US market receives first Magna OTR tyre production from Thailand
One way of avoiding anti-dumping duties applicable to tyres imported from China is not to import tyres from China. This is what Magna Tyre Group is now doing in the USA – the company is meeting increased demand for OTR tyres in this market by expanding its production capacity in Thailand. Tyres made in this facility, comments Magna, are don’t attract tariffs in the USA and thus offer the opportunity for the company to “massively increase our presence on American market.”
The first product shipped from the factory in Thailand is the Magna MA01+, a tyre designed for use on wheel loaders, dozers, scrapers, graders and articulated dump trucks. It is now available in sizes 17.5R25, 20.5R25, 23.5R25, 26.5R25 and 29.5R25, and Magna Tyres Group says additional sizes and tyre lines will be announced early next year.