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tyre wholesaler making their first appearance at the show, their primary

As far as the way forward is concerned Hedley Judd went on to suggest that

objective being to introduce and promote their private brand, Gremax, in

as an expo the show could be better used as a platform for the education

South Africa and the African continent and in the hopes of appointing suitable

and improvement of processes and the facilitation of efficiencies in the tyre

distributors in as many African countries as possible.

fitment arena.

“The show was highly successful for us in furthering our profile in South Africa.

“Although this would take time to gain traction (pun intended), I believe this

Global Tap is still in its infancy stage, so for us, attendance at the show was well

type of format would be far more beneficial to the “local” attendees in the

worth the effort,” said Daniel Eng, Export Director.

future,” he concluded.

Conson Sia, MD of Stamford Tyres South Africa concurred: “The show was

And according to Alida Mouton of CFP Tyres and Executive Member of

an essential development in Stamford’s growing presence within the South

TIASA, if compared to other international shows, the only way Tyrexpo

African tyre and wheel market,” he said.

Africa will be successful in the long run will be if the local manufacturers come to recognise and support it.

But Pieter Kruger, TIASA Chairman, did not share their enthusiasm. He said: “As to whether Tyrexpo Africa can add real value is difficult to say as some of

She said: “This will definitely provide the show with greater substance whilst

our members might agree that it has. Personally, I do not think so. The show

also attracting the support and participation of larger imported brands.”

has never achieved what it was intended to achieve.”


SA Treads June 2016  

SA Treads quarterly magazine for the tyre industry in South Africa

SA Treads June 2016  

SA Treads quarterly magazine for the tyre industry in South Africa