Established in 2020, AZuR is a German-based innovation network for end-of-life tyre recycling with a membership list that includes retreading and recycling firms, academia and state agencies. After receiving financial support from Germany’s government for the first ten months of its existence, AZuR has been self-funded under the patronage of the German Rubber Manufacturers Association (wdk) since June 2021. The network recently began a major study into the ecological and economic aspects of retreading, and reported yesterday that the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) has committed to support this work.
Although not all the big names in the OTR tyre sector were present this year at Bauma, Bridgestone said it was “only natural” for it as a major supplier to be there. The Japanese manufacturer’s tyre activities were represented at the construction and mining segments trade fair by a new crane tyre range, new sizes and original equipment fitments, and Bridgestone also placed a particular focus upon its ‘Total Tyre Care’ concept. This now includes a recently-commenced partnership with German retreading specialist, Rösler Tyre Innovators.
Marangoni has appointed a new area manager for earthmover tyres. As of 1 December, Dennis Sladek, previously head of sales and marketing at Rösler Tyre Innovators, has taken on responsibility for specific earthmover tyre projects and various markets within the region where the retreading and tyre specialist is present.
Accella Tyre Fill Systems GmbH, the subsidiary of US company Accella Performance Materials formed prior to the August 2014 acquisition of Rösler Tyre Innovators’ “Zeus” tyre fill business (and known as Zeus Tyre Fill Systems GmbH immediately after the acquisition), has announced it will begin producing the Arnco portfolio at the former Rösler facility in Dortmund, Germany. Accella states that the start of Arnco production at the Dortmund site is a “significant milestone” for the company.
On 2 September, US-based polyurethane, plastisol and recycled rubber product manufacturer Accella Performance Materials Inc. (known before May 2014 as Dash Multi-Corp) announced its acquisition of Rösler Tyre Innovators’ “Zeus” tyre fill business for an undisclosed sum. Zeus has become a subsidiary of Accella Polyurethane Systems will operate as Zeus Tyrefill Systems GmbH. Speaking with Tyres & Accessories, Paul Rösler Jr, joint managing director of Rösler Tyre Innovators, provides some further details of the deal and explains why the company decided to exit the tyre fill production business.
German OTR tyre specialist Rösler has launched its Intread TPMS system. The system is the first OTR TPMS system with the ability to measure the tread depth and the belt temperature. Rösler exhibited the system at Reifen 2014.
Rösler Tyre Innovators GmbH & Co. KG is inviting visitors to its new website www.roesler-tyres.com The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality thoughout, allowing customers to access detailed product information and videos, with the option to place orders online.
Not many companies operating in the OTR tyre business either locally or further afield are very happy at the moment. While the manufacturers of new tyres in particular must contend with substantial losses and respond to the weak market with discounts, retreaders – as is often the case – occasionally benefit from the situation. The global mining sector has especially suffered as a result of sinking raw material prices, a phenomenon that in turn has directly influenced the production of and consequently the demand for tyres; in contrast, the construction sector has lately shown signs of stability in Europe. Nevertheless, it is important for companies within this market segment to adapt to conditions. With this in mind, in recent months Rösler Tyre Innovators has made several important decisions.