Apollo Tyres has appointed Guido Boerkamp director of its Off-Highway Tyres (OHT) division. Boerkamp joined the company (then known as Vredestein) in 1995 as a product specialist for agricultural and industrial tyres. He subsequently worked as product manager, business development manager and head of product group, before leading Apollo Tyres’ European OHT R&D division. Boerkamp succeeds Ruud Nijland who is retiring after over a decade at the company in this position.
Apollo Vredestein is supplying Vredestein brand agricultural tyres to John Deere’s Mannheim, Germany plant, allowing buyers of the tractor-maker’s 6R and 6M series to choose Vredestein Traxion tyres as original equipment.
Vredestein will exhibit its latest Traxion tractor tyres on the French market at The Paris International Agribusiness Show (SIMA). The tyre manufacturer said it would showcase its new Traxion 65/70 for compact tractors along with the latest sizes in its Traxion Optimall VF range for large tractors. “It starts with the unique curvature of the tread cleats,” says Ruud Nijland, divisional head sales for agricultural and industrial tyres Europe at Apollo Vredestein.
Apollo Vredestein has added a new tyre to its Vredestein Traxion range. The Traxion 65/70 makes the most of proven Traxion technology to meet the specific requirements of standard and articulated compact tractors such as those frequently used in vineyards, orchards and for municipal services. Apollo Vredestein anticipates that the compact Traxion 65/70 will “set new standards” in traction, stability and wear resistance.