RIGDON Investments on Track


Six months after the signing of a technology agreement between German retreader RIGDON and TRM, the first two pieces of retreading equipment have been submitted for acceptance testing at TRM’s plant in Ala, Northern Italy.

RIGDON Invests in TRM

According to TRM, the tests performed on the brand new Eagle Truck 3000 buffing machines significantly exceeded the performance parameters set according to RIGDON’s expectations and project targets. In the meantime the machines have been installed in RIGDON’s retreading plant in Günzburg and have achieved a time of just above three minutes for a full automatic bead-to-bead buffing cycle, which is considered to be an exceptional achievement for buffing a standard truck casing with remaining tread. The two companies’ Managing Directors, Günther Ihle of RIGDON and Alessandro Villa from TRM professed themselves to be satisfied with the successful commissioning of the two machines.

The next step, according to TRM, will be the installation of a new a mould-cure building machine, which is also expected to achieve significant performance improvements.

RIGDON GmbH, based in Günzburg in Bavaria, produces a wide range of retreaded tyres ranging from passenger car and truck tyres to large OTR tyres of up to 3 metres in diameter, as well as technical rubber products and tyre storage systems.

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.

Email: david.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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