Tag: retreading

Maggioni leaves Marangoni following strategic review

Maggioni leaves Marangoni following strategic review

8th August 2018 |

After less than two years in the job, Dino Maggioni has chosen to step down as chief executive officer of Marangoni S.p.A. and also leave all other positions he held within the group. According to a statement issued by the company, Maggioni’s departure follows a review of the “strategical directions that were assigned to Mr Dino Maggioni in the autumn of 2016.”

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Zenises makes “capital commitments” to Vacu-Lug following acquisition of tyre retreader

Zenises makes “capital commitments” to Vacu-Lug following acquisition of tyre retreader

31st July 2018 |

As part of the transaction that saw Zenises group purchase Vacu-Lug, Zenises Group has confirmed that it has also made “several large capital commitments in equipment and technology to ensure that Vacu-Lug becomes, over time, the most advanced independent retreader in Europe”.

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Zenises buys Vacu-Lug

Zenises buys Vacu-Lug

31st July 2018 |

Zenises has bought Grantham-based Vacu-Lug. The acquisition means Vacu-Lug remains the only significantly sized independent retreader in the UK. With an annual truck tyre retread capacity of 120,000, Zenises representatives described the firm as the largest independent retreader in Europe.

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“My product can do even more”

“My product can do even more”

12th July 2018 |

Many retreaders face an uphill battle just to maintain their position in European retreading markets. For those that do, a key factor in their success is – as we’ve previously commented in these pages – possession of a stable customer base. Yet loyalty is only earned through unflagging effort; maintaining close relations with customers is important, as is product quality and price in comparison with new tyres and the competition’s retreads. A fine example of how this works on a small, regional scale can be seen at W.H.H. Reifenerneuerung, a Hamburg, Germany-based retreader that’s been in the business for almost 40 years.

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The increasing connection between new tyres, retreads and technology

The increasing connection between new tyres, retreads and technology

10th July 2018 |

When news of Chinese truck tyre import tariffs breaking around us, Tyres & Accessories wanted to gauge the response of a leading premium tyremaker and retreader. With Goodyear having been amongst the few to officially comment on the matter since the announcement of tariffs at the start of May, we asked Gregory Boucharlat, director Fleet and Retread Commercial EU to bring us to speed on this as well as wider ongoing retreading trends.

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Bridgestone lifts Bulldog production, invests in UK retreading as duties drive demand

Bridgestone lifts Bulldog production, invests in UK retreading as duties drive demand

10th July 2018 |

It’s now more than two months since the European Union applied anti-dumping duties on a range of truck and bus tyres manufactured in China, and during this time Bridgestone has observed a “strong uplift in demand” within the UK retreading industry. With the market “showing signs of a significant upturn in fortunes,” the company behind the Bandag retreading brand believes a “continued investment in its range of products is beginning to reap dividends.”

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New-tyre/retread combination wins Ashcourt over to Continental tyres

New-tyre/retread combination wins Ashcourt over to Continental tyres

3rd July 2018 |

Almost two years has passed since Continental Tyres bought Britain’s largest independent retreader Bandvulc tyres. While the integration has gone smoothly by all accounts, the shape of the market has changed significantly. First, we have to acknowledge that the acquisition has put both Continental’s new and retreaded products in a much stronger position than before. For example, the decision to offer Uniroyal through Bandvulc gave the retreader’s strong fleet business better access to Continental group new products, while at the same time significantly increasing Conti’s domestic retreading capabilities.

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Tariffs support retread revival bid

Tariffs support retread revival bid

2nd July 2018 |

The rise of low-cost Chinese truck tyre imports in Europe has been well documented in the pages of various issues of our ongoing series of Retreading Special supplements. The resultant risks affecting the industry have led to pan-European awareness-raising and lobbying efforts at a European level. This in turn resulted in a European Commission (EC) investigating and on the impact of Chinese truck tyre imports on European retread sales, which began late last year. Then product registration began in February 2018. The latest news marks something of a victory for retreaders in their bid to revive the business as now we know that tariffs of between 52.85 euros and 82.17 euros per tyre are being applied to all truck and bus radials imported into Europe from China.

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Cima Impianti: “The market is in turmoil”

Cima Impianti: “The market is in turmoil”

28th June 2018 |

For Cima Impianti, last year ended with as many challenges as it began. “The market is in turmoil,” comments the Italian supplier of equipment for the retreading industry. Anti-dumping duties against imports of truck and bus tyres from China have been discussed and – at least on a preliminary basis – levied for a six-month period; a new regulation covering the 3PMSF symbol and its use on new and retreaded tyres has also come into force.

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TRM targeting South America

TRM targeting South America

25th June 2018 |

TRM, the Tyre Retreading Machinery division of Marangoni, is aiming to grow its business in South America, specifically the Brazilian market, the company said.

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Directa Plus collaboration: graphene to boost Marangoni retreading performance

Directa Plus collaboration: graphene to boost Marangoni retreading performance

23rd April 2018 |

The performance of Marangoni retreading products is expected to benefit from a new strategic collaboration between Marangoni and Directa Plus plc, a leading producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets. Under the terms of the agreement, both Marangoni and Directa plus will work together to develop a bespoke version of the Directa’s Graphene Plus (G+) for use in Marangoni truck and bus tyre retreading compounds.

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Retread Instead promotes pro-tariff lobbying actions

17th April 2018 |

Retread Instead, a US coalition of retread industry supporters, is requesting industry members extend their letter writing campaign that supports imposing tariffs, antidumping duties and countervailing duties on Chinese truck and bus tyres that are imported into the US.

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Vipal Rubber showing new treads, tyre monitoring platform at The Tire Cologne

Vipal Rubber showing new treads, tyre monitoring platform at The Tire Cologne

17th April 2018 |

During the four days of The Tire Cologne, Vipal rubber will introduce two new treads. These are the VM729 and VDE2. The retread manufacturer comments with pride that both treads have very recently been granted 3PMSF ‘snowflake symbol’ certification.

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Marangoni deploys new compound system in Rovereto

Marangoni deploys new compound system in Rovereto

12th March 2018 |

A new compounding system will be installed at Marangoni’s plant in Rovereto, Italy. The retreading company says it is continually investing in technologies to meet the demand for improved compounds for the evolving tyre market, including advances for dosing, handling, management and checking of raw materials.

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European retreading market loses further ground to imports

10th March 2018 |

A quarter of all truck tyres currently sold in Europe are imported, and as the manufacturers of these products don’t operate production facilities within the region, the tyres aren’t reported in Europool. The extreme nervousness these truck tyre imports are causing some corners of the market can be seen in the European Commission’s anti-dumping proceedings against bus and truck tyres originating in China, which began last summer. Usually the free trade-specialised EU favours other technical or qualitative restrictions to entry into the European market, such as the EU tyre label or other standards, yet as figures from the ETRMA frighteningly illustrate, such measures have no effect on the pressure placed upon European retreading by cheap Far Eastern tyres.

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