Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry near Buxton in Derbyshire hosted unprecedented crowds for the 2018 edition of the show (26–28 June), with official figures showing a record-breaking 19,687 unique visitors in attendance, surpassing the show’s previous highest attendance record set in 2005. The show also included more exhibitors (527) than ever before, with the showground, pavilions and demonstration areas showcasing the latest plant and equipment for the quarrying, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, recycling and construction sectors, many of the products on show for the first time in the UK.
From 23 to 28 April, 2018, Magna Tyres Group exhibited at Intermat 2018 in Paris, demonstrating a broad range of OTR, Port, and Industrial tyres. The exhibition was an declared an “unsurpassed success” by the company, which also said the experience reaffirmed Magna’s position as the world’s fastest growing OTR tyre company.
The latest generation of OTR tyre for rigid dump trucks from Magna Tyres is now available. Called the Magna MA04+, the E4 tread radial is designed for surface mine applications and is produced in seven popular sizes, 27.00R49, 33.00R51, 37.00R57, 40.00R57, 46/90R57, 50/80R57 and 59/80R63. Compound options include cut resistant (A), heat resistant (B) and standard (S).
A complaint often voiced by European retreaders is that their margins have been squeezed flat by imports of new tyres, especially products from China. But while many players have redirected excess capacity to Europe in the hope of claiming market share from retreaders, one tyre company has embarked upon a different approach. Instead of shipping its entire product range halfway around the world from the Far East to Europe, Magna Tyres Group has begun making some of its tyres within our region – and has teamed up with a retreader to do so.
Magna Tyres reports that the first batch of 16 36.00R51 MA09 tyres (of a total of 32) en route to their destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where they will be mounted on two giant crushers. These crushers are constructed by Thyssenkrupp in Germany for one of the leading cement companies in Saudi Arabia.
18 months ago one of Magna Tyres’ customers operating in a quartzite deposit in Germany started working with 26.5 R25 Magna MA08. More than a year and a half later, the tyres are still said to be “in excellent shape”, despite the tough working conditions in which they were deployed.
The Magna Tyres Group has launched its new tyre for compact wheel loaders, the Magna MA11. The radial tyre features an E2/L2 tread pattern designed for construction applications, such as roads, residential housing, and commercial properties, and landscaping. It is the latest addition to the Magna product range and is available in tyre sizes 365/70R18, 405/70R18, and 405/70R20.
Magna Tyres Group has opened a new office to serve the Middle East and Africa regions. The office is based in Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, and its set-up follows last month’s appointment of Vijay Nambiar as the office’s general manager. Magna Tyres views the new office as the next step in the company’s “worldwide expansion.”
Magna Tyres Group reports that RengasCenter, the Finnish tyre wholesaler, has been appointed as Magna Tyres distributor in Finland. The cooperation has been set up together with Ham-Re Oy, importer for Magna Tyres in Finland.
OBO Tyres has acquired the exclusive distribution rights for the OTR brand MTP Tyres in the Benelux region. The brand offers new tyres for a wide range of applications, including articulated dump trucks, graders, loaders, cranes, and dump trucks. OBO states that the distribution rights fills a gap in its portfolio of products for its extended home market.
The first agricultural products have joined the Magna Tyres Group portfolio. The Dutch company says a number of Magna AG01 tractor tyres are now available for shipment directly from its main warehouse in Waalwijk. At present a total of 21 sizes, 85, 70 and 65 series products, are available.
Emerson Crane Hire has opted to fit Magna tyres to its vehicle fleet in the UK. Commenting on this decision, Stephan van Leeuwen commented that the Magna Tyres Group is “very proud” of Emerson’s decision to select Magna for its large fleet. The regional sales manager for the UK and Ireland shares that Emerson carried out numerous tests and decided, due to their efficiency and cost per mile, that all tyres demounted from fleet vehicles will be replaced with Magna tyres. Magna Tyres Group will supply Emerson Crane Hire its MA03 crane tyre in size 445/95R25.
Magna Tyres Group will launch a new tyre for crane applications at this year’s Bauma show. The Magna MA03+ radial is available in three popular sizes, 385/95R25, 445/95R25 and 525/80R25, and is said to be optimised fuel economy and operator comfort.
Magna Tyres Group has appointed Christophe Cantou as sales manager for the region South France. Cantou has over 15 years of sales experience in the tyre industry and has worked for various well-known tyre companies. He will be working alongside Peter Schreudering and focus on the southern part of the country.