Conti adding tread rubber capacity at US plant

Mount Vernon, Illinois – Continental Tire the Americas is adding capacity for precured tread rubber at its tire plant in Mount Vernon, allowing it to cut delivery times to its ContiLifeCycle retread customers in the US.

Up to now, Conti has supplied its licensed retread partners from a plant in Morelia, Mexico, where capacity was expanded in 2015 to meet growing demand for the company’s retreads.

Conti did not disclose the scale of the capacity being installed nor its investment in the production line, which is expected…

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