The speakers

New and state of the art technologies

There are constantly new innovations and developments with impact to retreading production machinery and processes. Find out whether your enterprise can take advantage of them!

Metal 3D Printing Technology (SLM) for tire mould series production


Ralf Frohwerk,

Global Head Business Development
SLM Solutions GmbH, Lübeck, Germany

The state of the art of modern tire inspection


Stefan Dengler

Managing Director
SDS Systemtechnik GmbH, Calw, Germany

Solvent free tire repair systems in the retreading application


Detlef Witt

Head of Global Product Managment
RemaTipTop AG, Poing, Germany

Automation in the retreading operation


Coen Heukshorst

Sales Manager, Retreading and Extrusion Solutions, VMI Holland BV, Epe, Netherlands

Sustainability and politics

The world is increasingly driven by ecological and social aspects. Politics should implements framework conditions to enhance sustainability in the circular economy, but is this true?

The EU retreading market and its challenges


Tim van der Rijken

General Secretary BIPAVER and VACO,
VACO, Leiden, Netherlands

Retreading - a virtuous circular economy model


Jean-Pierre Taverne

EU Coordinator End-of-Life Tyres & Circular Economy, ETRMA, Brussels, Belgium

Market Reports and success stories

Retreading business differs a lot in other countries and continents. Customer demands, expectations and structures need to be analyzed and handled. Get an understanding about other markets!

The latin America´s retreading industry overview


Leandro Rigon

Representative of ALARNEU,
Int. Business Director Vipal Rubber, Porto Allegre, Brazil

Overview of the US retreading market and improvements in plant efficiency


David Stevens

Managing Director
Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau
Falls Church, USA

The development of the Indian retreading market and its chances and challenges


Paulose Varughese

Midas Treads Pvt Ltd., Kottayam, Kerala, India

Strategies and projects

The retreading business is permanently influenced by market changes and new challenges. Successful and fast adaptation is required. Get ideas how companies are coping with it!

The UK retreading market and strategies to survive as independent TBR retreader


Tim Hercock

President RMA, Managing Director
Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Ltd. Grantham, UK

Communication and networking

Communication and networking are key factors for a successful business! Use the platform of the GRC to extend your contact range and take profit of the international audience!