Monrovia, California - Shanghai Tyre & Rubber Co. is expanding into larger size radial off-the-road (OTR) tyres and will begin testing them in the field by the early part of October.
Mike Yang, president of China Manufacturers Alliance LLC, Shanghai's wholly owned sales and marketing unit in the US, said initially the new offerings will be in size 35/65R33 and 24.00R25. These will be followed by radial OTR tyres in rim sizes of 49-, 51- and 57-inch sizes to follow by the middle of next year.
The company is building the tyres, which will carry the Double Coin brand name, at its newest radial truck and OTR tyre plant, in Rugao, Jingsu Province, China. Prior to this, the largest size radial OTR tyre the company made was 29.5R25.
â€œGiant OTR radial technology and ability is a strength of the company,â€ Mr. Yang said.
From Tire Business (A Crain publication)