RIGDON starts strong with quality products

Press Release
Günzburg, February 18, 2015

RIGDON starts strong with quality products “Made in Germany” – including tires and accessories for earth movers, excavators, and cranes.

The established quality products “Made in Germany” of the RIGDON brand are now available nationwide. In addition to traditional truck tires, the extensive and innovative RIGDON product range includes retread products for earth movers, construction vehicles and cranes, with an emphasis on top-quality hot-cure retreading processes. The product spectrum is rounded out by services (tire repair, filling), and intermediate rings developed by RIGDON for heavy equipment tires.

In mid-December 2014, RIGDON GmbH, headquartered in Günzburg / Bavaria, took over the tire retreading, sales and service operations of the Reifen-Ihle Group and created the corporate strategy RIGDON 2020. In the context of RIGDON 2020, the decision was made to expand our sales regions. In addition to implementing a targeted increase of the RIGDON sales force, we are increasing our focus on developing key accounts hand in hand with trading. Distribution logistics and the recovery of premium casings are already well established, ensuring an efficient supply chain nationwide. Both our new and established sales regions made a strong start in 2015, when sprinters were sent out to present our retread products to customers, and were met with enthusiastic interest.

In the area of earth movers, RIGDON focuses on hot-cure retreads, primarily with Michelin pattern HA. Cold-cure retreads with various tread types are also available. RIGDON provides a 5-year full guarantee of all of its retread EM tires. The product spectrum ranges from 15,5 R 25 to 26,5 R25. End-to-end, TÜV-tested quality control, beginning with the inspection and shearography analysis of incoming casings to the final quality inspection. A bead to bead retreading is performed, for better stability as compared with cold refurbishing. As earth mover experts, for many years RIGDON has had an in-house mold-making facility with its own engineers. This guarantees flexibility and products with outstanding contact surface optimization. For retreading, we use the customer’s own casings or strictly premium casings.

RIGDON will expand the selection of hot-cure EM tire retreads, especially in the 25 inch range, and continually develop the entire product portfolio, together with its long-time partners in the areas of rubber blends, tread strips, and production processes. This creates the foundation for the well known quality of products from Günzburg.

The RIGDON product spectrum is rounded out by all types of services related to tire repair and mounting. To avoid tire failures in difficult terrain, RIGDON has for many years offered high performance, eco-friendly tire filling for industrial and forklift tires, earth mover tires, wheel loaders, and construction and farm vehicles.

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