London - Sentury Tire has selected Color Service of Italy and Pelmar Engineering Ltd to jointly supply an automated weighing & dosing system for its plant in Qingdau, China.
The Qingdau delivery is “a fully automatic delivery and feeding system to the mixer itself, from the weighing and dosing platform, without any intermediate storing,” said Jacob Peled, executive chairman of Pelmar.
The order “is for us a great achievement, because the competition was with three Chinese companies,” the Israel-based company boss added.
Negotiations are also under way regarding the delivery of a second system for Sentury Tire’s planned tire facility in the US, according to Peled.
Pelmar is also hopeful of gaining an order for the Chinese tire maker’s new Bangkok plant – replacing an existing system that the company is unhappy with.
With an annual production of 12 million semi-steel radial tires, the recently started Thai plant is said by the tire-maker to be “the most advanced tire manufacturing industry 4.0 smart factory in the world.”