MORELIA, Mexico — Continental Tire has announced it has begun shipping flat precure treads from its retread plant in Morelia, Mexico.
The plant will soon supply retreads to the US and Canadian markets through Continental’s new ContiLifeCycle business unit.
The company says its new plant is currently producing enough flat precure treads to retread 22,500 truck tires per month. ContiLifeCycle manager John Barnes says capacity will soon be ramped up to half a million retreads per year, with further expansion to more than a million flat retreads a year by 2015.
“With this plant implementation, Continental is assuring its customers a high quality precure tread, along with reduced costs and delivery time throughout the Americas,” Barnes said. “The new ContiLifeCycle plant in Morelia is already supplying our six retread plants throughout Mexico and is poised to begin shipments to our locations in Ecuador. In the future, it will adequately supply our network of retread licensees throughout the Americas.”
“The strategic decision to supply our ContiLifeCycle plants with our own flat precure treads from Morelia is the optimal situation to reduce costs and expand our distribution, so that we can provide the highest quality retread products to any location we serve,” Barnes added.
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