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Tyrexpo India 2011 the right show at the right time for dynamic Indian market Next July’s staging of Tyrexpo India 2011, the tyre and equipment exhibition set to run in July at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai will offer domestic manufacturers and suppliers the prospect of global exposure for their products and services. Many manufacturers riding the crest of India’s buoyant growth economy are looking to overseas markets to expand their international reach and the new exhibition brings with it a successful track record in that respect. The Tyrexpo model brings together dedicated tyre industry professionals eager to trade internationally for a concentrated three-day event that provides a highly professional environment for doing business. “Our events are trade-only and focus on delivering business opportunities for exhibitors and

visitors. They have a 20-year track record of providing international platforms for tyre businesses to expand and develop new networks,” explains managing director Paul Farrant. “We strongly believe that Tyrexpo India will fill a gap in the market for an event that can help domestic producers network successfully on an international basis. It is the right show at the right time for India,” he says. According to statistics from the country’s Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association, (www.atmaindia.org) overall domestic tyre production is forecast to grow by 10+ per cent in financial values for the second successive year. Commenting on Tyrexpo India, Mr Rajiv Budhraja of the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’

“BKT” Off-Highway Tyre Solutions BKT is a part of Balkrishna Industries Ltd., belonging to the well known industrial conglomerate, Siyaram-Poddar Group with sales in excess of Rs. 1400 crores in FY 2009-10. The group has presence in textiles, paper, garments and tyres. With the help of persistent & intensive market research coupled with ever expanding production capabilities, BKT has made its mark in manufacturing & exporting tyres for the niche segments like Agricultural, Construction, Industrial, Earthmover, ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and Turf care applications, collectively referred to as Off-Highway Tyres ; whose footprint criss-crosses 120 countries and it is still growing. BKT's success story revolves around innovative off-highway tyre (OHT) development that is driven by quality, competitive pricing, worldwide distribution network and service backup. It is one of the few companies which only caters to this niche segment (OHT), and spends 3-5% of its revenue on research and development. With its vision of getting leadership status in Off-Highway Tyres, BKT is poised for incremental growth year on year. At TYREXPO India 2011, BKT will be showcasing its complete range of “Off – Highway Tires” covering all segments, which are benchmarked against the world leading brand and are now proving their worth in the marketplace. www.bkt-tires.com

Association says: “It is a positive reflection of the dynamic growth and development of tyre manufacturing in India that ECI International, a well-established exhibition organiser, is bringing a dedicated tyre show to Chennai next year. “As our industry continues to expand rapidly with predicted 9% GDP growth and double digit volume growth in the tyre Industry for the second successive year, the timing for TyrexpoIndia is ideal. It will provide a platform for domestic tyre manufacturers and suppliers to promote their products and services to international buyers from across the world.” More details about Tyrexpo India and ECI International’s other tyre and equipment exhibitions can be found at www.eci-international.com

ELGI Rubber Company Limited Elgi Rubber Company Limited (ERCL) is part of the Elgi group of Companies and is based in Coimbatore, South India. The Company has a turnover of 500 Million USD. With a state of the art R & D Centre to test metals & polymers ERCL is able to produce quality products for the rubber industry which are being used by over 750 Customers in 60 Countries. For all customers’ requirements ERCL can provide profitable solutions. Amongst its product range ELGI has the TITAN Brand of pre-cured tyre retreading equipment, manufactured from a very modern state of art factory. Their range of equipment include electric tyre curing chambers of different capacities which range from 2 tyres to 22 tyres, inspection spreaders , tyre buffers, tread builders & envelope expanders of various capacities & specifications. ELGI also manufacture & market various other consumable & Repair products required for tyre retreading which include the VULCAN brand of tyre curing accessories such as outer envelopes, cduring bags & flex seal gaskets. Vulcan light weight ruring rims, flex seal bands and snap seal bands which are manufactured with high quality steel and are cost effective solutions for trouble free operation. ELGI also offers JET branded 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 Jet tyre repair products include repair strings, chemical and black vulcanising cements and rope rubber. By taking over the Company Machineries & Technology of Carbrasive Pty. Ltd, Australia , which is the premier supplier of tungsten carbide abrasives since 1979, ELGI offer high quality (SSG) structured super grit /steel shot grit & standard grit coating & tungsten carbide rasps required for different texturising applications in tyre repairing , retreading and roller grindings. ELGI was the pioneer for polymer recycling which was established in 1975 to address the growing problems of tyre & rubber waste disposal. ELGI cater to a wide of range of customers, including leading tyre manufacturers worldwide & carries out custom reclaiming of various polymers for rubber products manufacturers. Elgi’s customers are spread world over including Europe, USA & Japan. Make the right choice - make Elgi your partner in success. www.elgitread.com

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Omni United, one of Singapore’s fastest growing companies, will be exhibiting at TYREXPO INDIA’11. Omni will be showcasing their RADAR range in RPX800, RPX900 and Dimax R8. The RPX800 PCR range is currently available in 23 sizes, the RPX900 range is available in 26 sizes, the Dimax R8 currently has 18 sizes. Omni will also be introducing their new light truck commercial tyre the RPX878. The Radar brand also has an exhaustive SUV/LTR offering in over 26 sizes. Under development is the Radar Truck Bus Radial, Truck/Light Truck Bias, Farm and OTR tires. Omni United plans to increase the Radar PCR range to over 200 sizes to include Run-Flat tires and a complete winter tire range. Omni United has an excellent presence in the US, with their tyres being distributed by some very established wholesale and retail companies. Omni also has a strong presence in Europe and Asia. At the exhibition Omni will be looking forward to showcasing their products, meeting with consumers and identifying distributors for their Radar range in South Asia. Omni is headquartered in Singapore and offers a complete range of product and service solutions. Omni’s commitment to quality, delivery efficiencies and knowledge has resulted in a dynamic growth across all continents and continues to grow. Omni possesses an insightful understanding of market requirements and transfers that knowledge into identifying manufacturing capabilities and new design requirements. Equipped with an unparalleled supply chain management system, Omni ensures products reach their destinations on time, every-time. Omni believes in setting the pace, being proactive with an undying spirit of making things happen. Omni believes in Mobilizing Life! www.omni-united.com

Steinbichler Optotechnik is a worldwide leading supplier of optical measuring and sensor technology. Their systems are in operation at numerous well-known industrial companies and research institutes – the Company offers customers innovative and effective solutions for a wide variety of applications. The shearography tire test systems from Steinbichler Optotechnik has been developed for non-destructive testing of new tires in R&D and quality control, as well as for the inspection of tire carcasses in the retreading industry. The Steinbichler Intact systems have successfully proven their functionality in the international car-, truck-, and aircraft industries, as well as in the Formula 1 racing tire business. With the revolutionary system concept "Intact OTR", a powerful and efficient solution is now available, allowing the fast and precise inspection of OTR tires. Worldwide, tire retreading companies and tire manufacturers utilize the fast and easyto-use inspection systems benefiting from both technical and economical advantages. More than 200 units 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. www.steinbichler.de

Tekscan Inc. is the leading manufacturer of ultra-thin, tactile pressure and force measurement systems. The IScan® System is a complete pressure measurement kit, utilizing Tekscan's patented, thin-film, matrix-based array sensors. It is a versatile system with over 200 available sensors to meet your specific application. Our TireScan™ System measures static and dynamic footprint pressure for passenger, truck, off-road, agricultural, and aircraft tires. TireScan has been used to evaluate tire designs and tread patterns, conduct quality control measurements, perform competitive benchmarking, assess vehicle suspension, as well as many other tire related measurements. Our Wiper™ System measures wiper blade to windshield interface profiles under various testing conditions. Other applications include brakes, airbags, impact studies, and seating. www.tekscan.com


Luwa India Pvt. Ltd. MOTORINDIA, started in 1956, is India’s leading automobile monthly magazine. For over 54 years, Motorindia has been a credible source of information on the Indian automotive industry. Today, MOTORINDIA is published in English and in Hindi and has an online edition (www.motorindiaonline.com) which is read in over 120 countries worldwide. In addition to industry news, our readers rely on us to provide in-depth coverage, critical analysis, provocative columns and engaging feature stories. We keep our readers and our advertisers coming back for more with a growing list of unique features, conferences, events, special issues, targeted editions, exclusive online and e-mail programs and digital edition sponsorship opportunities - and the list keeps growing. We aim to keep readers abreast of what their competitors are doing, aware of the latest changes in legislation, and fully informed about all key developments within this still fast-changing industry. www.motorindiaonline.com

Luwa, a Swiss based company with subsidiaries in Singapore, China and India provides a complete air engineering solution for the entire tyre factory whether it is air conditioning for radial tyre building and creel room or air cooling for tyre curing and extruder area. Luwa undertakes total turnkey projects with design and supply of system featuring air handling units; filter plants, fume exhaust systems, and related equipment for tyre manufacturing companies. Over the years the Company has emerged as the preferred air engineering solution provider for the tyre industry. With the automobile sector investing heavily in India, Luwa expect further growth in the auxiliary industries such as tyre industry too. As this year’s Tyre Expo is in India, Luwa are looking forward to welcoming many visitors from their domestic customers as well having the opportunity to meet decision makers from overseas tyre industries. Luwa air conditioning and air cooling systems provide customers with the most comfortable atmosphere for their man, material and machine, thus increasing the overall productivity. www.luwa.com

GALLANT ENTERPRISES is part of a large tyre conglomerate in the UAE having its registered office in Kochi, Kerala. This company has been appointed as a sole distributor of SICAM garage equipment for the Indian Market. Sicam founded in1975 in Italy is the part of Bosch group & is considered as the forerunner of main range of garage equipment. Sicam enjoys wide market share and currently exports its equipment to more than 90 countries in the world. Sicam product range includes Tyre Changers, Wheel Balancers, Wheel Aligners and other associated equipment. With highly innovative technologies and excellent R&D facilities Sicam has come a long way to develop top range machines and equipment to suit the ever growing tyre industry. Gallant Enterprises is part of Al Saeedi group based in Dubai that has a reputation of providing total tyre solutions. They are the distributor of SolidealSolid, pneumatic & industrial tyres, Sicam garage equipment, Schrader products, Aufine Truck and Bus radials, Maitech & Maxam OTR tyres, Neuton passenger car tyres & Altura tyres. They are also major dealers for Michelin, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Dunlop, Pirelli etc. www.alsaeedi.com

Polymers & Tyre Asia, is a highly focused bi-monthly with a true international profile covering the global tyre and tyre related industries. This publication is intended to address the long felt need of the global community for a world class publication covering the tyre industry and other related segments like accessories, chemicals, retreading and automotive components. No doubt, the Magazine is your ideal gateway to the tyre world at large for advertising, brand promotion, information update and keeping track of the latest developments in the industry. Issue highlights • Cover stories on issues of current importance • Profiles of industry leaders, corporate decision-makers • Interviews with experts, analysts and policy makers • Technological updates and manufacturing trends • News scan covering Asia and rest of the regions • New product launches • Features on industry regulations • Update on industry-related seminars and conferences • The latest on NR, SR, chemicals, cords and other raw materials The Magazine participates in all major tyre expos and conferences worldwide where its copies will be distributed from its owns booths, thereby further enhancing its global reach.


The Name That Inspires AME International manufactures quality products and equipment for tire and wheel service. The Company produces a complete range of OTR tire and tire-related accessories and equipment and is located in Brooksville, Florida where their marketing, design and engineering activities are centralized. AME International has global warehousing facilities in Florida, Canada and Holland to better serve their distributor network worldwide. AME International currently distributes tools and equipment to all major markets worldwide. With a complete range of OTR tire and tire-related accessories and equipment AME serves all aspects of wheel and tire service and currently offers heavy duty tools for professional tire service on: • Off-Highway Vehicles • Mining / Construction / Forestry Equipment • Heavy-Duty Trucks • Light Trucks • Buses • Passenger Cars • Tractors / Agricultural Equipment • Motorcycles / ATV In meeting today's ever-changing wheel design requirements, AME International continues to develop and design tire tools and accessories in step with the most advanced tire technology to meet customer needs. The AME management team has over 50 years of service to the tire industry. In most cases, their products are sold under the AME brand. They also market their goods under the following brands: Little Buddy Bead Breaker, Big Buddy Bead Breaker, Super Buddy Bead Breaker, Rhino Mining Jacks, Titan Shop Equipment, Maxi-Lite Lifting Cylinders, Pow'r Riser II, X-tend and ALCOA Discmates. Some of the many items produced by AME include: • OTR Giant Tire Bead Breakers • "Combi" Tire Farm Bead Breakers • Dual Agricultural Bead Breakers • Maxi Bead Breaker • 3 Piece Wheel Bead Breakers • Tire Bead Breaker Kits • 55 and 100 Ton Aluminum Jacks • Steel Cribbing • Tire Service Truck Accessories www.ameintl.net

Tyrexpo India’11 Accommodation Accommodation for Tyrexpo India 11 is being organised by EASTRAVEL LTD, our specialist conference and exhibition hotel reservation service. Bookings can be made with Eastravel Ltd by visiting http://www.eci-international.com/india_accom.html and printing the form or by contacting the helpdesk on +44 (0) 1473 214 /305 / 210 770 Email: info@eastravel.co.uk Fax: +44 (0) 1473 232 740

TM Tyres Ltd is one of the leaders in the automotive tubes industry and will continue to grow and expand, offering an increasing range for requirements of various customers across the globe. We seek to achieve this through effective brand management, superior customer service, investing in the latest technology, quality accredited training and by creating and maintaining consistent standards. We have established an excellent dealership network across the Country. Our products are being exported to Bangladesh, Mauritius, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Ireland, Greece, Philippines, Dubai, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Egypt etc. Besides our bulk buyers include STUs & Defense establishments. The main strength of TM Tyres Ltd. is that this plant is versatile and specially designed to manufacture two wheeler tubes, passenger tubes, Trucks and OTR tubes and each product range has got a separate infrastructure so that production can be made as per customer requirement and specification. TM’s cutting-edge manufacturing technology delivers high quality Butyl tubes and our compound is formulated to withstand heat. As a result it can transport loads for longer distances safely on a variety of roads under different weather conditions. In addition our Butyl tubes offer better air retention and reduce the risk of blow-outs thereby ensuring longer tyre life. Over the years, TM Tyres has become synonymous with excellence. And the awards and accolades won consistently are a testimony. Year after year, we have held our fort high and achieved consistent export recognition and growth awards from CAPEXIL & AIRIA.

Rubber Asia, the largest selling Asian magazine on rubber, is the most comprehensive publication to give regular in-depth coverage of the global rubber scene, with focus on Asia. It fills the information gap on products and processes, including auto and tyre industry, trade, plantations and allied sectors. Highlights of the regular issue include: interviews with industry leaders, success profiles of individuals & firms, expert columns, industry trend analysis, market review, articles by scientists & technologists, global news digest, auto & tyre sector trends, country and industry supplements. Rubber Asia has also published some best-selling rubber-related handbooks and directories like Asian Rubber Handbook & Directory 2005, Asian Dipped Goods Handbook & Directory 2004, Global Handbook and Directory on NR & SR Lattices 2006, Global Handbook, Directory on Rubber Machinery, Equipment and Accessories 2008 and China Rubber Handbook. The Asian Rubber Handbook & Directory 2010 is in the pipeline. With all this treasure-trove of information and editorial excellence, Rubber Asia is today a trend setter in rubber publications.

Note from the Organisers: The Publishers and Organisers do not necessarily agree with the views expressed by contributors, nor do they accept any responsibility for any errors of interpretation in the subject matter of this newsletter.

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