Episode 28 of the Retreadcast saw us record live on location at the Marina Bay Sands and Expo Centre in Singapore during TyreXpo Asia with Chris Bloor from Giti Tire.
Retreadcast Goes Travelling to Singapore
Chris Bloor, Executive Director, International Sales & Marketing at Giti Tire spoke to us prior to giving his presentation in the trade fair's Retreading Conference. His presentation was titled "Global and Regional Dynamics in the Retreading Sector".
In the interview, Chris delves into the details of his presentation as well as explaining how retreaders need to have an aligned strategy with new tyre manufacturers and explores the possibility of the retreading community lobbying for regulations that potentially impede the sale of truck tyres that aren't retreadable amongst other topics.
00:00 Introduction to Episode #28: Giti Tire Talks Retreads
01:03 Interview with Chris Bloor, Executive Director, International Sales & Marketing at Giti Tire
01:25 Chris speaks about how although global macro-economic factors favour retreading, the industry still faces significant challenges
04:20 What are the reasons for the declining percentage of retreads as replacement tyre sales?
05:17 Chris explains the importance of retreaders having an aligned strategy with a new tyre manufacturer
06:43 Bloor discusses the possibility of the retreading community coming together to lobby for regulations that impedes the sale of truck tyres that aren't retreadable
09:30 Giti Tire's investment in their retreading programme and how are they working with retreaders around the world
12:45 Chris Bloor gives his vision for the future of retreading for new tyre manufacturers and retreaders
14:17 Conclusion to Episode #28: Giti Tire Talks Retreads