One of India’s largest suppliers of retreading materials has a new chief executive officer. As of June 2021, Vijay Shrinivas is chief executive of Indag Rubber Ltd. He succeeds Kewal Krishan Kapur, who’d had been with the company since 2001.
As of 24 April, the Marangoni factory in Brazil is 20 years old. Inaugurated in 2001, the plant in Minas Gerais state was instrumental in introducing the Ringtread system to markets throughout Latin America, and as such has fulfilled Marangoni’s mission of providing tyre retreaders and their customers with “a higher quality product” suited to a continent that’s home to one of the world’s largest road networks.
Retreading specialist Marangoni considers both the performance and appearance of its products the “main Marangoni goal” when developing new solutions. Marangoni notes that while reliability, durability and performance are “indispensable requirements” for a premium retreaded tyre, it has observed a “growing request” from fleets for greater attention to detail and accuracy in tyre aesthetics.
Pre-Q Galgo Corporation has hired Ron Elliott to be its marketing manager in North America. In his role, Elliot will be responsible for leading the marketing direction of the long-term growth strategy for the Pre-Q Galgo brand throughout the United States and Canada.
Truck tyre retreading is an integral part of Michelin’s sustainable mobility strategy and the company offers numerous solutions in Europe under its Michelin Remix, Laurent and Recamic brands. It has introduced a new long-haul transport tread for drive axle use, the Recamic Line D. Michelin says this addition to its Recamic pre-cure tread range offers up to 15 per cent higher mileage than the previous-generation product, the Recamic XDA2 Energy.
Marangoni has enlarged its range of pre-cure rings and treads for winter applications with a new product, the Ringtread Blackline ICE202. This 3PMSF drive tyre pattern was developed with long-haul use and “severe winter conditions” in mind, such as those encountered in Nordic countries. The ICE202 is already available in size 315/70R22.5, with 275/70R22.5 and 295/80R22.5 to follow soon.
Malaysian firm Maxrubber Industries Sdn Bhd claims to be the fastest-growing manufacturer of tyre retreading materials, and the company has Europe firmly in its sights. Following what it calls an “extensive period of investment” at its manufacturing facility in Klang, some 25 miles southwest of Kuala Lumpur, Maxrubber has announced the start of a “targeted export drive” with a view to “developing a strong presence in the European market.”
Almost 60 ContiLifeCycle partners around the world, including 30 in the USA and Canada, currently retread tyres using ContiTread treads. Demand for these pre-cure treads is growing in North America. For this reason, Continental is raising production this year at its February 2018-inaugurated tread plant in Mount Vernon, USA by 300 per cent compared to 2018 levels. A second shift was added in March to facilitate this.
The ContiTread range of pre-cure commercial vehicle tyre treads has been expanded by a number of new products, including the first ‘third-generation’ treads to be made available for pre-cure retreaders. Continental refers to the enlarged ContiTread range as a “comprehensive portfolio” that caters to a variety of segments and commercial vehicle classes.
Kraiburg Austria has updated its pattern programme to include the K701 “winter specialist” and the results are now available. The 2015/2016 issue is laid out in the usual way in that the patterns are listed in ascending number order. The division into groups depending on applications does not feature in the print version but customers who are interested in this version can still download it from the Internet.
Marangoni S.p.A. has started production of precured tread rubber at Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in response to Brazil’s growing demand for retreads. The purpose designed, 14,000-sq.-ft. plant cost Marangoni around 13 million Euro to build and equip. Initial employment will be 60, but this should rise to 140 over time, Marangoni said. The company expects the new venture to generate sales of 6.1million Euro in the first full year of operation, rising up to 25.6 million Euro within four years.