ZC Rubber Adds Two European Directors

ZC Rubber builds on its European growth with two directors for the OTR and the Agricultural sectors
ZC Appoints Mark Turner (L) and John Ruddy (R) as European directors for Ag and OTR

ZC Rubber has appointed Mr. John Ruddy as European OTR Tyre Sales Director and Mr. Mark Turner as European Agriculture Tyre Sales Director

ZC Rubber Appoints John Ruddy and Mark Turner as European OTR Sales Directors

Ruddy has decades of experience working in the European OTR tyre industry. Ruddy joined ZC Rubber as European OTR Sales Manager in 2019. When asked about his appointment, Ruddy said; “I am very proud to see we have set up a great network cross every corner of Europe market. The one stop supply of premium quality off the road tyres brings great benefits to our European partners.”

Mark Turner has been involved in the agricultural tyre business for more than 25 years. He has served as Vice Chairman of the ETRTO Agricultural Sub-committee, Coordinator of the experimental standards group within the ETRTO Agricultural Sub-committee, and the Farm & Industrial Tyre Representative at the ETRMA. Additionally, he participated actively in both committees, contributing to the process to restructure the Europool categories in 2011 and 2012 as well as framing new standards in the ETRTO categories such as IF CFO and VF NRO.

Turner said; “Tianli started its first radial Agriculture tyre in 2006; they are always an important player in the European Agriculture tyre market. Zhongce Rubber Group acquired Tianli tyres in early 2022. That was very smart decision and will reinforce Tianli’s unique brand awareness in the off highway segment.”

Ge Guorong, the Senior Vice President of Zhongce Rubber Group added; “Zhongce has relocated its OTR factory to Tianjin after the acquisition of the Tianli brand. We are now one of the very few tyre companies that can offer more than 2000 SKUs of off-highway products from one central factory, and we have promised to invest much more in the coming years, aiming to be among the global top 3 players in the off-highway tyre business in future.

“The value to our customers is enormous. In 2022, we reached the historical sales records in off-highway tyre business, and our capacity is still not enough for the increasing demand from partners across the world, especially from our international partners. Our commitment to all of our customers is to provide both local service and global supply through our local team working with local partners.”

ZC Rubber, with a history of more than 60 years, has been ranked as one of the Top 8 in 2022 global tyre companies in terms of sales revenue.

 

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

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