Sweden’s Trelleborg Group is implementing organisational changes with the aim of improving profitability and focusing the company on selected segments. It says the intention is to “continue to develop and strengthen already well-performing and well-positioned business areas that have sizeable global businesses.” This will involve reducing the number of business areas from five to three, Trelleborg Wheel Systems is one of the three businesses under this structure.
White is the new black for Massey Ferguson and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The tyre maker has kitted out Massey Ferguson’s MF Next Concept tractor with a special version of its Trelleborg TM1000 Progressive Traction. These concept tyres were manufactured using a white compound that contains absolutely no carbon. The TM1000 tyres are mounted on advanced extra light rims integrated with CTIS+ Inside, the central tyre inflation pressure system Trelleborg has co-developed with Dana.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems and Dana Incorporated have jointly developed a revolutionary Central Tire Inflation (CTIS) system for the agricultural machinery industry. The concept of the new CTIS system will be displayed at Agritechnica 2019 next month. Named CTIS+ Inside, the full OEM integrated central pressure control system will enable tractor drivers to inflate or deflate tyre pressures directly from the tractor cabin.
New Holland Agriculture has selected the PneuTrac from Trelleborg Wheel Systems as a fitment for its new T4 tractor range. The tyres can be specified for New Holland T4 N/F/LP models in sizes VF480/65R28 and VF280/70R18.
The partnership between Trelleborg Wheel Systems and Giants Software continues for a fifth year with the two firms teaming up in the new Farming Simulator 19 game. Trelleborg has also decided to field an official team in the 2019/20 Farming Simulator League competition.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems has introduced its newest tyre range and systems to enhance productivity in critical OTR applications. The manufacturer’s EMR, Earthmover Radial Series, was displayed at BAUMA in two sizes: 29.5R25 EMR 1030 and 17.5R25 EMR 1025. The range is designed to perform and to enhance productivity in construction applications, increasing both damage protection and durability. Its multi-surface tread design provides control and perfect grip on sand, rock, gravel or soil. It joined the multipurpose bias tyre, the MPX TB construction pneumatic designed for telehandler and compact loader applications in the most demanding environments.
A full reengineering of steam generation equipment at the Trelleborg Wheel Systems plant in Sri Lanka will improve the facility’s environmental footprint as well as its production efficiency. Trelleborg is installing a new biomass boiler at the production site in Makola, near Colombo; it reports that work on this “major investment” has already begun, and the new process will be fully operational from June 2019.
Three new Trelleborg industrial tyre compounds were shown at last week’s ProMat 2019 show in the USA. Trelleborg Wheel Systems says all are designed to provide users with increased productivity, safety, sustainability and value. The compounds are: ProTEX, an electrically-conducting, non-marking compound; ProHD – a heavy duty compound for increasing load capacity; and Heat Shield – a flame-retardant super premium compound.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems has acquired Provana Solutions srl and Provana Quality Center srl. Provana Solutions specializes in the distribution and service of tyres and complete wheels to tractor dealers and farmers in Italy. Provana Quality Center provides testing of various tyre solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of agricultural machinery. The acquisitions will enable the development of the business area’s service concept for agricultural tyres in Europe.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced a price increase of three to five per cent on its product range. The price increase will be effective from the first quarter of 2019, and will be applied globally to all brands in the Trelleborg Wheel Systems product portfolio. The manufacturer said the price increase has been driven by inflation and rising energy and labour costs.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems is investing in a two-wheel tyre factory in India. According to the company, the investment forms part of Trelleborg’s strategy to “strengthen its positions in attractive market segments”. Currently Trelleborg’s mostly makes two-wheel tyres in Europe. Products include tyres for selected niches, such as enduro and motocross, as well as scooters,
mopeds and motorcycles.
A new app from Trelleborg will be introduced at the EIMA show in Bologna next month. The Trelleborg TLC Plus app is a sensor-based check-up system that measures the potential difference in tyre pressure between the optimum pressure and actual inflation pressure and relays this information wireless to the farmer’s mobile device or computer.
Commenting on Trelleborg Wheel Systems’ presence at The Tire Cologne next week, managing director (Germany) Rolf Christmann says the trade fair will “give Trelleborg a unique opportunity to display all of its solutions and to present products and innovation from all the tyre segments in which we operate.” The company intends to display its range at the show and will entice visitors to its stand (Hall 6, Stand D20) with professional BMX performances.