Fire at KRAIBURG Austria has Only Minor Impact


A technical defect caused a fire in the curing department at KRAIBURG Austria last night at the company’s Geretsberg site in Upper Austria.

Curing Department Affected

The extent of the damage was limited to the location of the outbreak thanks to the rapid intervention of the staff and the fire brigade. Fortunately, no one was harmed. At no point was there any danger to residents or the environment.

One of two presses for the produc­tion of pre-cured treads was affected by the fire, and as a result the company says in this area there may be delays in delivery for some products. In these cases KRAIBURG it will actively inform the customers concerned about possibly shifting delivery dates. The entire pro­duct range outside of the vulcanised tread range is not affected and continues to be available without restrictions and according to plan.

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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