Retreading

Part 7 of the Commercial Tyre Business retreading feature put a spotlight on the UK National Fleet Account Manager for the Prometeon Tyre Group, Wayne Bell. Wayne revealed to Commercial Tyre Business his views on whether retreading is benefiting from new tyre imports, if retread tyres should receive tyre labelling in the future and how independent retread manufacturers can survive in an increasingly competitive industry.

In our latest retreading feature, Commercial Tyre Business spoke to Tony Stapleton, Head of Fleet Sales at the Continental Tyre Group about how the mindsets of fleet managers are starting to change in the industry, the synergies between Continental and Bandvulc and what customers need to do to ensure they maximise the potential to retread their casings.

For the fifth part of our Retreading feature, we look to how West Midlands Paul McGowan grab hire firm continue to reap rewards with long-standing UK retreader Bandvulc and its Grimaster BDY3.

Bridgestone has played a major role in the UK retreading sector for many years. Apart from the Bandag network of pre-cured retreaders located across the country, there is also Bridgestone’s wholly owned retread plant, Bulldog Remoulds, based in Bourne in Lincolnshire.

In our latest instalment of our retreading special for Commercial Tyre Business, Michelin’s UK & ROI Retread Manager, Azeem Khan spoke to us about how fleets in the UK are putting a bigger and bigger emphasis on retreads, how the market is competing against the continued threat of Asian imports and the place for independent retreaders in the UK market.

 

Part 2 of the Commercial Tyre Business retreading feature takes a look at the growing influence of Bridgestone’s retreading solutions and the key role it is playing in Bridgestone becoming a ‘mobility solutions provider’.

 

The latest feature for Commercial Tyre Business takes us into the world of retreading and is one which the first protagonist has a lengthy history with. Besides delivering premium ranges of passenger, truck and agricultural tyres, Nokian Tyres has a long and rich history in creating tyre retreading accessories and materials

Following a year of investment and growth, Grantham based retreader Vaculug has announced the launch of a new dealer network strategy aimed at leveraging the company’s relationships with its dealers by delivering product and marketing support in a locally focused approach to assist retail partners to develop sales opportunities.

Vipal has extended its 12-year partnership with Vaculug by adding Vipal livery to two trucks within the Grantham, UK-based retreader’s fleet.

Pneuhage, the Karlsruhe, Germany based tyre dealer and retreader, has announced that it has manufactured its millionth retread since the company’s plant first opened in 1988.

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