Michelin chief executive Florent Menegaux set out how the partnership approach to the revitalisation of the company’s former Dundee tyre manufacturing site sets a blueprint for the sustainable transformation of industrial areas, in line with the objectives set out for COP26.

The ULTIMATE GREEN XT is GRI’s most environmentally friendly tyre and is part of its materials-handling solid tyre collection.

Vaculug has announced a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030, thereby claiming a position as the first UK retreader to pledge that any greenhouse gases produced by the company will be balanced by the amount removed from the atmosphere.

The final part in Commercial Tyre Business’s latest feature takes a look at leading OTR retreader Kal Tire. Fraser Flint, Manufacturing Manager at Kal Tire’s UK operation gave his views on various facets within the retreading sector from the importance of marketing the role of retreading in the circular economy, to supply chain disruption, to the role of technology in retreading, to the impact of COVID on the demand for retreads in the OTR sector.


In the penultimate part of our retreading feature, Commercial Tyre Business speaks to Simon Axworthy, Commercial Fleet and Retread Manager UK & Ireland, Goodyear Tyres about how Goodyear’s Multiple Life Concept offers viable benefits for commercial and bus fleets and how Goodyear remains a step ahead of the competition.  


The newest instalment of our retreading feature for Commercial Tyre Business took us to the tyre software market, as TyreOps and founder of the company Joe Stapleton discussed TyreOps’s offerings for the sector.


With the RT-3B bead-to-bead retread, drivers will have an all-around performance choice for OTR functions, including underfoot conditions for loaders and graders.

As we reach part 8  in our series on tyre retreading for Commercial Tyre Business, we talked to Jon Cottrell, UK Sales Manager for Truck and Bus Radial tyres at Hankook Tyre UK about how the extension of the company’s Alphatread range will help enhance its retread commitment towards the UK, why tyre manufacturers need to have a well-oiled approach to end users to survive and how independent retailers have a unique niche within the market.

Part 9 of the retreading takes a look at the new Giti GDR691. The product which is a drive axle tyre and which is part of Giti's 'Next Generation' range of tyres and is immediately available in the most prominent specification in the UK market - the 315/70R22.5 size.


Grantham based Vaculug Tyres is the UK’s biggest independent tyre retreading company. Acquired by the Zenises Group in 2018, the company has undergone a transformation in recent years. We recently took the opportunity to talk to Managing Director Jorge Crespo about the challenges currently being faced by the retreading sector and how the company has coped with the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

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