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The making of flat precure treads

Continental takes you on a tour of our ContiLifeCycle retread rubber plant.

Retread Plant Tour

This video features a tour of a modern retread plant detailing the retread process from start to finish. Video Rating: 4 / 5 Some recent retread auctions on eBay:

Alliance Tire CEO is a ‘leader of tomorrow’ –

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. announced that its group CEO, Yogesh Mahansaria, has been named a “leader of tomorrow” by the news magazine India Today. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Toyo is OE on new Nissan Navara pickup –

The Open Country A25 tire manufactured by Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has been selected as the original fitment for Nissan’s NP300 Navara pickup truck. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Alliance christens 2nd Indian plant –

DAHEJ, India — Alliance Tire Group has inaugurated production at its newest factory, a $ 150 million plant in Dahej, Gujarat, dedicated to making off-highway tires. Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Bekaert takes over 3 Pirelli cord plants –

KORTRIJK, Belgium — N.V. Bekaert S.A. has completed its acquisition of steel cord plants in Brazil, Italy and… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Alliance Tire inaugurates $150 million factory in India –

DAHEJ, India—Alliance Tire Group has inaugurated production at its newest factory, a $ 150 million plant in Dahej, Gujarat, dedicated to making off-highway tires. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Hankook buys shares in car parts company –

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has purchased a majority stake in Korean car parts manufacturer Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp (HVCC). The purchase makes Hankook the second largest stakeholder in HVCC. Modern Tire Dealer – News

K-Tool adds three digital torque wrenches –

K-Tool Corp.’s K-Tool International (KTI) has added three digital torque wrenches and a 1/2-inch drive digital torque adaptor to its tire and wheel product line. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Alliance: North America will benefit from new plant –

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) is ramping up production at its new factory in India, and the company expects off-the-road tires from the new plant to arrive in North America within a few months. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Mitas combines farm tires and dandelions –

Mitas a.s. is planning to test the first agriculture tire made from agricultural cultivated crops. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Bridgestone will host vets at hockey game –

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is hosting 15 veterans as special guests at the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Bridgestone is the title sponsor of the New Year’s Day game. The veterans are members of Hockey Saves Inc., a national nonprofit organization that provides military with a healthy outlet through hockey. Modern Tire Dealer – News

According to the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, retreaded truck tires represent a savings of over $3 billion dollars annually for truckers and trucking companies in North America. For most fleets, tires represent the second largest item in their operating budget, right after labor and fuel costs.