ITRS Opens Representation in Chile

ITRS in Chile

Canadian tyre repair specialists ITRS have announced the establishment of a permanent representation in Chile and the possible development of a Chilean subsidiary to be added to their Latin American roster; Jonathon Orellana is to lead the Chilean and surrounding countries’ market development as ITRS’s new technical advisor.

New Technical Advisor Appointed

”After meetings with key players in the Chilean mining industry this past winter, we decided that to best meet our customers’ needs we needed local and permanent representation” said Gilles Wauthy, president of ITRS regarding the new position. “Jonathon came to us highly recommended by the Bailac Group, where he worked for 12 years as a tyre repair technician, repairing tyres all over Latin American from Mexico to the Chilean Patagonia, and he has seen at first hand the economic and overall benefits of tyre repair. If all goes well, we should be opening up a subsidiary in Chile by end of this year,” he added.

ITRS, headquartered in Terrebonne Quebec, has developed in the past 13 years to become a world leader in cable replacement technology as well as a prominent supplier of tyre repair products and training certifications in tyre repair from truck to OTR tyres for the mining, agricultural and industrial sectors.

ITRS has been expanding into the Latin Markets since 2012 and now has agencies in Mexico and Ecuador as well as a subsidiary in Costa Rica. With the addition of the Chilean operation, ITRS is now able to cover distribution to the whole of Latin America.

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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