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Bibby chose Bandvulc for third consecutive contract

Bibby chose Bandvulc for third consecutive contract

23rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Prior to Bandvulc’s contract with CSG, in autumn 2019, the fleet tyre and retread specialist entered its third contract term with distribution giant Bibby.

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CSG renews two-year tyre contract with Bandvulc

CSG renews two-year tyre contract with Bandvulc

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Waste management group, CSG, has committed to a further two years with Bandvulc, the retread subsidiary of Continental. The decision takes the tyre management contract between the two companies into its seventh year, at a time when fleet numbers across CSG and sister company J&G have risen to close to 150 vehicles.

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Marangoni North America ‘remains operational’

17th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Tread North America (MTNA) has communicated that it “remains operational” despite the Covid-19 pandemic. According to MTNA, the company is “committed to providing superior products and services to our customers. We are taking active steps to prevent any interruption in our business processes.”

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Retreader Seryt Tyres reports growth in a time of consolidation and attrition

Retreader Seryt Tyres reports growth in a time of consolidation and attrition

12th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear’s decision to exit UK retreading in 2015, followed by Continental’s 2016 takeover of Bandvulc and Vaculug’s 2018 acquisition by Zenises Group changed the face of the UK retreading business in just three years. However, while the market has both contracted and consolidated in recent years, a core group of key retreading production bases remain. And while the largest retreading businesses often gain the spotlight, it is worth mentioning fast-growing operations as well. Sussex-based Seryt Tyres is one such company, so Tyres & Accessories got in touch with director Kevin Gillin and marketing manager Olly Townsend in order to find out more.

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NeroForce the exclusive European distributor of Robbins curing envelopes

NeroForce the exclusive European distributor of Robbins curing envelopes

11th March 2020 | 0 Comments

NeroForce has become the exclusive European distributor of American curing envelope brand, Robbins. Apart from its wide TBR range, Robbins is a global market leader in OTR envelopes.

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NeroForce: ‘We don’t just want to follow in anybody else’s well-worn footsteps’

NeroForce: ‘We don’t just want to follow in anybody else’s well-worn footsteps’

11th March 2020 | 0 Comments

A new European developer and distributor of tools, machines and consumables says that it wants to increase the reliability and user-friendliness of retreading equipment. NeroForce, based in Leipheim, Germany, was founded by managing directors Andreas Müller and Martin Kalagin, who between them have more than 25 years of strategic experience of the global retread market, both having worked for Bridgestone, and then B&J Rocket and Marangoni respectively. Thanks to this background, Kalagin told Tyres & Accessories that combining this retreading market experience with a more hands-on view of retreaders’ requirements, NeroForce is well placed to tailor its product range to the needs of today’s retreaders.

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Marangoni: production and logistics are operational

Marangoni: production and logistics are operational

11th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Marangoni has confirmed that its production and logistics activities are “running smoothly in all…plants” despite the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in Italy. Writing in a statement published on 11 March 2020, Marangoni representatives said: “We are therefore able to receive and process the orders while adopting all the necessary procedures to protect the workers’ health. In particular, our company is taking all the actions to be consistent with the measures provided by the responsible Authorities.”

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Marangoni continuing production despite Covid-19 lockdown

9th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Group has posted a statement on its twitter feed reassuring customers that its Italian production facilities will continue manufacturing despite the coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency. The statement follows the news that 16 million Italian citizens have been quarantined in the North of the country as a result of the epidemic.

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Retreader Maxrubber seeking a “strong presence” in Europe

Retreader Maxrubber seeking a “strong presence” in Europe

2nd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Malaysian firm Maxrubber Industries Sdn Bhd claims to be the fastest-growing manufacturer of tyre retreading materials, and the company has Europe firmly in its sights. Following what it calls an “extensive period of investment” at its manufacturing facility in Klang, some 25 miles southwest of Kuala Lumpur, Maxrubber has announced the start of a “targeted export drive” with a view to “developing a strong presence in the European market.”

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H&H Industries invests in 51-inch buffer

19th February 2020 | 0 Comments

H&H Industries of Ohio, USA has invested in a TRM Eagle 51 buffer and tread grooving machine as part of its strategy to be a leader in the large OTR tyre market segment. Installation is planned for the third quarter of 2020. 

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£7 million fraud suit brought against Vaculug’s former owners

£7 million fraud suit brought against Vaculug’s former owners

12th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Grantham Capital Ltd, which bought well-known independent retreader Vaculug Traction Tyres 18 months ago, filed a £7.2 million fraud action against Vaculug’s former owners on 16 January 2020.

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Vipal marks 15-year partnership with South Africa’s Tyre & Retread Supplies

Vipal marks 15-year partnership with South Africa’s Tyre & Retread Supplies

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

Vipal Rubber has marked its 15-year partnership with exclusive South African distributor of repair products, Tyre & Retread Supplies (TRS), with a commemorative plaque. Dijan Rigo, commercial coordinator of Vipal Overseas delivered the plaque to Morne Goosen, TRS management at the distributer’s headquarters in Johannesburg.

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Vipal Rubber VT110 tread approved in Romania

Vipal Rubber VT110 tread approved in Romania

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Global retreading supplier Vipal Rubber’s VT110 tread has been approved in Romania following trials conducted by fleet operator Senidav Trans SRL. The Eastern European fleet company carried out performance tests using retreaded tyres with the VT110, recording favourable results against a competitor brand. Measurements were recorded by Vipal’s Moldovan partner, Tehno Profil, after 260,000km on Romanian roads, which present adverse track conditions, with mountains, slopes, snow, and other problems.

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Bloom named president Hexpol Compounding Americas

3rd January 2020 | 0 Comments

Hexpol AB (publ.) has appointed Kenneth L. Bloom as new president of Hexpol Compounding Americas. Ken succeeds Tracy Garrison who decided to leave the company in November 2019. The new appointment took effect on 1 January 2020.

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Vipal Bulgarian distributor trained 15 companies in 2019

Vipal Bulgarian distributor trained 15 companies in 2019

2nd January 2020 | 0 Comments

Bulgarian retreading and tyre repair firm Basvulk opened a new training centre in March 2019 to expand its customers’ knowledge. In the eight months since, Basvulk trained 15 companies in how to properly apply materials during tyre repairing processes. Vipal Rubber said its leading position in South America as an important global manufacturer of tyre repairing and retreading products is supported by its commitment to the technical qualification of its sector.

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