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Michelin Tyres Inaugurated Two Retreading Facilities in Tamil Nadu

By Motortrend India Staff   |   15 May,2013

Global leader in Tyre technology, Michelin Tyres inaugurated two certified Recamic tyre retreading facilities at Coimbatore & Salem, in Tamil Nadu. The new facilities will bring quality retreading solutions for Truck & Bus consumers in the Southern region. The facilities are inaugurated in collaboration with TVS TREAD, the retreading arm of TVS GROUP, for the advancement of the retreading sector in the Indian Commercial Vehicle segment.

The two new facilities from Michelin & TVS TREAD will provide quality retreading solutions for radial tyres that will help reduce operational costs for transporters. Collaborating for the cause of higher tyre mileage and fuel savings, these new retread facilities will further help in differentiating performance of Michelin tyres by improving on the second and third lives of the Michelin casings. The announcement comes as a strategic move with both the companies sharing a strong focus to help the Truck/Bus fleet owners to optimise their operational costs.

Both facilities will offer the Michelin group brand Recamic tread for use on all Michelin casings besides offering TVS treads on non-Michelin casings. It is designed and certified to offer retreads for all Radial casings. Besides providing retreading on customer casings it will also produce Recamic retreads on Michelin owned casings which will be marketed exclusively through the Michelin Truck Service Network partners.

Speaking at the announcement, Mr. B Kumar, Country Manager – Channel Development, Michelin India said, “We are excited about our collaboration with TVS Tread and we expect to leverage this partnership not only to streamline the industry but also to help us expand our network in the country. The collaboration builds on our strategy to provide quality retread and repair solutions that not only last long, but prove value for money for the fleet owners.”

Sharing his thoughts on the collaboration, Mr. V N Ramamoorthy, Chief Executive Officer, TVS TREAD said, “Being the pioneer for retreading in the country it has been always our endeavor to offer cost effective solutions to our customers. We are proud that TVS TREAD has been serving the fleet operators for over 7 decades, being the single largest retread solutions provider in the country for the entire range and sizes of tyres since 1943. With the current synergy with MICHELIN, who are world no 1 in radial tyres & retreading solutions, TVS TREAD will be able to offer quality retread solutions to the growing commercial vehicle customers in Tamil Nadu”.

Coimbatore and Salem are important transport hubs in Tamil Nadu. The locations of these retreading facilities were chosen based on proximity to a large number of existing and potential users. The addition of new Retread facilities at these key locations will provide a comprehensive solution from proper recommendation of tyres to purchase of new tyres to all services including mobile services to Retread.

With the launch of the two new retread facilities, Michelin has strengthened its product & service portfolio as high quality retreading and repair solutions will be offered through these centres. Further, this will provide opportunities for all customers to extract maximum value from world-class Michelin radial tyres which are known for their casing strength.

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