Ralf Benack, Head of Fleet Solutions for Continental EMEA Stars in Latest Retreadcast

Episode 26 of The Retreadcast is one of our favourite's as we had the opportunity to speak to one of the leading lights in the tyre sector in Continental.

Continental Appear on the Retreadcast

Users far outside the tyre industry will have no trouble recognising the Continental name, so we were delighted to speak to Ralf Benack, Head of Fleet Solutions EMEA for Continental on the manufacturer's approach to retreading and how they see it as a key pillar in their overall fleet offering.

We also react to the latest news regarding the anti-dumping investigation by the European Union and have news regarding the Recircle Awards and Tyrexpo Asia Retreading Conference.


00:00 Subscribe to Retreading Business

00:43 Introduction to Episode #26: Ralf Benack Talks Continental's Retreading Strategy

02:48 Interview with Ralf Benack, Head of Fleet Solutions EMEA of Continental - Part 1

03:16 Sustainability: What changes are Continental seeing in the importance that fleets attach to sustainability when it comes to retreading and what factors are driving these trends?

04:55 How does retreading help the total cost of ownership and support Continental's Lowest Overall Driving Cost (LODC) approach

09:04 Benack comments on the image of retreading with fleet managers and Continental's promotion of retreading

11:52 David Wilson, Publisher of Retreading Business details the retreading conference and Recircle Awards launch due to take place at Tyrexpo Asia

14:57 David summaries the latest results published by the European Commission on the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy action

19:51 Interview with Ralf Benack, Head of Fleet Solutions EMEA of Continental - Part 2

20:00 Ralf discusses the current situation in relation to Chinese truck tyres

22:20 Are Continental seeing a change in attitude in Asia towards retreading?

23:00 How do Continental explain the benefits of both mold cure and pre-cure retreads to their fleet customers?

25:59 Ralf discusses the potential for van retreading in Europe

28:36 Conclusion to Episode #26: Ralf Benack Talks Continental's Retreading Strategy


About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for Retreading Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Commercial Tyre Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richard.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

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