ZC Rubber to introduce new Westlake TBR, Z series PCR tyres
ZC Rubber has announced that it will introduce a series of new commercial and consumer tyres in 2019. Covering European TBR and PCR tyre markets, the new products have been designed to meet local customer demands, the manufacturer states.
Marked M+S, the newly introduced second generation of Westlake tyres is designed for fitment on trucks and buses driving on icy and snowy winter roads, ZC Rubber states. The tyres represent an upgrade of the first generation Westlake commercial tyres, adding latest technology and compounds to improve performance. ZC Rubber adds that the tyres will provide drivers with outstanding performance, including lower rolling resistance and longer mileage.
“New Westlake tyres are growing in popularity in Europe,” the company told Tyres & Accessories. It adds that it now supplies “well-known original equipment customers, such as Schmitz Cargobull and DSV. The second-generation tyres feature excellent manufacturing quality, and will bring OE customers better experience.”
New Z series car tyres
ZC Rubber added that it plans to launch new Z series products, making their European market debut in the next few months. These will include the Z-107 in 14-18 inch sizes, the all-season Z-401, the Z-507 winter tyre and the Z-506 studded winter tyre. The manufacturer states that the tyres feature special pattern design and compounding to give users improved handling and braking performance on wet, icy and snowy roads.
“We treat our customers’ requirements as a priority during the development of new tyres and technology,” ZC Rubber told T&A. “We created a new formula relying on advanced CO-Crosslink and C-Couple technology to help enhance the life and reduce the rolling resistance of the tyres. The TAWI steel wire improves tyre safety.” The company adds that its new tyre development puts into practice its “safe and value” mission for global customers.
ZC Rubber, China’s largest tyre manufacturer, added that in the future it expects to provide “more premium tyres for customers, increase the market share and continue to expand OE and key account customers such as fleets and trailer manufactures.”