Marangoni Partner Increases Presence in Austria

Edler

Marangoni RINGTREAD network member Edler Reifen recently celebrated the opening of a new branch in Vienna, holding a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for around 200 guests at the new location on Schillingstraße in the Austrian capital.

New Outlet for Edler in Vienna

The new site features state-of-the-art equipment and extends over 3,000 square metres, with storage capacity for 1,800 truck tyres and 25,000 passenger tyres. At the entrance, a RINGTREAD stand and a Marangoni roll-up display welcome the customers, highlighting the bond between Edler Reifen and their precured material and retreading technology supplier.

During the inauguration event, the strong relationship between the two companies was further emphasised when the latest Edler Reifen corporate movie, including footage of a Marangoni RingTreader 2500, was shown to the guests. This building machine was installed in the 11,111 square metre plant inaugurated by Edler Reifen at thecend of June 2018, soon after the beginning of the cooperation between the Austrian company and Marangoni. The RINGTREAD System is now used for the largest part of Reifen Edler’s cold truck and bus retreading production, and the volumes continue to increase.

Edler Reifen is a family-run business founded in 1929, and which has been retreading truck tyres since 1961. Robert Edler took over the company management in 2018.

“Since the introduction of RINGTREAD, we’ve been really satisfied with the efficiency and ease of production made possible by Marangoni’s leading-edge cold retreading technology. Most of all, our customers are experiencing a more reliable and top-quality product,” says Edler. “The use of premium retreaded tyres lowers significantly the operating costs of the fleets and also helps to protect the environment,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Christian Asmuth, Sales Manager at Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland, said: “Our globally proven retreading system, combined with Edler Reifen’s experience and customer-oriented service ensures the best quality solution for Austrian transportation fleets. In particular, their customers especially appreciate RINGTREAD patterns such as the BUS400, MIX101 and the Blackline RDR HM3.”

Among others, Edler Reifen proudly serves ÖBB-Postbus, the Austrian Federal Railways sister company and their large fleet with more than 2,200 buses, transporting hundreds of millions of passengers each year. ÖBB makes the most out of RINGTREAD RM+SK, a 3PMSF marked - studdable regional drive pattern developed by Marangoni for the most severe winter conditions.

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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