ERJ staff report (LMH)
Burton-upon-Trent, UK - Pirelli Tyres Ltd and Vacu-Lug have renewed the contract that enables the Lincolnshire-based retread tyre manufacturer to continue as sole producer of the Pirelli Novateck range in hot and cold cure processes in the UK.
The relationship between the two manufacturers dates back to April 2007 when a production agreement between the companies dictated that Vacu-Lug take over the machinery and moulds from Pirelli's own production facility in Burton-upon-Trent.
By combining the existing Pirelli technology and Vacu-Lug's 60 years of experience in the retread market, Pirelli was able to secure continued investment into the product line, meaning it could continue offering its retread range alongside its new truck products.
Chris Evans, director of truck at Pirelli, and Tim Hercock, managing director at Vacu-Lug, both see the future as a joint journey and fully expect to go from strength to strength.
"We have benefited from our relationship with Vacu-Lug during the last three years and look forward to pushing further in both new truck and retread tyres in the UK,â€ commented Evans. â€œOur working relationship with Vaculug is effectively an open door, meaning we work together daily, not only on bringing Novateck Retreads to market but also exploring commercial opportunities".
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Press release from Pirelli