SOURCE: Trelleborg Wheel Systems

Trelleborg Wheel Systems

March 17, 2015 13:00 ET

Trelleborg to Launch Pit Stop Line Tires at ProMat 2015

WAKEFIELD, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2015) - Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced the US launch of its new Pit Stop Line Tires at ProMat 2015 in booth 3241. The Pit Stop Line feature for tires is the latest innovation for the Materials Handling Industry; this revolutionary solution answers one of the industry's most critical questions -- how to know, with 100% certainty, when a forklift tire is worn out and needs replacing.

Ydo Doornbos, Managing Director Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas, Inc., commented: "We are very excited to introduce this innovation, which we believe delivers exceptional value to customers, at North America's leading Materials Handling Show.

"Solid tires are often replaced with up to 25% of their tread remaining simply because people are unaware that tread depth has nothing to do with tire life. Not only does this misconception cause a great amount of wastage, but it also costs companies thousands of dollars every year through unnecessary tire replacement and machine downtime.

"Pit Stop Line Tires feature a highly visible orange line embedded into the tire. This indictor is designed to reveal itself across the surface of the tire when it reaches the point where it should be replaced, thereby ensuring that tires are never replaced either too early or too late. Replacing tires too early costs you money, replacing too late can have profound safety implications."

This revolutionary innovation also helps improve machine uptime and service planning. With the Pit Stop Line appearing 100 hours or five to 15 working days before the tire needs replacing, operators are able to plan their tire changes in advance, avoiding unplanned downtime.

For more information on how Pit Stop Line Tires can improve safety and working conditions, visit Trelleborg's booth at ProMat 2015.

Company and Group Profile
Trelleborg Wheel Systems is a leading global supplier of tires and complete wheel systems for agricultural and forest machinery, forklift trucks and other materials-handling vehicles. The company offers highly specialized solutions to create added value for customers. Trelleborg is a partner to leading manufacturers of tractors and agricultural machines. It has annual sales of about 485 million EUR, over 3,000 employees and eight manufacturing facilities around the world.

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 22 billion (EUR 2.48 billion, USD 3.29 billion) in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 16 billion (EUR 1.78 billion, USD 2.36 billion) in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.

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Contact Information

  • For more information or high resolution pictures, please contact:
    Jessica Aubley
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas, Inc.
    +1 330 993 0075
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    Valerie Harding
    Ripple Effect Communications
    +1 617 536 8887
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