ERJ staff report (TB)
Fort Mill, South Carolina - Continental Tire the Americas' ContiLifeCycle retreading system has begun to take shape in North America two years after Conti launched the concept, reports our sister publication Tire Business.
Three licensees in the US were disclosed recently, and the company's first system adoptee in Canada will be announced imminently.
The signing of G&G Tire in Plattsburgh, NY, Bergey's Tire in Sellersville, Pa, and Rovince International Corp. in Compton, Calif., brings to four the number of LifeCycle licensees in the US, along with Conti's own plant in Phoenix.
These five plants - the first licensee announced was King Tire Service Inc. Tire of Bluefield, WVa. - offer a combined annual capacity of more than 250,000 units, according to figures released by Conti.
Conti launched the LifeCycle concept in March 2011, pledging to build a network of retreaders in the US and Canada to help develop a line of proprietary ContiTread precured retreads, produced at a plant in Morelia, Mexico.
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