New Marangoni earthmover retreads for underground mines

Marangoni Earthmover Tyres has introduced shearographic technology to its operations

The Marangoni Group, a recognised world leader in the retreading sector, is also an important supplier of earthmover retreads in Europe. The Italian company says that it is now offering a response to the need for efficiency and cost savings expressed in the OTR market.

Marangoni adds that the flexibility of its research & development centre and close collaboration with customers allows Marangoni Earthmover Tyres to customise its products, not simply offering the most appropriate profile for each specific application, but also proposing patterns developed specifically in consideration of the casing to be retreaded and the tread depth. The use of purpose-designed compounds for individual applications further fulfils user requirements.

Luca Mai, sales executive manager for Marangoni Earthmover Tyres, stated: “By adopting a high-quality and particularly customer-oriented retreading process, Marangoni Marix tyres can ensure excellent performance levels that are equivalent to those of premium-brand new tyres, guaranteeing considerable reductions in hourly costs and representing the best possible response to the market needs for efficiency and cost savings. As well as being an excellent solution to give premium brand tyres a second life, Marix Marangoni retreaded tyres are also extremely competitive against low-cost new Asian-made tyres, as well as having a much lower hourly cost than the latter. Cost reduction is one of the most important factors for businesses operating in this market segment, second only to the employee safety.”

Marangoni Industrial Tyres announces mid-May price hike

Marangoni Industrial Tyres has announced an eight per cent increase in the selling price of its tyres from 15 May. Marangoni said the price rises will be applied to markets invoiced in euros. Lorenzo Stringari, Marangoni Industrial Tyres sales director, stated: “So far, we have managed to reduce the negative impact of the US dollar/euro exchange rate, keeping down costs and thus avoiding extra costs for our customers.

“Nonetheless, while hoping the exchange rate returns to previous levels, in the current situation the margins on our products are no longer sustainable. The now consolidated appreciation of the dollar against the euro has forced us to revise our selling prices to partially offset this fall in margins.

“Marangoni will introduce this price rise while continuing to be committed to supplying the industry products with high technological know-how, together with evolved, efficient and extensive service.”

Marangoni Industrial Tyres makes most of its products at its Sri Lanka factory. The manufacturer argues that it “needs to offset the effects of the significant strengthening of the US dollar and the consequent increase in production costs,” factors affecting other manufacturers in the sector.

Luca Mai continued: “Marangoni is committed to constantly upgrading its range of retreaded earthmover and industrial tyres. Worth mentioning are our new products for loaders and transport vehicles used in underground mines, the LISSE and MS profiles in the size 18.00R25, and the MRN pattern in size 29.5R29. We have also extended our range in the quarry-site segment, with the introduction of the MADN profile in sizes 775/65R29 and 875/65R29”.

Through its network of branches, area managers and specialist distributors, Marangoni Earthmover Tyres can also provide end users with technical support and qualified service. Underlining this point, Luca Mai said: “For example, our recent acquisition of Recamax Reifen GmbH not only strengthens our position in Germany, but will allow us to further improve our service levels to German customers, specifically regarding logistics, service, and technical-product consulting”.

Moreover, a machine has recently been installed at the Rovereto plant that uses shearographic technology to identify possible defects, both during initial inspection of the casing and final testing of the retread, further improving the already high quality standard of Marix Marangoni retreaded earthmover tyres.

Marangoni was one of the first European retreaders to have introduced shearographic technology into its production system in order to verify the suitability of earthmover tyre casings. The manufacturer argues that this demonstrates the company’s commitment to constantly improving its product offering.

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