Brityrex International 2014, the UK’s only dedicated tyre and equipment exhibition, played host to a series of innovative new product launches from leading manufacturers and distributors.
Among those exhibiting a new commercial tyre is Aeolus, which used the exhibition to showcase its 295/80 R 22.5 ADC53 product for tipper and skip lorry applications. According to UK distributor Kings Road Tyres, the ADC53 offers a new tyre alternative to the remoulded products commonly used on these applications.
Another manufacturer taking new products to the market was Advance Tyre, one of the world’s top twenty tyre makers. The company, which specialises in truck, agricultural, OTR and industrial products, showed three brand new tyres at the show for mobile high speed crane applications, marine port container handling equipment and radial tractor rear tyre fitments.
According to Advance’s Roger Preston, parent company Guizhou Tyre is in the process of commissioning a major new production facility in China: “The first of six stages of expanded manufacturing capacity is now fully operational, producing radial truck and OTR tyres, giving us important additional capacity to support our growth plans in the UK and Europe,” he confirmed.
A third Chinese truck tyre manufacturer expanding its product range is Double Coin, distributed in the UK by Kirkby Tyres. New to its range are the RR208 and RR660 in sizes 295/80 R 22.5 and 315/80 R 22.5, plus the RT606 27/70 R 22.5 bus and coach tyre, featuring a protective kerbing band on both inner and outer sidewalls.
On the Treadsetters stand the new TQ121 295/80 R 22.5 front steer axle tyre made a debut, along with selected truck products from the Falken range, for which the company is the exclusive UK distributor.
Show sponsor, the NTDA reported a very positive exhibition, with numerous enquiries for membership, from both past and new retail members. Director Stefan Hay was also upbeat about reaction to the TyreTalk series of seminars it hosted. “There has been an exceptional level of feedback to the seminar programme, with delegates telling us they found the range and breadth of topics covered to be of real interest and value.”