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Vipal: Optimism returning to Europe’s retreading sector

Vipal: Optimism returning to Europe’s retreading sector

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s almost eight months since the European Commission made its final decision regarding anti-dumping duties on new and retreaded truck and bus tyres manufactured in China, and Vipal Rubber is celebrating what it considers an “upturn in the tyre retreading market in Europe.”

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Marangoni rationalises European tread range

Marangoni rationalises European tread range

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

With the launch of its latest range of pre-cure treads, Marangoni Retreading Systems has fully integrated its European product lines. The new range only includes two brands – PRL and Unitread – and Marangoni says this will lead to a “significant reduction of the complexity previously caused by product overlaps.”

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Vipal launches new website

Vipal launches new website

7th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Vipal Rubber’s European branch has launched a new web. According to the company, the page underwent a design makeover to make it responsive and extend it into four different languages.

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Retreaded tyres: Refurbished or new?

Retreaded tyres: Refurbished or new?

28th May 2019 | 0 Comments

A new tyre’s a new tyre and a retread is a retread, right? The answer to this seems to depend on where the question is asked. The Retread Tire Association (RTA) is concerned that anyone asking this in Canada may receive the wrong answer, and this may become problematic for retreaders.

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Rema Tip Top extends solvent-free patch portfolio

Rema Tip Top extends solvent-free patch portfolio

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Recent product developments at Rema Tip Top have focused on tyre repair technology, and one result is a “ground-breaking’” innovation: The M-RCF 400 (Multi Radial Cement Free) patch series. Rema Tip Top says the M-RCF 400 delivers “both ecological and economic advantages for the repair of car and truck tyres.” Notably, the patch can be fitted without the need for solvent-containing chemicals. The associated products needed for repair are also free of CFCs.

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Hexpol growth driven by compounding and exports

Hexpol growth driven by compounding and exports

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost 10 years after Hexpol embarked on a prolonged growth-by-acquisition strategy, here Tyres & Accessories examines the company’s overall progress as well as the particular example of UK-based Hexpol Group member, retreading compound supply specialist Berwin Polymers.

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Vaculug promotes VMS Mobile at CV Show

Vaculug promotes VMS Mobile at CV Show

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

With the UK commercial vehicle and fleet business congregating in Birmingham for the Commercial Vehicle Show at the start of May, Vaculug took the opportunity to demonstrate the latest addition to its bespoke fleet tyre management system called VMS - VMS Mobile. For the company, which is now the only non-new-tyre manufacture-owned retreader in the UK, fleet growth and retreading business growth go hand in hand. And that’s why having the right fleet tyre management system in place has become more important than ever.

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Continental: High retread demand driving 300% production boost at USA plant

Continental: High retread demand driving 300% production boost at USA plant

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost 60 ContiLifeCycle partners around the world, including 30 in the USA and Canada, currently retread tyres using ContiTread treads. Demand for these pre-cure treads is growing in North America. For this reason, Continental is raising production this year at its February 2018-inaugurated tread plant in Mount Vernon, USA by 300 per cent compared to 2018 levels. A second shift was added in March to facilitate this.

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Vaculug appoints new OTR sales manager

Vaculug appoints new OTR sales manager

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Vaculug, Europe’s largest independent retreader, has expanded its OTR sales team with the addition of Alan Robin to head up off–the–road tyres as OTR sales manager for the South of England.

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Marangoni opens 4th Ringtread franchise in India – 4 more on the way

Marangoni opens 4th Ringtread franchise in India – 4 more on the way

15th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Marangoni’s Ringtread retreading process doesn’t yet have a sizeable footprint within India’s large commercial vehicle sector, but it is growing. The Marangoni GRP Private Limited (MGPL) joint venture that was established in late 2015 recently took on its fourth franchise partner in India. Marangoni says it is also progressing with plans to add a further four franchise partners.

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Marangoni: Meeting to discuss future of factories, workforce

Marangoni: Meeting to discuss future of factories, workforce

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

This week a meeting took place at Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development to discuss the future of the workforce and production at the Marangoni S.p.A. plants in Rovereto and Ferentino. The meeting was attended by representatives from the retreading specialist, local government, trade unions and Italian bank Medio Credito Centrale.

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Finding success in an increasingly complex sector

Finding success in an increasingly complex sector

11th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has long been a leading player in the truck and bus tyre markets, with customers ranging from some of the largest fleets out there to owner operators. And yet, recent years have been tough for everyone in the commercial vehicle segment as the forces of economic uncertainty combined with a tidal wave of low-cost Chinese tyres have put pressure on businesses. As we approach Brexit, roughly a year after anti-Chinese truck tyre imports were implemented, Tyres & Accessories spoke to Michelin business-to-business sales director, Chris Smith as well as Andrew French (Michelin director services) and solutions in order to find out more.

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Marangoni: Changing the world of retreading is our responsibility

Marangoni: Changing the world of retreading is our responsibility

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vipal agreement, the Dmack project, the political storms, the ever-changing retreading market. Vittorio and Giuseppe Marangoni, president and vice president of the Italian Marangoni Group, talk about these industry-related topics and more in an interview with Tyres & Accessories.

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Galgo opens new European distribution centre and headquarters

Galgo opens new European distribution centre and headquarters

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Mexico-based retreading material supplier Galgo Pre-Q Europe recently relocated its European headquarters to a larger distribution centre located in Willebroek, Belgium.

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Sly Agri Ltd signs Magna Tyres rubber tracks distribution agreement

Sly Agri Ltd signs Magna Tyres rubber tracks distribution agreement

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group has signed a new partnership with UK rubber track supplier Sly Agri Ltd. The strategic agreement enables Sly Agri to purchase and resell the Rubber Track retread for the agricultural sector. The contract was signed by George Sly and Stephan van Leeuwen during the LAMMA Show in Birmingham.

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