TRM and Leader Rubber Company Strengthen Their Partnership

The African continent is one of fastest growing markets in the retreading business for TRM, with important technological investments being carried out in the market, and more than fifty TRM machines running in the factories of the region’s top retreaders.

The visit of Leadertread’s CEO, Brett Sproson, in TRM’s Italian headquarters was the occasion to make an assessment of the running activities and inspect the buffers ready to be delivered to the African market.

Beside traditional retreading machines like buffers and building machines, the Black Swan, TRM's proprietary strip winding technology for cushion gum application, is confirmed by TRM as the company’s the top seller due to its high quality, flexibility at the mix and low manpower skill requirement.

"The forecast of sales show us double digit growth for these machines," said Alessandro Villa, Managing Director of TRM.

"We are moving from a reseller activity to being a full service provider with complete management of spare parts and a preventive maintenance package for our customers," declared Sproson.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & 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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