Grupo Soledad and KRAIBURG Austria Announce Collaboration Agreement

Kraiburg and Insa

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.

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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