Belshina JCS reports that the project to develop 25- to 29-inch all-steel OTR radial tyres for articulated trucks, loaders and dozers working in open cast mine applications is “nearing completion”. The Belarus-based tyre maker says it has developed five sizes so far and successfully conducted in-house tests on these products. The new OTR products are now undergoing field tests both within Belarus and in other countries.
Tyre maker Belshina has been named a national partner to the 2019 Minsk European Games, which will take place in the Belarus capital between 21 and 30 June. Its involvement in this capacity is being supported by the Belarusian State Concern for Oil and Chemistry (Belneftekhim Concern).
Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina JSC reports it will be ready to commence pilot production of 25- to 29-inch off-highway all-steel radial tyres in the near future. Manufacturing equipment is currently being installed at Belshina’s industrial and OTR tyre plant; it aims to finalise the project’s first phase this summer.
Belarusian tyre maker Belshina is investing an undisclosed sum to expand its heavy tyre capacity. The project will see production of all-steel radial industrial tyres with 25- to 29-inch rim diameters begin within the main factory at Belshina’s heavy tyre plant. Plant director Vadim Nikitenko shares that Belshina intends to begin serial production of these tyres in sizes 18.00R25, 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25 by the end of this year.
The entry of Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina into the giant tyre market comes another step forward with the successful testing of the 57- and 63-inch tyres at quarry sites. The tyres were fitted to 360 and 450 tonne payload BelAZ dump trucks; Belshina has been approved as an original equipment supplier to the manufacturer, whose BelAZ 75710 is said to be the highest capacity haul truck in the world. Belshina reports that the results of these operational tests are a prelude to volume production.
Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina JSC reports the production of its first 63-inch mining tyre. The tyre, which has a diameter of more than four metres and weighs 5.7 tonnes, is intended for fitment on dump trucks used in quarry and mining applications. Belshina reports that the tyre’s capacity exceeds 100 tonnes thanks to its steel cord casing, and it can be used at ambient temperatures between -55ºC and +45ºC.
Belarusian OTR tyre manufacturer is reportedly discussing the establishment of a joint venture with Japanese tyremaker Yokohama. According to the local Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA), talks were held during a visit from a delegation of Yokohama’s executives led by chairman and representative member of the board Tadanobu Nagumo. BelTA cited representatives of Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim as its source.
Belshina JSC has taken delivery of two hydraulic presses and six moulds for the manufacture of 57-inch and 63-inch all-steel radial OTR tyres. The Belarus-based tyre maker states that the presses represent an “important part” of the reequipment process it is currently undertaken. The presses and moulds were purchased as part of a wider investment […]
Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina JSC reports that its sales in neighbouring Ukraine rose 57.9 per cent year-on-year in 2016. Between 1 January and 21 December the company sold some 1,017,000 tyres in Ukraine, a significant increase on the 644,000 pieces sold in 2015 and around nine times more than the 110,000 tyres sold in 2010; Belshina attributes this growth in part to the opening of new regional warehouses throughout the country.
Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina says it will present its new Artmotion HP passenger car range at this month’s Reifen trade show. The company will also display new additions to its Escortera all-steel truck tyre line-up and its Galero Agro agricultural tyres at its stand (Hall 7, Stand 7A26).
Belshina JSC says it expects sales of its tyres in Pakistan this year will be double the level achieved in 2014. The Belarus-based tyre maker has been exporting to Pakistan since 2001 and in past years shipped 11,000 to 12,000 tyres a year to the country. Most of the tyres Belshina currently sells in Pakistan are agricultural tyres, however the company sees potential for greater volumes there, including sales of truck tyres.
Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina JSC says its goal of producing 63-inch tyres for mining trucks should be realised by the end of next year. The company reports that modernisation of the milling facility at its Babruysk plant is currently taking place, and according to the project’s schedule further equipment for upgrading the plant will begin arriving in January 2016. A group of Belshina specialists will also complete tyre building training at a location within Europe in the coming months and will assemble prototype tyres ahead of the first Belshina 63-inch OTR tyres leaving the factory some time in 2016.
The Belshina tyre plant is scheduled to re-start production today (1 April 2015) after production ceased on 26 March, according to the Belarusian Independent Trade Union various (BITU), in a move that is seen as indicative of wider economic concerns and is blamed on low-cost Asian tyre imports.
Artur Mikhalap, BITU chairman, commented: “The plant stopped completely, reason unknown to me, but the thinking is the same as in most enterprises – no market. Warehouses are filled up. According to my information the plant stopped only for five days, until April 1.