ERJ staff report (DS)
London - Triangle Tyre Company, one of China's largest tyre producers, is the latest company to join Europe's Imported Tyre Manufacturers' Association (ITMA).
Triangle was formed in 1976 and now produces more than 20 million tyres per year for car, truck, industrial and off-highway applications. The company's manufacturing operations are ISO-9001, ISO-14001, QS9000 and ISO16949 certified. Its tyres are selected as original equipment by several vehicle and equipment manufacturers.
ITMA is fast becoming an influential tyre manufacturer association, now representing some 16 companies, including six that have joined within the last 18 months, emphasising the growing weight of regulations. Indeed, China's five largest tyre makers (in terms of turnover*) are now all members of ITMA.
Support for overseas tyre manufacturers is becoming increasingly important as non-EU sourced tyres are now reported to account for more than half of all UK replacement tyre sales and around a third across Europe as a whole. Over 300 brands of tyres are on sale in European markets sourced from more than 45 countries around the world.
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