Cologne’s “The Tire” show to feature retreading section

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The inaugural The Tire Cologne in May 2018 is to offer a platform for the retreading and recycling industry in addition to the 19 leading tyremakers that have already been announced.

According to the organisers, Koelnmesse and Bundesverband Reifenhandel & Vulkaniseur-Handwerk e.V. (the BRV/german tyre retailers and vulcanisation trade association), these themes have not been given the due attention in the past.

“We were able to win over the market leaders as exhibitors and are enhancing the offer of information with conferences and theme areas on the grounds,” explained Christoph Werner, senior vice president of Koelnmesse GmbH. The Tire Cologne is taking place in Cologne for the first time from 29 May to 1 June 2018.

The even takes place in the Northern Halls of Koelnmesse. The tyre manufacturers, wholesalers and rim manufacturers will present themselves in Halls 6 and 7. The themes of automotive services and workshop needs will be concentrated in Hall 8. Hall 9 is home to the tyre remoulding segment and to the recycling and disposal of old tyres. Among others, the global market leaders Kraiburg, T.R.M. Srl Tyre Retreading Machinery, B&J Rocket, VIPAL, Carl Zeiss and also Salvadori are represented in this segment.

In addition to the exhibitor presentations, the visitors can look forward to an extensive event programme. Conferences and lectures with star-studded casts, shows and evening events are turning The Tire Cologne into the leading international industry platform from the very start. Here the trade visitors can learn everything worth knowing about trends and new products and at the same time have manifold opportunities to establish new business contacts all over the globe.

For example, the “Global Retreading Conference is being staged for the first time in collaboration with the European Retreading Association BIPAVER. Experts will present current developments, market data and best practice examples and discuss the potentials and future of the retreading industry. The Global Retreading Conference is the first congress to bring the entire international retreading industry together in one place. The competence and the reputation of the international speakers is correspondingly high. Partner associations and renowned specialists from South and North America, Europe, India and the Southeast Asian region will be on location in Cologne to present the participants with a unique global overview of the theme of retreading. Among others Ralf Frohwerk, Global Head Business Development at SLM Solutions GmbH in Lübeck/Germany; Stefan Dengler, managing director at SDS Systemtechnik GmbH in Calw/Germany and Detlef Witt, Head of Global Product Management at RemaTipTop AG in Poing/Germany will inform the audience about new and established technologies in the retreading sector.

The European market for retreading and its challenges are the focus of the comments by Tim van der Rijken, general secretary of BIPAVER and VACO, Leiden/The Netherlands. Leandro Rigon, representative of ALARNEU and international business director Vipal Rubber, Porto Alegre/Brazil; Tim Hercock, president RMA, managing director Vacu-Lug Traction; Paulose Varughese, director Midas Treads Pvt Ltd., Kottayam, Kerala/India; Chris Bloor, executive director intern. marketing and sales Giti Tire Global Trading PTE LTD, Singapore will inform the participants about current market reports and international success stories from Brazil, Great Britain, India and Singapore.

The Global Retreading Conference is being held on 29 May 2018, from 09:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Rheinsaal, Congress Centre North. Admission is free.

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