Marangoni GRP Private Limited (MGPL), the JV company active in the commercial vehicle retreading sector in India, has opened its 1st Full Service RINGTREAD Franchisee in India at Cochin, Kerala – Autobahn Retreading – part of Autobahn Trucking Corporation (P) Ltd. The retread venture formed in end 2015, opened first pilot retreading plant in the city of Indore, regarded as trucking hub in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh
The Retreading site was inaugurated by Giuseppe Marangoni, Vice President, Marangoni Group and Harsh Gandhi, CEO of GRP. Speaking on the occasion, Marangoni stated, “India is a key growth market and we strongly believe that in RINGTREAD, Marangoni’s splice-less retread, we have a solution that will significantly reduce the operating costs of fleets in India and having a franchisee partner like Autobahn is essential to taking this successfully to the market. The Retreading Market in India needs to further professionalize and get organised and we hope to be the forefront of this transformation.”
Autobahn Retreading, part of Autobahn Trucking Corporation (P) Ltd, is the Kerala Dealer for Bharat Benz Trucks. Mohamed Farzad, MD, stated, “We are proud to be associated with Marangoni GRP to bring cutting edge technology to the market. We hope the customers will find value and ultimately result in revenue boost to the truck operators”.
Autobahn Trucking is the largest Bharat Benz dealer in India, sold over 8,000 trucks in Kerala roads in last 6 years.
Autobahn Retreading will use Marangoni’s global processes to give new life to worn-out tyres, provide quick service to fleets and also provide tyre consultancy – all with the objective of helping fleets become more efficient. Kerala’s truck tyre customers now have access to the world’s leading tyre retreading technology – RINGTREAD.
Hemant Kaul, CEO of MGPL emphasizes Marangoni-GRP’s commitment, to setting up a pan-India network of Franchisees and make Marangoni’s globally proven tyre Retreading technology available on a larger scale to the Indian market within the next two years.