DURATREAD and DRC have formed a new strategic alliance and have unveiled an expanded range of tyres from Vietnam. Duratread and DRC have been cooperating on sales and marketing projects since 2006.

The innovative range of tyre products was unveiled at the Latin Tyre Expo in late July in Panama City, Panama.

Danang Rubber Joint Stock Company, internationally known as DRC, has inaugurated Vietnam’s first steel radial truck tyre factory with state-of-the-art machines from Europe, Japan and the USA. Built on a totally new greenfield site with room for future expansion and with excellent logistical connections, it will have annual capacity of 600,000 tyres once fully operational.

Duratread is taking one step ahead and strengthening the partnership with DRC, as it will now take over the sales and marketing activities of the brand for the Spanish speaking countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The new regional office for this collaboration is located in Panama.

Vietnam has experienced a dramatic level of growth and modernization that is unprecedented in its history in the last 20 years. It was recently declared the third largest rubber producer in the world with an output of more than 1 million tonnes and represents a strategic access to the principal raw materials of the rubber industry.

Duratread is a specialist manufacturer of OTR tyres for construction, port and industrial vehicles, agriculture, trucks and small mine trucks. The range includes about 150 products and is continually growing. In addition, Duratread provides tyre consultancy, servicing and products that enhance tyre life and reduce vehicle downtime.

Established in 1975, DRC is Vietnam’s leading producer of high quality tyres for motorbikes, cars, trucks and specialist off road and agricultural machines. A technologically driven tyre manufacturer, DRC has continually invested in updating machinery and equipment to keep pace with the rigorous standards and requirements needed for today’s vehicle applications, surfaces and safety standards.

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