Fulda-based UTH GmbH will showcase its latest machine generation at Tire Technology Expo 2024, taking place from 19-21 March in Hannover. The company will present its current product line-up, offering solutions that have “established themselves worldwide as the standard for gentle and clean processing of rubber compounds”.
Machinery manufacturer Mesnac reports that its Mesnac European Research and Technical Centre (MERTC) recently “achieved a significant milestone” by becoming a member of the European Committee for Standardization’s (CEN) Tyre Curing Presses working group. According to the company, this membership not only “highlights the fruitful partnership between the Chinese and Slovak teams” at MERTC but also positions the Slovakia-based operation as “a contributor to the standard-setting process.”
Pelmar Engineering Group describes itself as “a worldwide supplier of modern equipment solutions for the rubber and tyre industry”, a very specialist niche market in which the company has grown into a leadership position. But that reputation has been six decades in the making. Shortly after he celebrated his 80th birthday, as company founder and chairman Jacob Peled considers changing gear away from his hands-on role within the family business, Tyres & Accessories found out more about Pelmar’s history and ongoing legacy.
VMI is celebrating the opening of three new assembly halls at its manufacturing site in Leszno, Poland. This brings VMI’s total available floor space in Poland to almost 30,000 square meters. The expansion of the VMI operation, which is part of technology company TKH, follows a number of years of strong growth in VMI’s core tyre and pharmaceutical business.
Leading independent tyre building machinery manufacturer VMI has invested in its technical support teams in Yantai, China, Epe, the Netherlands and Stow, USA. It says each expert team is now equipped to provide the same level of support anywhere.
4Jet Group reports that it has received new orders worth over 10 million euros from “one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers”. The machines will be delivered to several of the customer’s production sites in North America, Europe and Asia in 2022 and 2023. The agreement covers laser systems for marking tyres with machine-readable QR codes or logos, mould cleaning, and gluing preparation for e-mobility tyres.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. and PTC have announced strategic enhancements to the FactoryTalk InnovationSuite and used in factories around the world – including automotive and tyre operations. Launched in 2018, the FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, has reportedly seen “rapid customer adoption, helping achieve significant improvements in operational efficiency, reduction in unplanned downtime and improved quality.”
Michelin commissioned a test bed specifically for truck tyres at its Ladoux production site in France back in 2000, its Machine de Recherche en Comportement Poids-Lourd – or MaRCoPoLo, for short. When deciding to modernise this facility 16 years later, the tyre maker chose Siemens as a partner for updating the automation and process control […]
Investment by Ricardo in leading-edge gear manufacturing machine tools has improved productivity and extended capability, as the recent investment of £1.5m in a Klingelnberg spiral bevel grinder has begun delivering market ready components. The manufacturer states that the new investment underlines its “commitment to meeting the needs of its customers for high performance transmissions.”
China’s Safe-Run Group will supply smart factory equipment to the plant Linglong Tire is setting up in Serbia. The company says it won the contract to fit out the Linglong plant in Zrenjanin, a project valued at more than RMB 700 million (£79.2 million), after beating Finnish, South Korean, Japanese and other rivals in a tender process.
Two months have passed since Marangoni Meccanica changed hands, exiting the Marangoni Group with 10 million euros of recapitalization from new local partners: The Finanziaria Trentina, Alpenring, the South Tyrol-based financial firm Caran and now Marangoni Meccani has appointed a new CEO and broadened its board make-up. All this amounts to a “restart”, according to […]
VMI Group has extended its Global Executive Board of VMI Group to four members, following the appointment of Mike Norman as chief commercial officer (CCO). In his role as CCO, Mike Norman will be responsible for all commercial activities of VMI worldwide.
Despite a company restructuring that includes the closing down of the private joint-stock company (PJSC) Rosava, the Rosava factory in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine is currently gearing up to begin production of 19-inch tyres following the installation of new plant equipment.