Rema Tip Top has introduced a new hand-held digital tyre inflator that the company believes is one of the most accurate and easiest to use tyre inflation devices in the marketplace. Augmented by its streamlined aluminium handle and simple lever pressure control, the device gives the operator complete control during the inflation process. Additionally the clear digital display makes reading the measurement a piece of cake – no more eye strain then trying to line up the needle against small digits.
Rema Tip Top has introduced the new Tip-Top Quad Set. According to the company the new equipment can be easily retrofitted on all tyre changers with a clamping table and suitable for all Butler Tyre Changers the TIP TOP Quad Set provides a handy workshop companion for effortlessly changing Quad bike or mini motorbike tyres. In fact the kit will service all pneumatic tyres from 4 to 10 inches, providing a potential extra stream of income.
Rema Tip Top UK is introducing several new developments in its range of tyre changing and wheel balancing machines. Hot on the heels of a completely revamped wheel balancing machine portfolio, Rema Tip Top has several new additions on the tyre changing scene. Notably these changes are specific to the traditional 800 series machines where previous models, including the Promont 800, 801, 819 and 819+, have now been superseded by four new pieces of equipment. This not only broadens the capability of the new models, but the buying/selection process is less complex, and everyone will benefit from the new performance features and engineering packed into the new Promont 815, 820, 822 and 826.
Rema Tip Top has officially launched its new-look consumables and equipment catalogue, ‘Everything for Tyres and Wheels’. As the name indicates, the new catalogue is the most comprehensive ever with eight product sections, containing over 2,000 quality products. It is packed with useful features and information, providing detailed product descriptions, clear product images/diagrams, technical specifications and up to date charts and recommendations.
Ram-Rod Manufacturing Ltd has launched its new ‘Trakta’ bead breaker, designed for agricultural, earthmover and small plant applications, it is Ram-rod’s fourth product, all of which answer specific problems associated with tyre and wheel handling. At the same time the company also announced it is looking for companies to distribute its products across Europe.
Last year’s inaugural IQPC international congress on Intelligent Tire Technology has proved what today’s hot tyre industry topics are. Extended mobility concepts and tyre pressure monitoring systems promise to increase safety tremendously. But customers’ acceptance and satisfaction highly depends on adequate aftermarket supply. Other challenges for the tyre industry constitute the trend towards the intelligent tyres as well as the European Commission’s intention to ban highly aromatic oils as an ingredient of tyre rubber. Top-level speakers from leading OEMs, tyre manufacturers, suppliers and research centres such as Fiat, Michelin, Siemens VDO, Beru, Nira Dynamics, TSS International, Rema Tip Top and IKA, BMW and many more have confirmed that they will report about their first-hand experiences and results. The next congress will run from the 20 – 22 September 2006. Further information is available from www.iqpc.de/de-2526.
(Akron/Tire Review) Kevin Sapp of Rema Tip Top/North America was elected chairman of the Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers’ Group (TRMG) during its recent annual meeting in Las Vegas. Jeff Young of Patch Rubber was elected vice chairman, Phil Boarts of Oliver Rubber Co. was elected secretary, and Thad Perdue of Robbins LLC was elected treasurer. All will serve a one-year term.
The Retread Manufacturers Association has appointed Patrick O’Connell, of Bandvulc as the Association’s chairman, effective from 8 June. He succeeds Gary Oliver of C-Tyres, who has stepped down after two years in office.
One of the highlights of the Aftermarket show, from a tyre point of view, was the Model Tyre Retailer display. Set up in the form of a Yokohama Advan Dealership, the exhibit was designed to be a demonstration of best practice. Each hour, on the hour, tyre technicians gave 30 minute presentations showcasing market leading products and services.
Speaking at the opening of the Model Tyre Dealer display, NTDA national chairman, Martin Rowlands commented: “The exhibit offers an insight into the type of equipment and services that modern, forward looking tyre shops are beginning to use. The pace of development for both tyres and vehicles has accelerated at a frightening speed over the last decade and there is now a need for better diagnostic equipment, better technical knowledge and above all premises that are clean, efficient and inviting! Customers have become better informed and more demanding, but also more receptive to service quality,”
The exhibit featured tyres produced by Yokohama, Pro-Align wheel alignment systems, REMA Tip Top Machinery and CP Designs tools. The organisational forces behind the stand were show organisers Haymarket Exhibitions and alignment specialist Pro-Align.
Terry Brooks of Rema Tip Top UK Ltd has announced that he will step down as managing director. Mr Brooks will remain on the board of the UK company and, as of 1 September 2004, will assume a new multi functional strategic development role within the group.
Supporting a newly re-modelled global group structure, he will spearhead a number of projects that will focus upon key business growth opportunities.
Although Mr Brooks is nearing 60, he relishes this new challenge in the knowledge that he will not only continue to interact with his former colleagues, but new ones too.
The company says that until further notice Terry can still be contacted via Rema Tip Top in Leeds. New contact details will be announced shortly.