CANANEA, Mexico — Kal Tire has opened an OTR tire retread plant in Cananea to supply a number of the open-pit copper mines located in northwest Mexico.
Tire manufacturers are constantly exploring ways to make the retread process more cost effective while increasing productivity. Many retread tire manufacturers still cite long-standing quality and safety misconceptions as the retread industry’s biggest hurdle, but recent advancements in manufacturing technology are helping tire dealers and fleet managers understand the benefits of retreads, specifically in the commercial trucking sector.
Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland has turned 100. A special ‘family day’ was held on September 21, organised by Marangoni at its Henstedt-Ulzburg facility to celebrate the important milestone with all the employees and their families. The event was also attended by Vittorio Marangoni, President and CEO of the Marangoni group, and Matthias Leppert, Managing Director of Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland. Both gave a speech in front of around 250 people.
AKRON — Myers Industries Inc. has acquired the assets of Tuffy Manufacturing Industries Inc., a Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based warehouse distributor of tire repair equipment and supplies. The deal helps strengthen Myers’ Distribution Segment’s position in the growing commercial auto and truck fleet market.
Vipal Rubber, one of the world’s top manufacturers of tyre retreading products, has participated in the ProfiAuto Show 2019 (8-9 June in Katowice, Poland) in partnership with exclusive Polish distributor, Arko-Gum. The partnership between the companies, vital in ensuring Vipal provides the most relevant solutions for the Polish market, has been in effect for nine years.
MILAN, Tenn. — Love’s Travel Stops is planning to set up a tire retread and distribution facility in Milan, in western Tennessee, pending approval of state and local incentives.
It’s almost eight months since the European Commission made its final decision regarding anti-dumping duties on new and retreaded truck and bus tyres manufactured in China, and Vipal Rubber is celebrating what it considers an “upturn in the tyre retreading market in Europe.”
BOLOGNA, Italy — Marangoni Group’s Tyre Retreading Machinery unit is reporting signs of a pick-up in the retreading business “after several years of uncertainty.”
Continental recently announced that it has increased production at its pre-cured tread manufacturing plant in Mount Vernon to meet high retread demand.
Due to its high-tech manufacturing process and retread sales growth, the plant has equipped itself to meet an expected 300 percent increase in production this year. To support the additional volume requirements, Continental hired a second shift of production employees in March.
In North America Vipal has launched a new tread – the VM540. Suitable for both paved and unpaved roads, the VM540 is designed for retreading of trailer and drive axle tires and is also useable in off-road and regional applications. It offers high adhesion on different types of surfaces.