Eurotire has announced a new partnership with Kumtor Gold Project, which is in the Tien Shan mountainous region of Kyrgyzstan. Eurotire has established a Technical Services Department on-site and remains committed to providing 24/7 OTR bias ply and radial tyre maintenance and support for the gold mine’s fleet of equipment.

As a result of the recently signed contract with Kumtor, Eurotire technicians will be on hand to assist with reducing tyre-related operating costs by improving tyre and rim maintenance practices while applying Eurocare safety techniques in every day practices. The technicians will remain on site and serve on a rotating basis.

“Gold producer Kumtor operates in an extremely challenging environment at more than 4000 metres above sea level, the second highest gold mining operation in the world. Partnering for even greater success, this agreement demonstrates Eurotire’s global positioning statement of ‘Wherever you mine, we are there with service and support for our tyres,” says the Eurotire technical managers currently assisting on-site. “Eurotire’s Eurocare approach demonstrates we don’t just supply OTR tyres; we care for our customers as well as their mining operations and we are here to assist them in achieving their goals.”

The agreement was reached after completing multiple in-depth, full-tyre audits. Consequently, Eurotire was able to provide Kumtor with a detailed recommendation that insures fully optimized tyre performance and therefore, reduce the amount of time the machines might otherwise stand idle. The on-site audit also served to help clarify the customer’s Key Performance Indicators.

Using the Eurotire maintenance program guidelines set forth will insure the mine will receive the best OTR tyre performance from its tyre investment. To date, some of the Eurotire 40.00-57 tyres have already achieved more than 7000 hours of operation.

Kumtor Gold Mine is an open-pit gold mining site in Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan, about 350km southeast of the capital Bishkek and 80km south of Lake Issyk-Kul near the border with China. Kumtor is owned by Canadian mining company, Centerra Gold, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kumtor Gold Company.

Eurotire is a leader in the OTR tyre industry. Its products are in operation on haul trucks, wheel loaders, and other heavy equipment used in the world’s most demanding surface mining applications. Eurotire is strategically located on five continents to serve the needs of its global customers.