The Future of Retreading Conference

Harjeeve Kandhari

During the recent Autopromotec exhibition Retreading Business joined forces with exhibition organisers Promotec srl to host a new conference for the retreading industry focusing on some of the key challenges that the industry can be expected to face in the future.

Presentations and Video Now Available

Entitled “The Future of Retreading” the conference was headed up by keynote speaker Harjeeve Kandhari, the CEO of the Zenises Group, which recently acquired the UK’s largest independent retreader Vacu-Lug. He was backed up by a series of thought-provoking presentations covering subjects from ranging from retreading for the circular economy to the impact of Chinese tyres and from the challenges of marketing the retreading industry to the impact of automation on the equipment sector.

Well attended throughout, the conference elicited much demand for copies of the speakers’ presentations, so we are providing links to all of the presentations below.





Harjeev Kandhari (CEO, Zenises Group)

Keynote Address


Franco D’Amore (Institute for Competitiveness)

Tyre Retreading for the Circular Economy: a new study from AIRP


David Shaw (Tire Industry Research)

The Potential Future Impact of the Chinese Tyre Sector on the Retreading Market


Ivano Garavaglia (GFK)

Sales Trends in the Heavy Duty Tyre Market in Italy and Europe 2017-2018


Sandro Garcia Salmones (Valebridge Media Services)

Marketing the Retreading Industry


Dirk Reurslag (VMI Group)

Equipment Automation in the Retreading Industry


Meanwhile a video taken at the event is available for viewing here:


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.


Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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