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KRAIBURG Austria has enjoyed a success­ful partnership with the Turkish company Tatko Lastik for over 15 years. The country's largest independent tyre wholesaler distributes approximately three million passenger car tyres and more than 200,000 truck tyres per year, partly through its own sales network, and is therefore considered to be the ideal partner for the Austrian retreading specialist in a retrea­ding market that is characterised, among other things, by a large number of local tread producers and is therefore very competitive.

From 16 to 18 November 2023, Autopromotec is organising a brand new event in Bologna focusing on the energy transition.

During the IAA for Transportation, we had the opportunity to sit down with Goodyear and interview Marc Preedy, Managing Director Truck Replacement Sales Europe and Maciej Szymański, Director of Marketing Commercial Europe and discuss how retreading fits into their overall sustainability and fleet offer, but also the marketing strategies they are taking to dispel those long held myths about the process.

Tamil Nadu based L G Balakrishnan & Bros (LGB) tyre retread subsidiary Super Transport (P) Ltd says it is currently working on a strategy to operate its retread plants to their maximum capacity.

In our recent analysis of Continental’s van tyre offer, Ralf Benack, Head of Fleet Solutions EMEA for Continental spoke glowingly about the potential that could lie ahead for retreading in the last mile delivery sector of the commercial mobility market despite a number of key challenges. 

Bridgestone Americas has announced an investment of USD 60 million to expand its Bridgestone Bandag, LLC manufacturing plant in Abilene, Texas.

According to a current study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT), retreaded tyres produce over 60 percent less CO2 emissions than new tyres of comparable quality.

Last November UK retreader Vaculug became the first independent retreader in the world to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

One of the oldest Elgi franchisees, Chennai based Vijay Tyres Pvt Ltd, is considering a new site on the upcoming Surat-Mumbai-Chennai highway corridor.

Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group and global corporate Mitsui & Co. have announced the formation of a joint venture aimed at advancing mining tire recycling solutions for mining regions around the world.

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