Techking Tires is opening its first Techking Service Center (TSC) outside its home market of China this month. This inaugural international TSC is located in Pakistan, one of the largest markets for Techking truck tyres. Techking considers the launch of the TSC in Pakistan a “key breakthrough and milestone” in its global deployment, and the company intends to follow this by establishing some ten TSCs around the world in 2021.
Bridgend’s Tyre Boss has become the UK agent for Techking Tires. The Qingdao, China based tyre manufacturer is a specialist in OTR tyre segments, fitted to heavy machinery in a variety of applications. Its new UK agent has pressed on with ambitious growth and expansion plans in 2020. Its latest development follows the acquisition of two warehouses, a large tyre press and a successful ISO audit so far this year.
OBO Tyres has acquired the exclusive distribution rights for the OTR brand MTP Tyres in the Benelux region. The brand offers new tyres for a wide range of applications, including articulated dump trucks, graders, loaders, cranes, and dump trucks. OBO states that the distribution rights fills a gap in its portfolio of products for its extended home market.
OBO Tyres will present a stand designed to promote tyre retreading at Reifen 2016. The company’s 100sqm stand will be situated in the Gallery area that connects Hall 2 and 4, with OBO Tyres giving its booth a summer look, presenting large tyres in a beach environment. The retreader says its intention is to draw attention “to the most environmentally friendly” method of tyre production.
The 2015 edition of the China International Tire Expo opened on 9 September in Shanghai with around 350 exhibitors – the show’s most ever. The sustained growth represented by these numbers has led to the decision by organiser Reliable International Exhibition Services to transfer CITExpo to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC), built in the centre of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo site. The show also boasts strong continuity, with around 80 per cent of 2014 exhibitors back in 2015, according to Reliable; in past years the organiser has come to expect a similar proportion of its customers booking their space for the following year during CITExpo.
Starting January 2015, Dutch retreader Obo Tyres has entered the new tyre business and is distributing certain Techking tyre lines. This new venture draws upon the company’s half-century of expertise in the retreading segment, and provides customers with a package that covers the full tyre casing life.
The eighth annual “Asian Essen”, Reifen China took place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in the first week of December, with some of the Chinese tyre industry’s major players rubbing shoulders for the last time in 2014. The European side of the Sino-German partnership behind the annual show, Messe Essen stated that it expected the presence of around 120 exhibitors in hall W1 and 15,000 trade visitors. This latter figure, unconfirmed at the time of writing, takes into account the other three-quarters of the twin exhibition; RubberTech China 2014 and the International Exhibition on Rubber & Elastomer, led by the China United Rubber Corporation, comprised around 500 exhibitors across another three halls (W2-4). Messe Essen CEO, Oliver P Kuhrt stressed the importance of the ‘Reifen’ brand’s presence in China, stating in his introduction to the show that it “stands for the success of a fair made in Essen extending across borders”. With about two thirds of the exhibitors at May’s Reifen 2014 visiting Essen from outside Germany, Messe Essen also noted the importance of Reifen China in recruiting Asian participants, whose attention the exhibition organiser has drawn in Shanghai.
Techking made its fifth appearance at Reifen in 2014, with a stand in Hall 3 showing its OTR, TBR and PCR tyre lines. In the OTR segment Techking displayed its Generation II Proadt, Etcrane and Snowking products. The company says that longevity has been the key improvement for its Generation II products; the tyres can now reach 90 per cent of that of a tier one brand tyre, Techking claims, adding up ultimately to a lower total cost of ownership.
Chinese tyre firm Techking has announced it is released an 11R22.5 Super DM tyre designed for mixed road service. According to the company, the groove width has been increased and as a result stones will be much more easily pushed out. Furthermore, broader tread and thicker under-groove rubber have been added in order to ensure the “good performance on rough terrain” as well as prolonging mileage.
Techking Tires has announced the completion of the greenfield factory that it, along with an unnamed partner, erected in China’s Shandong province. The plant is located in the city of Heze and will produce passenger car and light commercial vehicle tyres. Techking says the plant will have an end annual capacity of ten million tyres, an output that will be reached in two phases over a period of five to seven years. The Heze plant began trial operations in November 2012.
Chinese manufacturer Techking has announced that, after stringent testing, Terex Demag Germany has officially approved the Techking 445/95R25 (16.00R25) 174F ETGC tyre size for its all terrain mobile cranes.
Techking is highlighted the fact that its tyres were fitted to Sandvik equipment at the recent Minexpo show in Las Vegas, which ran from 23 – 26 September 2012. According to the company, Techking tires were mounted on the Sandvik original underground truck and were shown on the Sandvik booth at the event’s central hall.
Techking Tires reports the launch of a new mixed service pattern it developed based on input from partners in Australia and Latin America. The TKAM C+, 11R22.5 has been designed for mix road service and uses what Techking calls its ‘Noise Buffer’ design which, as the name suggests, is said to reduce noise. It also features a ‘Stone Shy’ design to prevent stone retention, the tyre maker adds.
Techking has introduced its first tubeless mining tyre. The Chinese manufacturer says it has released a size 12.00R24 mining pattern; advantages it reports over comparable tube-type tyres are higher air retention from the high-grade butyl liner compared with that of an inner tube, less heat generation and better heat release, a lighter overall weight and more convenient mounting and dismounting.