INSA Turbo, the market leader for tyre retreading in Spain, belonging to the Soledad Group, and KRAIBURG Austria have announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement regarding the utilisation of KRAIBURG retreading materials in their plant in Aspe (Alicante).
INSA Turbo to Manufacture RECOM Retreads in Spain
The alliance includes a roadmap, defining the gradual implementation of KRAIBURG technology in both hot and precure retreading processes for truck tyres. These new product lines will coexist with Industrias del Neumático's existing lines and are aimed to enrich the Alicante plant's portfolio.
The tyres retreaded with KRAIBURG materials will be available in Grupo Soledad's widely spread network of tyre centres and workshops for vehicle maintenance and repair operations. The Austrian company's technicians are already working on the optimisation of the plant's production processes, with a view to 2022, when INSA Turbo is expected to become a KRAIBURG-homologated plant for the manufacturing of its RECOM retreaded tyres for the Spanish market.
Joaquín Pérez, director of the Group's industrial division, explained that, with this new cooperation agreement, "the Spanish market will be able to enjoy the full range of KRAIBURG products throughout the country, and our centres will have a wider range of high-quality products to offer our customers greater benefits".
Stefan Mayrhofer, CEO of KRAIBURG Austria underlined that "the new cooperation is of high importance as it allows both our companies to work on joint strategies for the development and distribution of our products and services. For us it opens a broad access to the Spanish market which only a strong partner can provide you”.
INSA Turbo produces more than 50.000 retreaded tyres per year, which adapt to all types of vehicles, with the maximum guarantee and quality, contributing to the recycling and material recovery objectives required by European tyre directives. These tyres are distributed through Grupo Soledad’s network of nearly 1,000 partly owned and franchised outlets in Spain and Portugal.