The materials handling industry has evolved significantly in recent years. Larger forklift models are using more specialized attachments to increase carry capabilities. These material movers now carry heavier loads in tighter spaces while moving faster. Add to this increased travel distance and less cool-down time between jobs and you can see the increase of intensity and demands on forklift tires.
Camso has acquired US firm Stanley Industrial Tires, which offers tyre service and distribution in Texas and Louisiana. The business has locations in Dallas, Waco, and Gladewater, Texas and one in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Camso will showcase its latest severe-duty tire and rubber track solutions at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Formerly known as Camoplast and Solideal, this will be the first time the company attends the show under its new identity – Camso, the Road Free Company.
MAGOG, Québec (Feb. 8, 2017) — Camso Ltd. CEO Pierre Marcouiller is transitioning to a new role as executive chairman of the board, resulting in the promotion of former Continental A.G. executive Thomas Boettcher — hired in April 2016 as chief operating officer — to president and CEO.
In his new position, Mr. Marcouiller will focus on shaping the company’s long-term vision and growth opportunities.
In doing so he will work to ensure a strong future of the business, Camso said, helping to define Camso’s strategic orientations.
As such, Mr. Marcouiller will take part in business reviews and special projects and will be responsible for mergers and acquisitions. He has been CEO for 17 years.
Regarding his new position, Mr. Marcouiller said Camso’s “Road Free” corporate identity “is engrained in all of us. It’s how we think, how we act and work. It’s at the core of the Camso way of doing things.
“I will continue to embrace this amazing culture with all of our employees,” he added, “and work jointly with our new CEO to help create the next chapters of the Camso story.”
As president and CEO, Mr. Boettcher will define and guide the strategy of the company and align this with Camso operational teams, the company said.
“I take on this role with great enthusiasm and confidence, and start with a solid foundation from which we will elevate our offering to the market,” Mr. Boettcher said.
“We will continue providing the best products and services for the unique niche mobility needs of the off-the-road industry.”
Mr. Boettcher — who held executive positions in Continental’s industrial tire business for 18 years — joined the board of Camso’s predecessor company, Camoplast Solideal, in 2012.
The changes take effect April 1.
Magog-based Camso produces and distributes a range of indusrial off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems for the materials-handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries.
Camso is offering a new underground mining tire for load haul dump equipment, the MST 776.
The MST 776 provides superior hard surface durability for machines working in the toughest underground mining applications, Camso said.
“Knowing how uptime is crucial in underground mining, the new Camso MST 776 was engineered to maximize tread life while protecting it from puncture,” said Mike Dembe, Camso’s product management director for North America and Latin America.
Camso launches its usage intensity calculator that facilitates tire selection in forklift applications and helps to reduce operating costs.
“As off-the-road mobility niche specialists, we believe that to ensure the lowest operating cost solution (LOCS) of a forklift, you need to have the right tire for the application you’re running,” says Erick Bellefleur, Product Line Director Material Handling.
Camso has created a web-based usage intensity calculator that assists in the selection of tires for certain forklift applications and to reduce operating costs.
“As off-the-road mobility niche specialists, we believe that to ensure the lowest operating cost solution (LOCS) of a forklift, you need to have the right tire for the application you’re running,” said Erick Bellefleur, product line director material handling.
Off-road tire specialist Camso Ltd. is broadening its portfolio with the launch of two “next-generation” Camso-brand skid-steer tires and three “resilient” Solideal-brand forklift tires.
Camso claims the new bias-ply skid-steer tires — SKS 753 for mixed and hard surfaces and SKS 532 for soft soil surfaces — are designed with features that increase tire performance and overall durability.
“We believe productivity and profitability can be maximized when you choose the right tire for your application,” said Mike Dembe, product management director, North America and Latin America – Construction.