Bandag Launches Mould Cure Retreads with Bandag Hotread

Bridgestone Retreading

Bridgestone EMIA have announced that they are expanding the Bandag brand into the mould cure sector with the launch of Bandag Hotread.

Bandag Dealers Now with Access to Mould Cure Solution

With the launch of Hotread, Bandag will now offer both pre-cured and mould-cured retread products solutions to its dealer network. The mould-cured retreads will feature the same performance as the Bandag premium pre-cured tread range and will feature a new Bandag sidewall design, ensuring the tyres will have a look-like-new appearance.

David Almazán, Commercial Business Unit Director, North Region at Bridgestone EMIA, said: “Retreads currently represent 30 percent of the total commercial tyre market.  In response to market demand, we are now offering a complete range of retread solutions by adding Bandag Hotread to our European portfolio. With the Bandag Retread full offering, our fleet customers continue to benefit from a personalised, fast and localised solutions delivered to their doorstep through our Franchisee Dealer network which has some 80 locations throughout Europe. The extended life of premium casing is providing greater profitability for fleets while Bandag’s renowned quality products and new tyre appearance further complements our tyre solutions portfolio. Bandag also helps fleets reduce their environmental footprint, by managing the future scarcity of raw materials and ensuring efficient use of key resources.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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