Retreading

It is here where you will be able to get up to date with the latest retreading news in the commercial tyre and fleet management sector.

The recent installation of an ABC (Automated Build Cell) Robot is claimed to have produced a number of key benefits and efficiencies at Bandvulc’s Ivybridge plant in Devon in the UK.

Over the following two decades this business liaison has progressively evolved and played a significant role in the development of both companies.

Vaculug is celebrating major growth in the off-the-road tyre sector with a new sales manager appointment and several contract wins with key clients in the waste and construction sectors.

Retread policy for drive axles unlocking significant operational and sustainability benefits for TP Niven.

Readers of Retreading Business will be well aware that Michelin has long held a reputation as being a supporter of the retreading process as a key factor in enabling commercial vehicle fleets to optimise the return on their tyre investments. During the recent IAA for Transportation exhibition in Hannover, we were able to talk to Philipp Ostbomk, who is the Vice President Sales, B2B for Michelin Europe North about the company’s current approach to the retreading market.

Last week, Magna Tyres and Vaculug celebrated their 15-year partnership with the latter becoming the manufacturer’s official distributor for their industrial and earthmover tyres in the United Kingdom.

 

During the IAA for Transportation, we had the opportunity to sit down with Goodyear and interview Marc Preedy, Managing Director Truck Replacement Sales Europe and Maciej Szymański, Director of Marketing Commercial Europe and discuss how retreading fits into their overall sustainability and fleet offer, but also the marketing strategies they are taking to dispel those long held myths about the process.

In our recent analysis of Continental’s van tyre offer, Ralf Benack, Head of Fleet Solutions EMEA for Continental spoke glowingly about the potential that could lie ahead for retreading in the last mile delivery sector of the commercial mobility market despite a number of key challenges.

Last November UK retreader Vaculug became the first independent retreader in the world to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

The tyre industry Sustainable Development Goal Roadmap was launched in May 2021 to give a targeted set of goals for the wider tyre industry.

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