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VMI exhibiting retreading equipment at Tire Cologne

Wednesday 28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

VMI reports that it is paying special attention to retreading at Tire Cologne, taking advantage of the fact that the show has a dedicated retreading hall and the Global Retreading Conference running alongside it. Organized by Koelnmesse and the European retreading association BIPAVER, the global conference for the retreading industry will take place for the very first time in the context of The Tire premiere in Cologne.

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TRIB taking part in Tire Cologne

Tuesday 27th March 2018 | 0 Comments

From 29 May to 1 June 2018 the tyre industry meets for the first Tire Cologne. The US Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) will also be in attendance. Indeed, David Stevens, TRIB’s managing director, is giving a presentation entitled “Overview of the US retreading market and improvements in plant efficiency” as part of the Global Retreading Conference that is running alongside Tire Cologne. The Global Retreading Conference has been organised by the BIPAVER European retreading association.

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S Tyres Ltd goes hosted with CAM Cloud

Tuesday 27th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Cork-based S Tyres Ltd. is investing in CAM Cloud to host its Cameo POS, stock, billing and ledgers system. According to the company, hosted Cameo will provide the Republic of Ireland’s premier Bandag agent with a managed service that ensures quality, hassle-free maintenance of its server and backup solution. It will enable S Tyres to connect directly with key partners such as Bridgestone.

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ITRS buys Vulcan-Vulcap

Monday 26th March 2018 | 0 Comments

International Tire Repair Solutions (ITRS), a global distributor of tyre repair materials, has acquired Vulcan-Vulcap, a tyre repair and retread equipment manufacturer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Vulcan-Vulcap specializes in curing equipment including section repair moulds, C clamps, spotters, retread equipment and the Vulcaflex OTR system.

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Kraiburg tests 29 designs for 3PMSF accreditation

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Kraiburg Austria is reports that another nine designs from the retreading specialist have successfully passed the 3PMSF test and are therefore approved as winter retreads with immediate effect. These are: K16, K26, K43, K45, K50, K51, K203, K204, K213. The tests were conducted by the Prüflabor Nord in January and February. As a result of the test a total of 29 Kraiburg patterns can be labelled with the 3PMSF pictogram.

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Marangoni deploys new compound system in Rovereto

Marangoni deploys new compound system in Rovereto

Monday 12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

A new compounding system will be installed at Marangoni’s plant in Rovereto, Italy. The retreading company says it is continually investing in technologies to meet the demand for improved compounds for the evolving tyre market, including advances for dosing, handling, management and checking of raw materials.

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Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Wednesday 21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Leading tanker and environmental waste firm Biomarsh Environmental Ltd has signed a comprehensive tyre management contract with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres. The deal is designed to provide nationwide support and aid compliance throughout the Biomarsh fleet.

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Retirement farewell for “European honorary retreader” Spuijbroek

Retirement farewell for “European honorary retreader” Spuijbroek

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Last Friday, friends and colleagues from the industry bade farewell to Ruud Spuijbroek, the “long-time helmsman” of European retreading association BIPAVER and secretary general of Dutch association VACO as he retired from his duties. At a valediction event in the town of Gernsbach, in Germany’s Black Forest, his successor at BIPAVER, Tim van der Rijken, and Hans-Jürgen Drechsler, technical secretary of the European association and managing director of German association BRV, acknowledged one last time Spuijbroek’s contribution to retreading in Europe.

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ContiTread rubber production starts in the USA

ContiTread rubber production starts in the USA

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has begun making ContiTread pre-cure tread rubber in the USA. A new pre-cured tread manufacturing facility at the tyre maker’s Mound Vernon plant in Illinois has commenced production of the tread compound, and Continental anticipates that the facility will reach full operation by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

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Swedish concept partner Colmec plans further expansion

Swedish concept partner Colmec plans further expansion

Thursday 8th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Colmec is undoubtedly one of Europe’s largest retreaders. With annual production exceeding 150,000 retreaded truck tyres, the company is a market leader in Sweden – the company’s home market – and also active in Poland, Norway and Finland. The company’s full-offer concept has evolved over the years and now includes mould cure retreads, which are sold in the above four markets under the Colmec EcoTire brand name. As we learned from company owner Peter Eckerström and his management team during a visit to the Colmec retreading facility in Poland, which was recently expanded in collaboration with Kraiburg Austria, further changes are also on the way, including a potential entry into the large German market.

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TRM signs Shamrock to market Latitude retreading equipment in the US

Wednesday 24th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Italian retread equipment manufacturer TRM has developed a new line of automated retreading equipment for the US market and signed an agreement with Shamrock Marketing, Inc. of Louisville Kentucky to be the authorized dealer. The new line, called “Latitude”, is built around a robotic style buffing machine that is designed to minimize process time, cut labour, and increase consistency in buff texture. The equipment line will be officially launched in March 2018 during the Mid-American-Truck-Show in Louisville, KY with live demonstrations at Shamrock’s facility.

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Vipal praises Select Tyres

Vipal praises Select Tyres

Monday 22nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Many companies in Europe are managing to reduce electricity costs in the tyre retreading process, bringing an even greater return to the business and the environment. One example is Select Tyres, located Chelmsford, which currently produces 800 tyres per month and distributes retreaded tyres throughout the UK.

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TRIB goes live with redesigned website

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A redesigned version of the TRIB website has been launched. The retreading association’s updated www.retread.org site aims to provide an easy way for visitors to learn about the retreading process. Key features of the redesign include:

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New Kraiburg K704 pattern

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Kraiburg Austria has brought out a new design, the K704. According to the company, this pattern is a variant of the apparently “highly successful” K225, with closed shoulders and lower tread depth.

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Marangoni appoints Martin Kalagin as Central Technical Service director

Wednesday 18th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Retreading Systems has appointed Martin Kalagin as Central Technical Service director, reporting in this role to the chief executive officer of the group. The Central Technical Service will define and implement the rules and the global guidelines, align the local plans and resources and coordinate the activities of all Technical Service Teams of Marangoni Retreading Systems Business Unit in Europe and overseas.

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