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.
Tal Dekel has been appointed as chief executive officer of Pelmar Engineering Ltd. Dekel has been with the Pelmar Group for 20 years and is the son of the previous group technical director Dan Dekel, who served the company for over 30 years.
Continental Tyre South Africa has sold the manufacturing assets it used to make industrial and agricultural tyres in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Prior to the sale, Continental manufactured bias-ply and radial agricultural tyres at the Port Elizabeth location. Continental’s ongoing production operations, such as its passenger car and light truck lines, are not affected by the news.
SAR Elektronic GmbH and Pelmar Engineering Ltd. recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the companies for the sale and distribution to the tyre industry worldwide. SAR manufactures advanced machinery for applications of glue and foam into radial passenger tyres to enhance puncture protection and noise reduction.
Following the news that Michelin has released a couple of new X Multi tyres, one engineering consultancy wrote into Tyres & Accessories to support claims made by the French tyre manufacturer. As part of the launch, Michelin claimed that its new tyres increased mileage by 15 to 20 per cent. According to Pelmar Engineering, the tyres actually exceeded these improvements when the Israel-based firm ran its own tests.
Earlier in 2016, Pelmar Group’s board opted to move the firm’s headquarters after 30 years of being located in Ramat Hasharon. The group will now be based in Yokneam, northern Israel where group company TGL SP Industries Ltd is already based.
The board of directors of Pelmar Engineering has appointed Eldad Eilam and Dana Broder the company’s new co-CEOs. They will replace Joseph Anglister, who has led the company as CEO since 1 May 2014 and will continue as a member of the board and special sales and marking advisor.
Executives at Pelmar Engineering Group (Pelmar) have confirmed that a disagreement between the company and Tianjin Saixiang Technology Co. Ltd. (TST) has been resolved. Pelmar’s executive chairman Jacob Peled told Tyres & Accessories that “the conflict between TST and Pelmar has ended in an amicable settlement”. The resolution appears to have occurred after TST met its obligations towards Pelmar. As a result Pelmar cancelled the lawsuit it brought against TST in the Tianjin Court. In addition, it was also agreed that the two companies will resume their business relations and will continue to cooperate as before.
At the end of May, tyre manufacture at Dunlop Motorsport’s plant in Birmingham came to an end, with car tyre production transferred to Goodyear Dunlop’s Hanau factory in Germany and motorcycle tyre production to the company’s Montlucon facility in France. While some of the machinery from the Fort Dunlop facility will be shipped to other sites, most will be sold off; the Pelmar Group reports that it has been appointed to dispose of equipment from the plant.
Israel-based tyre industry machinery specialist Pelmar Engineering Ltd. has named Joseph Anglister its chief executive officer. Anglister began his new role on 1 May and takes on some of the duties formerly carried out by managing director Hagai Peled.
One industry veteran opines that certain aspects of the retreading process will one day become widespread within the tyre business as a whole. During his presentation on future tyre production principles and methods, given at the Tire Technology Expo 2014 conference on 11 February, one point Jacob Peled raised was that tyre production using the pre-cure method lends itself well to the manufacture of new tyres, and can save a manufacturer time while also avoiding the bottlenecks currently experienced.
Tony Cowell, the former managing director of Manchester-based rubber machinery maker Francis Shaw, passed away yesterday (16 November 2009) after fighting illness for the past three years. After leaving Francis Shaw, Cowell became joint managing director of Pelmar Engineering (UK) Ltd. on 6 July, 2001. In a statement issued by Pelmar Engineering, the company said Cowell will be “sadly missed by all his many friends and colleagues in the tyre and rubber industry.” In addition to his business achievements Cowell also served as the general secretary of the International Tyre, Rubber & Plastics Federation (ITRPF) until 2005.
Pelmar Engineering Ltd. has teamed up with Cincinnati Retread Systems (CRS) to distribution tyre reteading and recycling machinery on a global scale.
The deal sees Pelmar, a leading supplier of pre-owned, reconditioned and new machinery and engineering solutions for the polymer industry, open up its distribution network of 6 subsidiaries and 10 representatives worldwide to CRS in order for both companies to reach further. CRS specializes in manufacturing Tyre Buffers, Expandable Hubs and Rims, Tyre Mulchers, Pollution Controls and Classifiers. Todd Hunsche, CRS president of the machinery division said: “In today’s global marketplace our presence in strategic locations that are beyond our reach, will now be reached thanks to cooperation with Pelmar’s global access. Pelmar and CRS will promote machinery and engineering services that will result in additional customers for both of us.”
Despite the current economic crisis Pelmar Group, the pre-owned tyre manufacturing equipment supplier, is reportedly expecting increased sales in the next two years. “More and more tyre and rubber plants worldwide are turning to buy used and reconditioned machinery, due to low capital investments caused by the global economic crisis,” company representatives told Tyres & Accessories. The 42 year old company (which employs 150 workers) reported a 25 per cent increase of sales in the fourth quarter of 2008 and first quarter of 2009. According to company literature, Pelmar Engineering Ltd. is a world leading supplier of refurbished, pre-owned and new machinery to the tire and rubber industry.