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2021 was the best year in Lukatec's history, according to the Brazilian equipment manufacturer. In the company’s third consecutive year of growth above double-digit percentages, Lukatec grew 25.9% last year, while in 2019 and 2020 respectively growth of 16% and 15.2% over the previous year was achieved.

KRAIBURG Austria has reported pleasing growth during 2021 including a 13% increase in turnover to 75.5 million Euro.

Ivybridge-based Bandulc is offering further insight into its production of retread tyres as part of its 50th anniversary.

Romanian tyre retreader Radburg has strengthened its international presence by commencing a direct marketing strategy in Central Europe and embarking on several programmes aimed at improving operational effectiveness, Alina Loghin, Social Media Specialist of Radburg, said.


As part of their expansion drive into India’s Northern states, Elgi Rubber has added one more franchisee to its expanding network recently. The latest addition, Global Tyres, based at Dehradun (Capital of Uttarakhand), switched to Elgi from Indag at the start of the year.

It has been reported that Pneu Laurent, the Michelin owned retreader based in Avallon France, is to invest 4 million Euros during 2022 with a view to modernising the plant and replacing certain machines.

Gurugram (Haryana) based retreader Adarsh Tyres & Tread has announced that it has shifted its base to Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) in order to serve the transport sector in the region.

PRE-Q GALGO Corporation has announced that Texarkana, TX based retreader Heintschel Truck Tire Center has joined the PRE-Q GALGO family of independent retreaders.

Vaculug, with its A rating following its Conformity of Production Audit, is the UK’s first independent tyre retreader to achieve this rating as a result of no major nor minor nonconformities and no recommendations or opportunities for improvement.

At a digital press conference, Koelnmesse, the organiser of The Tire Cologne, and the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association (BRV), the event’s conceptual sponsor, have confirmed that The Tire Cologne 2022 has been given the green light to take place in Cologne between 24-26th May.

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