First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Caption: from left to right: Dennis Sladek, sales manager, OTR Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland; Frans Steenbeek, director, Kargro; Kees-Jan Riemersma, sales director Banden Plan Europa - Kargro; Matthias Leppert, managing director, Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland; Christian Asmuth, sales director, Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland
Off the road (OTR) tyre retread provider Marangoni Retreading Systems has signed an exclusivity agreement for Belgium-based Tyre Plan Europe to use Marangoni's RINGTREAD premium tyre retreading technology in the Benelux region.
Tyre Plan Europe, part of the Dutch Kargro Group, is one of the major players in the region specialised in the precure process for tyres.
Tyre Plan’s plant based in Kalmthout (near Antwerp) manufactures around 16,000 precure retreads per year. Tyre Plan also operates a hotcure retreading plant in Montfoort, Netherlands which has been supplied with compounds by Marangoni for many years.
Marangoni Retreading Systems says that for the past few weeks it has been providing its new partner with the equipment and support required to quickly become operational in the use of the RINGTREAD System.
Jenny Nouws, internal sales and administration manager at Tyre Plan Europe, said: “RINGTREAD was the main reason why we choose Marangoni. In fact, due to the precured tread circular shape and the absence of the usual splice, retreaded tyres made using this technology are different from any others in the market.”
A further upgrade of the retreading plant’s capabilities is scheduled for September with the installation of a RingBuilder 3003, an automated Ring-application machine that enables tyres to be swiftly made ready for curing.
Ko van der Heijden, director at Tyre Plan Europe, commented: “We see working with Marangoni as an opportunity for the growth of our business that will offer our customers the best in retreading, thanks to high-quality products made with state-of-the-art RINGTREAD technology.”
Marangoni Retreading Systems is a division of the Marangoni Group, an Italy-based developer and distributor of materials and technologies for the cold retreading of truck and bus tyres.