Rovereto, Italy – Marangoni Retreading Systems has announced a new partnership in Benelux with Tyre Plan Europe, part of Kargro Group.
Tyre Plan Europe BVBA was established in 1988, becoming over the years one of the major players in the region specialised in the precure process.
The company was from the beginning a franchisee affiliated to one of the main competitors in the retreading systems industry.
Recently Tyre Plan joined the Ringtread network by signing an exclusivity agreement for the use of the Marangoni’s premium retreading technology in the region.
Tyre Plan’s plant in Kalmthout, near Antwerp, Belgium manufactures about 16.000 precure retreads per year.
The company also runs a hot-cure retreading plant in Montfoort, The Netherlands, which has been supplied with compounds by Marangoni for many years.
In the past few weeks, Marangoni Retreading Systems provided the new partner with the equipment and support required to use the Ringtread system.
“Ringtread was the main reason we choose Marangoni,” said Jenny Nouws, internal sales and administration manager at Tyre Plan Europe.
“Due to the precured tread circular shape and the absence of the usual splice, retreaded tyres made using this technology are different from any others in the market,” added Nouws.
A further upgrade of the retreading plant’s capabilities is scheduled for next September with the installation of a RingBuilder 3003.
The automated machine that enables the cushion gum to be extruded directly on the casing, skive-craters to be filled, the ring to be applied to provide a tire ready for curing.