Continental has established a new business unit in Ghana. Continental Tire West Africa has been set up in Ghana’s capital, Accra, and will target new opportunities in a range of sectors. The operation will also help the tyre maker expand its distribution channels and retail outlets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Shearography is often used to inspect tyre casings for damage prior to retreading, and this technology may soon be employed to check the quality of used tyres imported into Ghana. Official news agency the GNA reports that the Ministry of Transport in Ghana is considering shearographic screening of part-worns as a means of weeding out sub-standard tyres.