The South African Tyre Expo is currently underway in Johannesburg South Africa at the Sandton Convention Center. The Sandton Convention center sits in the heart of South Africa in Gauteng Johannesburg and is rated as one of the best exhibition centers in the country.
We visited the Tyre Expo to see the Tyre companies interested in exporting their tyres to South Africa and we were very impressed by the large amount of Tyre Manufacturers interested to bring their tyres to South Africa. There were also plenty of Tyre Companies already exporting their tyres to South Africa and the Tyre Expo provided the ideal platform for Tyre Industry members to learn more about these companies and to view some of their products.
The Tyre Expo 2014 Show, showcased a large group of companies from China – China is a well-known and respected exporter of Rubber and Tyres. South African companies also exhibited at the show and showcased some of the equipment that they have available to make the tyre retail business more productive, efficient and cost effective.
I also spend some time at the OTC stand where I learned more about their technology advanced system that analyzes cars automatically to diagnose any problems that the car may have or develop soon. The system is really impressive and I believe a must have product in any mechanic’s arsenal of diagnostic tools. The system is much more reliable than the hearing of mechanics sometimes used to diagnose car failure.
ECI International. “Local dealers and fleet owners looking to add new brands to their portfolios will have the widest selection of well-respected manufacturers from South Africa and across the world.”
Another European wholesaler, HBI Tyres & Wheels of The Netherlands, produces retreads under the private brand BANDENMARKT® for agricultural machinery, excavators, dump trucks, port handling equipment, earthmoving and mining machinery.
HBI is also the international wholesaler of the DELCORA® (private brand), EuroGrip, Tianli, Petlas and Linglong ranges of new tyres for agricultural and heavy duty OTR applications, as well as being the global wholesaler of three makes of OTR, radial tractor and farm trailer tyres.
Centre in South Africa, is a leading player in the global Off-Highway Tires business with its Alliance, Galaxy and Primex brands. The group has ambitious plans to exceed a global turnover of $1 billion by 2017, with a vision of being one of the top 3 market leaders in the Agriculture, Forestry, Construction (AFC) segment, while building a strong presence in niche OTR markets such as port and mining.
For buyers of industrial and materials handling tyres, Trident International has developed a range of Solid Tyres designed for Skid Steer Loaders, Aerial Work Platforms, Wheel Loaders and Container Handlers. This equipment is usually fitted with pneumatic tyres, which can be prone to punctures and associated downtime, which is eradicated with a solid fitment. Trident says that solids have a lifespan three to five times longer than conventional pneumatic tyres and are particularly targeted at demanding applications such as construction, scrap and recycling yards, steel mills, solid waste management, ports and mines.
The show will play host too many other familiar and leading names including Beltyre Africa, Stamford Tyres, Richards Bay Tyres and Bandenmarkt, Leaderquip, Leader Rubber, Rema Tip Top, Wheelquip and Nitralife.
Since its launch in 2004, Tyrexpo Africa has established itself as an influential niche event bringing together leading domestic and international suppliers. In addition to passenger car, truck, OTR, industrial and agricultural tyres, the show will also be an important showcase for the retreading, tyre repair and recycling sectors and for suppliers of workshop equipment, tools, accessories and consumables.
Below are some of the Photographs we have taken at the Tyre Expo 2014 South African event to showcase the companies, their products and the variety that the Tyre Expo brings to the South African Tyre Industry!
The Tyre show is a must visit exhibition for anyone in the Tyre Industry and I myself were very impressed by the high quality of the exhibits.