Full House for Tyrexpo Africa 2012 as exhibitors gear up for bumper show in Johannesburg South Africa


6 – 8 March 2012, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Exceptional exhibitor interest in Tyrexpo Africa 2012 has guaranteed a full house for the next staging of the exhibition in the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg in early March.

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Visitors to the three-day exhibition will have the opportunity of seeing the latest and best from dozens of domestic and international tyre, equipment and technology suppliers.

“Tyrexpo Africa will be a busy and vibrant show offering something for everyone with a professional interest in the tyre and equipment industry,” says Paul Farrant, managing director for show organiser ECI International. “As the only dedicated show for the sector it is a great opportunity to meet new suppliers and customers.”

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A full range of products covering the passenger car, truck, mining, agricultural and industrial markets will be offered by suppliers including Beltyre, Cooper Chengshan, Crown Tyre Industrial, Deestone, Profil, Stamford Tyres and Wheels, Techking, Tyrecor – distributors of the Infinity, Solideal and Starmaxx brands, Tubestone, who represent BKT and Nankang in the region, Exotic Wheel & Tyre with their Silverstone, Accelera, Kenda and Sonar brands, and many others.

Retreaders and tyre repairers will also be present in the form of leading companies such as India’s Elgi Rubber (JET tyre and tube repair units and Titan retreading machines and pre-cured tread moulds), Bandenmarkt and Richards Bay Tyres.

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While tyres will be a focal point the show will also host leading garage equipment, machinery and technology producers, covering everything from retail fast-fit through to specialist services for the mining industry.

Visitors to the show will come from all corners of the tyre world; with strong representation expected from Africa, south Asia, China, Europe, the US and many other countries. They will see the latest products and equipment from among others, Automotive Equipment International (AEI), Haweka, Hofmann Megaplan, Launch Technologies, Leaderquip, Leadertread, Robert Bosch, SDS Systemtechnik, Syco Machinery and Wheelquip.

With an estimated 60 million used tyres causing a major environmental concern in South Africa, REDISA (Recycling Economic Development Initiative of South Africa) will be promoting a radical new scheme to establish a sustainable waste tyre collection infrastructure for the country. A financial levy of Rand 2.3 per kilogram of manufactured or imported tyre products, will apply to all tyres, including those fitted to imported equipment, from the beginning of February this year.

ECI’s Paul Farrant concludes by saying: “When business is tough and margins are tight customers are looking for an edge that can give them a market advantage. We’re very confident that suppliers at Tyrexpo Africa will be in a position to offer that kind of incentive, through a combination of unique products, exceptional service and keen pricing. This will be a show where a lot of business will be done and many profitable new relationships are formed.”

Tyrexpo Africa 2012 takes place between 6-8 March at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg (SCC), South Africa.