The Retread Manufacturers Association has announced an increase in production for RMA members for all sectors during 2013.
Truck retread production among association members rose to 463,591 units, an increase of 1.8 per cent. However, this masks a decrease in sales of pre-cured retreads, which fell by 4.7 per cent to 115,676. Mould cure retreading continued to benefit from this, increasing by 4.1per cent to 347,915 units. The figures underlines the continued growth in strength of the country’s leading mould cure retreaders, Bandvulc, Vacu-Lug and Bulldog.
Light truck retread sales also increased by 2.5 per cent to 56,765. Here there was a similar increase in mould cure sales at the expense of pre-cure but the effect was more marked, with mould cure growing by 10 per cent at the expense of pre-cure, which fell by 9.2 per cent.
Passenger car retread production showed a 2.6 per cent increase to 133,534 units, while tractor and earthmover rose by 3.3 per cent to 6,364 units.
Courtesy of Retreading News