Mesnac to expand European activities
The Mesnac European Research and Technical Center (MERTC) recently announced plans to expand it European activities based in Slovakia, which a focus on further developing tyre building technology. The construction of a new production facility and additional research facilities will take place in the Trencin region and the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
According to the company, the new centre will occupy an area of 3000 square metres and will provide for research and development, manufacturing and assembly and will serve as the focal point for service to its European customers.
In making the announcement, Karol Vanko, general director of MERTC stated: “this new structure will provide ideal conditions for the fulfilment of our parent company R&D projects, together with excellent facilities for manufacturing our premium tire building machines and other equipment to meet the ever increasing technical requirements of our global tire customers based in Europe”
Whilst the focus will be on tyre building machines, MERTC will have the capability to assemble Hydraulic Curing Presses and other tyre production equipment in the Mesnac product range.
Vanko also stated: “although Mesnac has comprehensive manufacturing capabilities in China, with this new facility, we are going to recognize even more the special requirements of our European customers’ and be closer to their needs in terms of R&D, manufacturing and service”
Mesnac Group currently produces over 300 tyre building machines per year, making it the world’s largest manufacturer in this sector of tyre equipment manufacturing industry. The new R&D / Manufacturing centre of MERTC is part of a plan to achieve world leadership in technology, reliability and performance of tyre building machines.
Mesnac is the world’s second largest producer of tyre and rubber manufacturing equipment headquartered in Qingdao, China and with technical, manufacturing and service facilities in Europe, Asia, India, Greater China, North and Latin America.
On 5 March MERTC announced that it successfully applied for Information Security Management System accreditation that became effective on 2 January 2014. Having submitted evidence to support its application, Mesnac’s MERTX is now ISO/IEC 27001:2005 compliant.