London – Marangoni SpA is in talks with Dmack about a proposal that would see the UK sports tire company produce racing tires at its site in Rovereto, Italy, according to Federico Sannicolò, PR & communication specialist at Marangoni.
Speaking to ERJ on 22 Nov, the company official declined to comment further on the Dmack proposal, but said it was part of a wider Marangoni plan to create “a rubber technological hub and create new synergies with other partners.”
Such partnerships, he said, could cover many aspects of tire production as well as other new initiatives related to tires, using Marangoni’s expertise in the industry.
“We’re looking at opportunities for growth with other parties who can offer and benefit from industrial synergies and new business models based on the application of the sharing economy to manufacturing,” said Sannicolò.
Retreading will continue to be a core activity for Marangoni, Sannicolò went on to emphasise.
“A bulk of what we do here is retreading for truck and off-the-road tires, and this will remain like that,” the spokesman said.
DMACK made its entry to the motor sport in 2011, mainly producing tires in partnership with China’s Shandong Yongtai Chemical Group, which went into administration in July.
The company also manufactures a small amount of tires in the UK, at Cooper Tire’s factory in Melksham, Wiltshire, which is also set to be phased out.