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Dunlop’s Schramm confirmed as a keynote speaker for Tyrexpo Africa’10 conference A leading figure from the African tyre industry has agreed to speak at next year’s Tyrexpo Africa conference in Johannesburg. Georg Schramm, head of marketing and sales for Dunlop Tyres International, will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural event next March. Mr Schramm is responsible for all marketing and sales for the brand in South Africa as well as Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland. He will provide an expert insight into tyre manufacturing in the African market. He will be joined at the conference by Dr Etienne Human, chief executive officer of SATRP, the South Africa Tyre Recycling Program. Dr Human will outline the work and remit of the not-for-profit organisation that was established to tackle the waste tyre problem in South Africa and support a sustainable waste tyre producer industry. Members of the body include Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop and Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli, Maxiprest and Trentyre. “We are delighted with the support we’ve received from the industry in putting together the conference program,” said ECI managing director Paul Farrant. “In Georg Schramm we have a senior figure from one of the country’s major tyre manufacturers, while Dr Human will provide an update on how the industry is responding to the challenge of dealing with the scrap tyre issue that affects all producers and distributors.” Further speakers for the one-day conference that will run on the middle day of the exhibition (5h March’10) will be announced in the coming months. By the beginning of September, floor space for Tyrexpo Africa 2010 was more than 65% occupied and on track to meet targets set by the organisers. There is a current balance of 40% national to 60% international companies exhibiting, with strong representation from China, India, south east Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the US. Commenting on recent developments, Paul Farrant, said: “It’s clear from the response we’ve had from exhibitors that tyre businesses are taking a very positive approach to 2010, expecting that the worst of the economic squeeze will have passed. Despite the slow down, Southern Africa remains an attractive place to do business for international buyers and sellers.” ECI has also confirmed that visitors and delegates can now use their online pre-registration service at to guarantee fast and hassle-free entry to the show. Exhibition hours have been structured to include late night opening on Friday until 8.00pm, allowing conference delegates and visitors to attend after business hours. The last day of the exhibition will be a Saturday, offering further incentive for those unable to attend during the working week.



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Balkrishna Industries Ltd (BKT), a leading manufacturer of “Off Highway Tyres” from India, has 3 manufacturing plants with a production capacity in excess of 130,000 MT per annum. BKT invests 3-5% of its annual turnover in R&D to maintain high quality standards, an important element for achieving consistent high growth in business volumes. As a result, today, BKT offers an exhaustive range comprising over 1800 SKU’s. BKT product range includes tyres for Agriculture, Industrial, Earthmover, Construction, Lawn & Garden and ATV applications. BKT’s “AGRIMAX” branded Radial Tractor tyres have been widely accepted as a high quality product and being proudly fitted on world class OEM’s. BKT has launched “EARTHMAX” branded “All Steel OTR Radial” tyres and became First Indian Company to produce “OTR Radial” tyres. BKT has grown its business significantly in African market in recent years and an ambitious marketing plan has been drawn up to accelerator this growth. BKT products are sold in over 110 countries through its dedicated distributors. Kindly log on to to understand more about BKT.

Stamford lauches Falken brand in Africa Stamford Tyres is an established exhibitor at Tyrexpo Africa having supported the show since being launched in 2004. Singapore based Stamford Tyres will once again be using the show in March 2010 to further endorse the group’s growing presence in the South African tyre and wheel market. Since launching Stamford Tyres (Africa) Pty Limited in 2000 (which is wholly owned by the Stamford Tyres Corporation), the group’s activities throughout the Africa continent has steadily progressed and they currently operate three branch offices and warehouses in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. At the same time Stamford Tyres (Africa) is currently in the process of expanding its distribution network and will shortly be opening a further warehouse in a strategic location in the country. At Tyrexpo Africa 2010, Stamford Tyres (Africa) will be presenting their usual colourful and attractive stand that will emphasize a full distribution service throughout South Africa incorporating the PCR, TBR, OTR, ORR, AG, and Industrial sectors. They will be launching a new range of Falken tyres in Africa in both car/high performance and truck tyres. Stamford Tyres (Africa) has been dedicating Sumo Firenza and Sumo Tire of TBR, LTR, OTR-radial in South Africa since 2000. Recently it added Stamford Sport Wheels (SSW) high performance alloy wheels. The latest design from SSW will be launched during the show as well. As such, visitors to the stand will also be able to view Sumo Firenza brand in car/high performance, light commercial and truck, Sumo tire market sectors and SSW latest design on alloy wheels.

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Treadsdirect – Products Tried and Tested the world over We at Treadsdirect are committed to understanding your needs as a retreader and providing the appropriate solutions through a comprehensive range of products and services such as supply of equipments, raw materials, service and technology support. Very few in the industry offer such a complete range of services. This commitment has made us what we are today - 800 customers in 60 countries, 7 manufacturing facilities in five countries producing over 25 million kilograms of retreading materials through modern manufacturing facilities backed by state of the art laboratories for research and testing of metals and polymers. A wide range of application specific tread rubber covers most usage conditions, with the compound used in each design tailored to suit the terrain. Whether your requirement is for a complete retreading system or just a need for raw material, we have the most appropriate solution.

Tyrecor is the distributor of quality imported brands with a National distribution network. Alliance is amongst one of the brands being represented and distributed by Tyrecor which will be showcased at the 2010 Tyrexpo Africa. Alliance aims to become a major player in the Agricultural and OTR segments of the South African market through its association with Tyrecor. Alliance & Tyrecor are gearing towards rapid growth in South Africa. In resent years Infinity has been introduced to the South African public, Tyrecor plans to expand its current product offering in the Infinity range. The Infinity range of products are designed to cover a diverse market sector from passenger, commercial, OTR and Industrial. Please be sure to visit us at Tyrexpo Africa 2010.

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN TYRE DISTRIBUTORS based in South Africa, are exclusive importers and distributors of a wide range of PCR, UHP, SUV, 4x4, LDV, WSW, LTR, and TBR tyres, in the following Brands :




Our range, which includes OE sizes for new PCR, SUV and LDV vehicles, is very competitively priced. We deliver anywhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. All enquiries are welcome. Please visit our stand No D02 at the Tyrexpo Exhibition, in the Sandton Exhibition Centre, from 4th - 6th March, 2010

WAREHOUSE : Bellville South, Cape Town, South Africa WEBSITE :

Eastup Tire Industrial Co., Ltd

Eastup Tire Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading company which specializes in manufacturing off-the-road (OTR) tires, truck radial tires and passenger car tires. Established in 1999, the Company has more than 2000 staff and facilities covering an area of 333,500 square meters with total assets amounting to USD16 million. The output of OTR tires comes to 80,000 sets annually; and the output of giant tires reaches 8,000 pieces. Boasting high technology and advanced equipment, the Company’s products are exported to more than 70 countries and regions around the world, such as Europe, America, Australia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea, and have won the Company a good reputation for high quality products and a considerate service. Additionally, the Company was one of the first manufacturers in China to attain ISO9001, CCC, DOT, ECE, SONCAP certifications. "Quality is our life, credit is our soul" is the Company policy. Welcoming friends from all over the world for cooperation, the Company appreciates long-term business relationships and good cooperation with its customers.

Ningbo Junda Auto Parts Industry Co., Ltd. was founded in 1996, and moved to a new plant located in Beilun science & technology zone in 2003. The new plant covers an area of 11,000 square meters, including 8,000 square meters of construction area. The company enjoys convenient transportation and an excellent location. The company belongs to Ningbo Junda Import & Export Co., Ltd., and specializes in manufacturing various tire valves and accessories, which are suitable for passenger cars, bus, trucks and off road vehicles.

Over the past several years, Star Tyre group shanghai co.,ltd. (Star Tyre) has clearly established itself as one of the fastest-growing companies in the worldwide wholesale distribution of rubber tyres. Star Tyre's extensive inventory of over twenty-three different popular brands of Chinese tyres has obviously set itself apart from the competition. Star Tyre has strategically aligned itself with those of the leading tyre manufacturers in China. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest advantages. Having already established its own distribution warehouses located separately at Qingdao, Shanghai, Dalian and Tianjin, Star Tyre successfully accumulates a wide range of products at stock in its various premises situated near major international trade seaports. This gives Star Tyre the opportunity to provide faster and more effective delivery to its clientele in any world destination via sea. One other important point to mention is that Star Tyre's ability to buy products in volume gives Star Tyre a price advantage over the competition, therefore allowing Star Tyre to pass on a better buying price to its customer. For those seeking a regular supplier of tyre, optimum price/quality ratio, and perfect service, please give contact Star Tyre which means a better choice of product for your customer and a better choice of business partner for you!

NITROGEN IN TYRES “Nitrogen is the ultimate tyre inflation gas. From the biggest OTR tyre, all commercial aircraft, F1 and other racing cars, to the average passenger tyre, inflating with Nitrogen will significantly reduce your tyre costs. This improvement in tyre life, performance and safety is supported by independent tests, and savings among our customers are in excess of 20%. How? Nitrogen eliminates the oxidation (rust / aging) of both the tyre and the rim. It is also the slowest permeating gas through a tyre, so your tyre will remain at the correct pressure at least 4 times longer than an air inflated tyre. Nitrogen is also inert – it cannot retain heat, and cannot catch fire or explode. Therefore, it is the most stable and safest possible gas to inflate your tyres with – especially in applications that demand the most out of your tyres. With Nitrogen, you will have a tyre that runs at the correct pressure and temperature. Nitrogen A safer, longer lasting tyre.

L-Guard Int'l Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a medium-sized private enterprise involved in research, manufacturing and trading. The Company’s main products are tires, rubber tracks and wheels. The L-Guard site covers an area of more than 20,000 square meters and the Company has introduced qualified raw materials and developed technology. Additionally, the Company produces over 300 kinds of sizes in six series of tires for solid, industry, OTR, agriculture, skid steer, bicycle and motorcycle (including tire and tube). L-Guard wishes to cooperate and establish long-term relationships with clients from different countries and regions.

Tandem Tyres is the sole-agent of Techking, Hilo, Amberstone and all other off-take brands from the Xingyuan factory (China), for the SADC region. The range consists of no less than 20 patterns, 60 models and more in R&D, making this the widest range of OTR radial tyres coming out of a single factory in China. The Techking brand is approved for fitment by Bell Equipment, Moxy, Atlas Copco, Vogele, Jungby Maskin and Sandvik. The range covers high-speed mobile cranes, front-end loaders, articulated dump trucks, rigid dump trucks, underground mining and shuttle trucks, graders, multi-purpose vehicles, mining trucks, forklifts, back-hoe loaders, lhd. LATEST NEWS: Giant OTR radial tyres now available: 27.00R49 33.00R51 Tandem Tyres supplies tyres throughout Southern Africa and is now making significant inroads in Africa. Tandem Tyres will be investing more time and personnel in after-sales service work relating to tyre surveys, scrapping, TKPH studies, site severity studies, etc. Our focus and aim is to be the No 1 OTR tyre solution and service provider.

REMA TIP TOP Automotive, now a wholly owned subsidiary of REMA TIP TOP Germany, is on a charge in the South African market. “The company is particularly strong in the areas of earthmoving tyre and OTR tyre (giant mining tyre) repair,” says Gavin Coetzer, General Manager of REMA TIP TOP Automotive South Africa. For many years, REMA TIP TOP, has been a world leader in the manufacture and supply of tyre repair material and equipment. In fact, REMA TIP TOP, can be considered as a pioneer in the field of vulcanised patch design, development and manufacture, dating back to their first efforts in 1935. The company has since developed their product line to include tyre and tube repair, special repair products and tools, special equipment for tyre handling and regrooving, vulcanising machines and accessories and chemical products such as specialised mounting pastes. The main focus of the Automotive Business Unit at the moment, is education, training and awareness as the tyre repairs are conducted through a dedicated partner programme. These certified and audited repairers are all independently owned and are highly skilled in their field. For more information, please visit our website:

Established in June 2008, Jiangsu Sinorgchem Technology Co., Ltd. is a joint venture with the American investment group Carlyle. The Company is the world’s largest professional rubber antioxidant 6PPD, IPPD and RT Base production enterprise. Currently the operation centre is located in Shanghai and has production, R&D and other branches across several provinces in China and also several subsidiaries in Europe and the United States. The Company employs over 1,700 people, including more than 200 professionally technical staff.

CHEMVULC MARKETING, Leading distributors of quality tyre repair products and equipment. Chemvulc continues to improve service and quality to offer the best value for customers. Chemvulc is currently in the final stages of its ISO9000 certification and has been developing new products as well as revising its current product range for improved performance and quality. Products will be SABS tested and approved for quality and performance - part of our commitment to making a world-class product. Exciting new products are due for launch towards the end of this year. Chemvulc has been innovative in developing products that are specially designed for unique applications within the tyre industry. Chemvulc will be exhibiting the full range of products offered, including OTR hot repair systems, as well as demonstrating our latest products. Look out for the latest product launches, including specials on products for tyres and retreading.

Longreen Industrial Co., Ltd is a rubber products manufacturer consisting mainly of a scientific research team, production base and sales department. The Company specializes in different types of air springs, various kinds of inner tubes (truck, bus, car, agricultural, motorcycle, bicycle and wheelbarrow inner tubes etc. ), motorcycle tires and so on. The Company’s business philosophy of “quality first, customer first” has guided the Company to achieving its vision of serving society with superior quality and carrying out their mission of earning respect for and trust in their company and products. They have believed this for years and continue to do so. As the company is growing to a comprehensive entity, they sincerely invite indivuduals and enterprises both from domestic and overseas to cooperate with them for a better future.

PUYANG WILLING CHEMICALS CO LTD is focusing on the production for high quality rubber chemicals. The Company is the most important manufacturer for TBzTD, TiBTD, TMTM, TETD, DPTT, DTDM, TMTD, ZBEC, ZDEC, ZDBC, ZDMC, ZMBT, PX, CDD, NDBC, ETU, DETU, CA, DBTU, MZ, MBT, MBTS, CBS, NOBS, MDB etc. The Company’s Annual Production Ability is 20000MT and a range of 40 different kinds of products for the customer to choose from; the Company has ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS18001 Approval and their own I&E Rights; 60% of the Company’s products are mainly exporting to Japan, Europe and American;

Their strong advantages are as following: 1: Top and stable quality and best QA system; 2: Highest concern for green environment protection with good systems for waste water, waste gas and waste solid, these systems guarantee persistent supply ability in the future; 3: Professional and young management team guaranteeing the best service; 4: WILLING PHILOSOPHY: Sincerity, Honesty and Justice;

Rajmahaal Tyre Equipments manufactures high quality tyre retreading equipment to cater for all categories of the retreading sector. The Company proudly maintains European standards for all their equipment. Rajmahaal offers business partnerships with clients providing equipment installation, production and marketing along with a management team. Rajmahaal invites investors/retreaders who are looking for an experienced company to run the show. Additional, Rajmahaal assures return on investment, to be within few couple of years. Moreover the highlight of Rajmahaal equipment is that the cost per tyre is lower than when retreaded by equipment belonging to any other manufacturer. Rjamahaal provides for retreading industry equipment, raw materials, training, business solutions, management and partnership.

LIANYUNGANG ALLEN IRON STEEL CO.,LTD is one of the largest steel wheel manufacturers in Jiangsu province, China and has handled this range of products for more than 10 years. The Company has passed the ISO9001-2000 certificate. Presently, the Company can make all kinds of light truck, heavy truck, workmachinery trucks and forklift wheels. Rims range from 8”-25” and the Company’s products have been exported to Hong Kong and Taiwan, and further afield to Italy, France, Poland, Egypt, Korea, UAE and other South East and Middle Eastern countries and regions. The Company now cooperates with DOOSAN, LIUGONG, XUGONG and many forklift manufacturers very well.

Shandong Fenglun Tyres Co., Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers specialising in bias and radial off-the-road (OTR) tires and truck radial tires (TBR). Fenglun is the 1st OTR tire manufacturer producing 45' tires , 2nd producing 57' tyres in China. The output of OTR tires comes to 80,000 sets annually; and the output of giant tires reaches 8,000 pieces. FENGLUN tires have covered all over the world, such as Europe, America, Australia, Africa, Southeast Asia ,etc.. FENGLUN’s advantages is as follows: 1. FENGLUN tire's construction includes both radial and bias with selection of standard, cut-resistant and heat-resistant compounds. 2. FENGLULN produces all sizes of OTR tires according to use conditions and users' requirements. 3. FENGLUN OTR tires have a long work-life up to 6000 hours which varies with differing equipment, environmental conditions at the job site, tire care and maintenance. 4. FENGLUN has capacity of delivering tires by container within 7-25 workdays for most sizes. Long-term and large orders can be delivered on a weekly or monthly basis.

ROAD AHEAD has been providing insightful content to business decision-makersand procurers within the transport sector for the past ten years and has developed a loyal readership in that time. ROAD AHEAD strives to highlight the issues, opportunities, challenges and solutionsthat affect these readers directly. The publication also examines the ever-changing technological environment facing decision-makers in this expanding dynamic industry. Informative, unbiased and independent journalism is the hallmark of our magazine and as such ROAD AHEAD provides advertisers with an unparalleled vehicle through which to communicate with decision-makers in this key sector.

SAILUN Co. Ltd was established in 2002 and is located in the Qingdao Economic and Technical Development Zone. The Company is the first tyre manufacturer to integrate production, research and demonstration techniques while developing new products. The Company also strives to become the premier model for technical training for our staff in China. The company covers an area of about 400,000m2 with funding from the Governmental Administration of College and Universities and further investment from several well known enterprises and experts from the field of tire industry. It is also supported by many related colleges and universities. As the 1st domestic information tire manufacturer, SUNLUN is a perfect combination of modern management, techniques, process, equipments, materials, industrialized demonstration of new products, together with R&D and professional-training. SUNLUN is now emerging as a rising star in the tire industry in China.

Established in 2004, Shandong Wanda BOTO Tyre Co., Ltd. is a large scale enterprise focusing on development, production and sales of all steel truck and bus radial tires and radial OTR within the China tire industry. With a very strong technical R&D team focusing on the development of new tire products, the Company has over 2000 employees and 300 million US dollar fixed assets. Shandong Wanda BOTO Tyre Co., Ltd has imported many world advanced production and test equipment from Germany, America, Japan and Holland etc. The company has formed an annual production capacity of 1.5 million units of all steel truck and bus radial tires and 30,000 units of radial OTR. The company has successfully passed through certificates of ISO9001 quality management system, China national C.C.C. and DOT, ECE, G..C.C Imetro and etc. Due to an excellent quality and performance of tires. the company’s BOTO brand tires is very popular in the country and is currently exported to over 90 countries and regions across the world. Shandong Wanda BOTO Tyre Co., Ltd sincerely welcomes friends from home and abroad for export business discussion

Jiangyin Changxin Industrial Co., Ltd specializes in tyre valve valve cores and rubber base valve motorcycle tyre valves, bicycle tyre valves, special valves and thousand of tons of copper bars. The products are exported across the world. The company has become one of largest South East Asian manufacturers of tyre valves and valve cores with over one hundred technicians. The Company has the most advanced and automatic production equipment and testing devices The company not only has ISO9001: 2O00 system certification but also Product Quality Certification and Product Safety Certification.


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SONNY TYRES is a young but fast developing brand that has been consistent with one objective: to provide safe, economical and comfortable tyres for all drivers around the world. In order to improve its products’ global competitiveness, SONNY TYRES has built a 800,000m2 large-scale manufacturing base with a 20,000m2 R&D centre in Guangdong province. Its main products are PCR, SUV, 4X4 & LTR. With its continual and consistent development of manufacturing capability, the Company has passed 3C, DOT, ECE, S-MARKING, GCC, INMETRO, SONCAP and SASO certification etc. Since the first shipment to Europe in 2007, SONNY TYRES has successfully helped drivers to overcome the problem of driving in bad weather and complicated rough road conditions in more than 40 countries. The enterprise has been certified by TS/16949 and ISO 9001 systems.

Having a history for more than 20 years in optical metrology, Steinbichler Optotechnik (headquartered in Neubeuern/Germany) is a worldwide leading supplier of high-performance shearography tire inspection systems. More than 200 units (designed for the inspection of car, (light) truck and aircraft tires) have been installed at tire manufacturing and retreading companies - from medium-sized, local enterprises up to international tire businesses and testify the high technical and cost-effective system performance of the Steinbichler Intact® technology. The Intact series comprises of various models which are suitable for the inspection of almost any tire kind and size. Owing to the dramatical increase in the demand on OTR tires and the resulting cost explosion during the recent years, the OTR business more than ever demands high quality and long lifetime of the tire casings - therefore, reliable testing methods are prerequisite for retreading processes. With the new Intact® OTR series, the established shearography inspection technology is now also available for OTR/EM tires. The Intact® 2800 features dimensions of 45/65-45 and 2800 mm maximum outer diameter and can be extended to tire sizes of up to 4300 mm outer diameter. The system comprises of a heavy-duty vacuum chamber (pressure difference of up to 200 mbar for maximum fault sensitivity) with integrated tire positioning device and measuring optics, a control unit and an operator terminal. Loading and unloading of the tires can be easily done with a common forklift. To reduce handling operations to a minimum, the specially designed measurement optics do not require any tire flipping for a complete test cycle.

Specialising in: Manufacturing of OTR Vulcanising Systems OTR Repair Tools and Accessories OTR Repair Materials OTR Repair Compounds OTR Accredited Tyre Repair Training

Elgi Rubber Company Limited (ERCL) is part of the Elgi group of Companies, with a turn over of over 500 Million USD, based in Coimbatore - India. With the state of the art R & D Centre to test metals & polymers ERCL is able to produce Quality products for the rubber and tyre retread industry, which are being used by over 750 Customers in 60 Countries. Among the product range, ELGI, has TITAN Brand of Pre cured tyre Retreading Equipments, manufactured from a very modern state of art factory. The range of Equipments include, Electric Tyre Curing Chambers of different capacity, from 02 Tyres to 22 Tyres, Inspection Spreaders, Tyre Buffers, Tread Builders & Envelope Expanders, of various capacities & specifications. ELGI also Manufacture & market various other consumables & Repair products required for tyre retreading, which includes, VULCAN Brand of Tyre curing Accessories such as Outer Envelopes, Curing Bags & Flex Seal Gaskets. Vulcan light weight Curing Rims, Flex Seal Bands and Snap Seal Bands, manufactured with high quality steel. ELGI also offers JET brand Tyre Repair & Retread Materials: Jet has a wide range of Tyre repair patches including Radial & Bias, Tube repair Patches, Plug Patches and Stem patches. The comprehensive range of Tyre Repair products includes Repair Strings, Chemical and Black Vulcanising Cements, & Rope Rubber. ELGI by taking over the Machineries & Technology of Carbrasive Pty. Ltd. Australia, which is the premier supplier of Tungsten Carbide abrasives since 1979, offer high quality (SSG ) Structured Super Grit /Steel Shot Grit & Standard Grit Coating & Tungsten Carbide Rasps, required for different texturising application in tyre repairing, retreading and roller grindings. ELGI, is the pioneer for polymer recycling and was established in the year 1975 to address the growing problems of tyre & rubber waste disposal .ELGI cater to a wide of range of Customers, including leading tyre manufacturers world wide & does custom reclaiming of various polymers for rubber products manufacturers. Our customers are spread world over, countries such as Europe, USA & Japan. Make the right choice - make Elgi your partner in progress.

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Tyrexpo Africa'10 Newsletter Issue 3  

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