and 60 individual production plants and Elgi hopes to take advantage of producers moving into, or developing their retreading capacity.
The growth in radialisation of truck, OTR and agricultural products in India is a factor in the greater viability and potential for large scale retreading. The monorail system connects and streamlines all stages of the retreading process into a single production line; increasing efficiency, reducing manpower and eradicating contamination, as once loaded onto the monorail the tyre makes no further contact with the factory floor until retreading is complete.
Elgi’s Satish Kumar said: “We completed the purchase of Armonas earlier this year, recognising that the monorail system takes retreading efficiency to a new level. It is the first of its kind in India and we think it will appeal to larger new tyre manufacturers who want to develop their business by investing in a high quality, professional retreading operation.”