Rosava reports that its modernisation programme is continuing despite the coronavirus crisis. The Ukraine-based tyre maker shares that six containers with a new VMI Exxium tyre builder arrived at its plant today. This will allow it to extend its portfolio with increased production of 15- to 20-inch dimensions.
Ukranian tyre maker Rosava has temporarily stopped production at both its production sites as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. It intends to halt production until 24 April. The company says shipments of products will continue from its warehouses as orders are received.
Rosava shares its pride in being the first tyre maker in the CIS region to develop and offer a passenger car tyre for 20-inch rim diameters. This CIS first it the Premiorri Solanzo S Plus in size 235/55 R20.
Tyre maker Rosava comments that “any Ukrainian manufacturer would consider supplying his products to the USA market a significant achievement.” For this reason, it is proud to announce that its products have begun to gain traction in that market.
New production machinery within the Rosava factory in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine has equipped the plant to make larger tyre sizes, and the first 19-inch car tyres to be manufactured there have now come to market. The first 19-inch fitment available is the Premiorri Solazo S Plus summer tyre in size 245/40 R19.
The tyre testing laboratory operated by Rosava has been accredited according to DSTU ISO/IEC 17025: 2006 (ISO/IEC 17025: 2005) by the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine. The accreditation was granted on 6 August and is valid through to 2023.
Despite a company restructuring that includes the closing down of the private joint-stock company (PJSC) Rosava, the Rosava factory in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine is currently gearing up to begin production of 19-inch tyres following the installation of new plant equipment.
Rosava reports selling 3.9 million tyres last year, a 45 per cent year-on-year increase on 2015. The Ukrainian tyre maker says the greatest rate of growth was witnessed in the agricultural tyre segment, where sales were up 57.6 per cent compared with 2015. Car tyre sales rose 47.3 per cent year-on-year, while sales of light commercial vehicle and truck tyres increased by 25 per cent and 17 per cent respectively.
Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina JSC reports that its sales in neighbouring Ukraine rose 57.9 per cent year-on-year in 2016. Between 1 January and 21 December the company sold some 1,017,000 tyres in Ukraine, a significant increase on the 644,000 pieces sold in 2015 and around nine times more than the 110,000 tyres sold in 2010; Belshina attributes this growth in part to the opening of new regional warehouses throughout the country.
Investments in modernisation and new equipment will enable PJSC Rosava to extend its passenger car tyre portfolio up to 22-inch fitments. Following its purchase of machinery for the production of 17-inch rim diameter tyres earlier this year, he Ukrainian tyre maker shares that it has acquired equipment from Germany’s Harburg Freudenberger that facilitates this jump to even larger sizes.
An old Eastern European adage implores those seeking year-round mobility to “repair your cart in December; in July your sledge remember,” and Ukrainian tyre maker Rosava has taken this call for forward planning to heart during these summer months. With memories of the winter tyre shortage experienced in its home market in 2015-16 still fresh, the company has decided to commence its annual winter tyre production at an earlier date than in past years. The manufacture of Rosava’s winter ranges, including the Premiori ViaMaggiore, Snowguard and WQ, began last month at the company’s plant in Belaya Tserkov.
South Korean tyre industry machinery manufacturer Saehwa IMC is supplying PJSC Rosava the equipment needed to begin the production of 17-inch passenger car tyres. The Ukrainian tyre maker says it is currently working to modernise its production and has invested in the equipment and tooling needed for the manufacture of this rim diameter size.
Recession, sanctions plus the plummeting oil price has had a devastating impact on the outlook for trailer demand in Russia. A year ago Clear International’s analysis suggested 24,000 trailers were wiped from the forecast published in March 2015. Six months ago a further 8,000 trailers were removed from the prognosis. In the current forecast yet another 4,000 trailers have been removed from the Russian outlook.
Ukraine-based tyre maker PJSC Rosava reports that half the tyres produced at its Bila Tserkva facility are now exported to other markets, and says exports to certain key markets have markedly increased during the past year. Exports to the Middle East have risen 400 per cent since January 2015, while tyre shipments to Europe increased 100 per cent during that period. Deliveries to OEM customers have grown 44 per cent since January, the tyre maker added.
The instability in Ukraine plus the plummeting oil price has had a devastating impact on the outlook for trailer demand in Russia, according to new research published by Clear. Nearly 24,000 trailers were wiped from the last forecast for the 2015 – 2019 period in the report issued in March 2015. In the latest forecast a further 8,000 trailers have been removed from the forecast for Russia and the Ukraine.