Production of the Unitread strips, already involving 5 production facilities in Europe (Ferentino and Hamburg plants), Brazil (Belo Horizonte), Argentina (Rosario), China (through an off-take), is now going to be extended to the Nashville plant in the USA.
According to the project, which is already at an advanced stage of implementation, production will start at the beginning of 2011, with an investment of 2.5 million Euro (3.3 Mio $) and a production capacity of approximately 1.000 treads/day.
The Unitread strip line completes the range of precured retreading materials offered by Marangoni with a product that is characterized by a competitive price and the right quality level for retreading applications that involve reduced stress and therefore don’t require top-end products. The Unitread line complements the wide offer of premium products by Marangoni Retreading Systems: Ringtread, Kontur, Profil liner and allows partner retreaders to procure a complete assortment from one supplier only.
With the new production plant in the USA the line, introduced in South America and Europe in 2008/09, is now available in every continent with a complete range of tread patterns.