Continental Tires has collaborated with Indag Rubber to promote the retreading of tyres, giving tyres a second life. During the pilot project, retreaders from the three markets - Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra - will offer the warranty programme and retreading services to TBR Normal Load (NL) fleets. TBR is an acronym for Truck and Bus Radial tyres. TBR tyres are mainly designed to meet the diverse needs of commercial vehicle operators.
As part of the partnership, the German marque will provide a second-life warranty on NL (Normal Load) casings under the Conti Bharosa programme, while Indag will offer a warranty on the retreading procedure and the tread rubber on the NL fleets. Post the completion of the pilot project, the programme will be implemented across the country.
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Fleet operators and owners turn to mounting and retreading of tyres to optimise their utilisation, thereby helping them to save costs. "Continental has always been focused on building sustainable mobility solutions. Through this collaboration, we aim to promote retreading as a sustainable alternative to improve a tyre's life. We are pleased to be collaborating with Indag Rubber Ltd., which shares our vision of sustainability", said Samir Gupta, Head of Central Region for BA Tires APAC and Managing Director of Continental Tires India.
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Continental Tires is claimed to be the only brand in India that offers casing and retread warranty. According to Continental, the warranty will be applicable on the following range of tyres, during the pilot project: NL TBR - 295/90R20 CHS2,10.00 R20 CHS2 /CHS2+/CHD2/CHD2+/ CHA2/HDR2α, 11R22.5 CHS2+ &HDR2, 295/80 R22.5 HSR2/CHD2/CCA3. Other than this, the Indag Icon range of tread rubber will also be covered by the warranty.
Continental Tires boasts of offering a wide range of tyres for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles, and two-wheelers. With more than 57,000 employees and posted preliminary sales of 11.8 billion euros in 2021 in the tyre group sector, Continental is one of the leading tyre manufacturers. The company's portfolio of the tire business includes services for the tyre trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tyres.