Alexander explains, “This data from our ContiLogger service approach is used to identify data-driven observations and recommendations, which help to tackle significant tyre challenges and possible application improvements aimed at optimising tyre and equipment life and improving operational processes.”
If this wasn’t all enough to content with, Continental have also noticed an increase towards smaller trucks and the increasing importance of the value segment, which Continental are trying to address with a three-brand strategy including the premium Continental brand, which is supported by the tier 2 and 3 brands in the form of General Tire and Barum.
Branded Solid Tyres for General Tire and Barum Due to be Launched
Discussions surrounding General Tire and Barum brought us onto the recent launch of the additional branded tyre offerings for General Tire and Barum for forklift trucks. Alexander summarised how these brands together with Continental’s premium offer create a comprehensive range to meet the different requirements of the sector, but also delivers on the varied industrial applications that tyre manufacturers must face up to when creating industrial tyres.
“The wide range of premium tyres under the Continental brand, the medium intensity portfolio under the General Tire brand and the solid tyres for low intensity under the Barum brand, bundle the ideal tyre solutions for different customer segments under the Continental umbrella,” he said.
Besides, the General Tire and Barum brands, Continental’s solid tyres also have a key role to play in their approach to industrial tyres. They have been designed specifically for tough applications which pose a high risk of damage to the tyre.
Alexander highlighted the types of scenario where their solid tyre range operates with peak performance, “The tyres are ideally suited for airport ground applications, heavy-duty transport, sideloaders and in logistics, and are used on forklifts that must operate reliably and efficiently under high-performance conditions, sometimes around the clock.”
Returning to General Tire and Barum, Alexander offered the news that Continental will shortly be offering branded versions of the solid tyres, which will complement their offerings further. These additional products underline Continental’s intensified efforts in the field of port and container operations, with the manufacturer adding a full range of radial tyres to their existing V.ply tyre portfolio.