Marangoni has completely revised its Ringtread System equipment with a range that offers retreaders the benefit of modularity. Known as Ringer, these machines draw upon the proven technology of the Ringtreader and Ringbuilder units they replace. Marangoni is currently installing the first Ringer units at customer sites in Europe.
Ceat & Marangoni begin India retreading partnership
Marangoni S.p.A. and Ceat Limited have entered into a strategic partnership to provide tyre retreading solutions in the Indian market. By combining Ceat’s tyre casings with Marangoni’s retreading technology, the two firms intend to provide customers with “an optimum solution that offers extended tyre life, superior performance, and cost-effectiveness.” Ceat and Marangoni also view the partnership as a means of expanding their franchisee networks.
Retreading & recycling focus at The Tire Cologne 2024
The organiser of The Tire Cologne 2024 promises to pay even more attention to the circular economy at next year’s show, with tyre retreading and recycling now “concentrated in a centrally located themed area.” The tyre industry exhibition returns to Cologne, Germany between 4 and 6 June 2024.
After more than 30 years as a Bandag franchisee, G&S Tyres has joined the Marangoni Ringtread Network. The company has also joined the NTDA as both a retreader and a tyre distributor – the latter in relation to its on-site car tyre fitting business. Tyres & Accessories recently visited the company’s Barking, London headquarters in order to find out more.
Bandag endorsed by Australian circular economy program
Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has recognised Bandag as a Circular Economy Collaborator, acknowledging the retreader’s contribution to keeping tyre-derived products and materials circulating in the economy for as long as possible, thereby reducing reliance on raw materials. Announcing Bandag’s induction into the April 2022-launched program, TSA shares that the Bandag process contributes to the association’s vision for a national end-of-life tyre circular economy.
Grupo Soledad and Kraiburg expand Insa Turbo cooperation
Grupo Soledad-member Insa Turbo reports that Kraiburg has been able to significantly expand its share in the Spanish retreading material market. Grupo Soledad is one of the key players in the Spanish market, with its distribution network totalling more than 100 of its own shops and a franchise network with 1,000 points of sale in Spain and Portugal. And what’s more, the two plan to cooperate more closely in future.
Effective May 2023, Francesco Motta is the new Chief Executive Officer of Marangoni Meccanica. Motta brings nearly 30 years of experience in various strategic roles within the machinery, mechanical systems and automation solutions industries. Motta holds an MBA from China Europe International Business School, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Politecnico di Torino University.
Vaculug supports ‘major OTR growth’ with new sales manager appointment
Vaculug has appointed Darren Lea as its new OTR sales manager. Lea joins the off the road tyre team with the Lincolnshire tyre retreading and distribution firm’s specialist division celebrating “double-digit growth” and a record start to 2023. It states that several new contract wins have ushered in “major growth in the off the road (OTR) tyre sector.”
Maragoni Ringtread achieves “A” grade for energy saving
Marangoni has manufactured a Ringtread tyre that achieved an “A” class energy saving level in the same test used for new tyres (ECE.R 117). The result was achieved by applying a Blackline tread ring with an optimised design for low rolling resistance on a high-quality casing, which featured the best rolling resistance class already in its first life. The ring used for this test featured “a special compound created ad hoc for the occasion”. Retreading took place at Marangoni’s plant in Rovereto, where the group’s headquarters and R&D centre are also located. The test was carried out by the independent test laboratory Prüflabor Nord.
Michelin tyre policy gives ‘better than expected’ mileage for Clugston
Clugston Distribution Services says the Michelin X Multi Energy tyre specified as original equipment on 35 new Renault 6x2 tractor units is helping to improve fuel consumption by up to six per cent. The Scunthorpe company, which transports bulk powder and fuel, has used Michelin’s multi-life policy for nearly 30 years. It has operated the X Multi Energy-shod tractor units for six months. Clugston Distribution Services’ fleet, including 110 Renault trucks and 180 trailers, all run on Michelin multi-life tyres from its Scunthorpe site and depots in Driffield, Teesside and Hull.
Bandag launches Hotread mould-cured retreaded tyre range
In a significant development building on the retreading brand’s pre-cure heritage, Bridgestone-owned Bandag is expanding its portfolio of mould-cured retread activities with the launch of Bandag Hotread.
USA: Groundbreaking held for Bandag Abilene plant expansion
On 16 May, Bridgestone Americas held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of work to expand its Bridgestone Bandag, LLC manufacturing plant in Abilene, Texas. The US$60 million project will increase the facility’s floorspace by 50,000 square feet and meet growing demand for the company’s tread rubber products, with operations at the expanded plant scheduled to fun on six and seven-day production schedules.
Olleco is the renewables arm of ABP Food Group, and provides the food and hospitality sectors with a range of services designed to help them to tackle the climate emergency by converting their waste resources into renewable energy. The company employs over 1,000 people, at 19 sites strategically located throughout the UK and Ireland, and has grown to become the UK’s leading supplier of premium cooking oils and fats as well as its largest collector of used cooking oil and food waste. The company has signed a new Effitires contract with Michelin’s Services and Solutions division; the agreement between the two businesses was secured on a joint commitment to sustainability, and a cleaner and greener future for the transport sector.