Two Nordic Retreaders Add Marangoni OTR Retreads to their Range

Marangoni OTR retreads in operation

Marangoni is expanding its operation in the Nordic Countries further strengthening the relationships with two of the major retreaders in the region: Lujakumi Oy and Gummiservice Rade AS.

Expansion for Marangoni in Scandinavia

The two experienced tyre retread companies are using the latest and most modern technology provided by RINGTREAD System for one and three years, respectively.

Recently, a distribution agreement relating to Marangoni OTR retreads was signed with the two companies. Based on that, both firms are now starting to sell earthmover and industrial handling retreads manufactured in Rovereto, Italy.

Lujakumi Oy is a growing tyre retreader whose headquarters and production plant are in Pori, on Finland’s west coast. The company was founded in 1954 and was originally offering a hot cure retread process. They switched to the precure process in 1968 and, since 2017, they have been using Marangoni’s leading-edge technology. The conversion took place after a challenging year and RINGTREAD products were considered to be the perfect answer to the demanding needs of local transport companies.

Gummiservice was established in southern Norway in 1967 but began TBR tyres retreading operations in 1986, becoming over the years the main precure retreader in the region. In 2015, the company integrated Marangoni’s RINGTREAD in their product range. Recently, the company has been acquired by Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland to grant continuity because the ownership decided to sell the company.

Both companies are focused on implementing tyre solutions based on premium retreading, using only quality casings from the most reliable new tyre brands to produce TBR retreads with exceptional performance and reliability. An important part of their business is selling directly to transportation fleets, thanks also to their own network of outlets. Lujakumi Oy are members of the Point S network and operate three tyre shops, strategically located in the region. Gummiservice, on the other hand, owns four outlets based in all the major Norwegian cities.

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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