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Marangoni GRP launches India’s first Ringtread franchisee at Cochin

Marangoni GRP Private Limited (MGPL), the JV company active in the commercial vehicle retreading sector in India, has launched its first full service Ringtread franchisee in India at Cochin, Kerala – Autobahn retreading – part of Autobahn Trucking Corporation Ltd.

The retreading workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Giuseppe Marangoni, Vice President, Marangoni Group and Mr. Harsh Gandhi, CEO of GRP.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Marangoni said, “For us India is a key growth market. We strongly believe that in Ringtread, Marangoni’s splice-less retread, we have a solution that will significantly reduce the operating costs of fleets in India and having a franchisee partner like Autobahn is essential to taking this successfully to the market. The retreading Market in India needs to further professionalize and get organized and we hope to be the forefront of this transformation.”

Autobahn retreading, part of Autobahn Trucking Corporation Ltd, is the Kerala Dealer for Bharat Benz Trucks. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Mohamed Farzad, MD said “We are proud to be associated with Marangoni GRP to bring cutting edge technology to the market. We hope the customers will find value and ultimately result in revenue boost to the truck operators”.

Martin Kalagin, Marangoni’s Asian Operations Director, sees Marangoni’s engagement in India over the past four years validated by the fact, that Autobahn had selected the Marangoni-GRP retreading System after an extensive investigation of all available options in the market – “being chosen by a highly professional company like Autobahn, means that we have managed to correctly tailor-fit our standard Global retreading System to the Indian Market requirement”.

Autobahn retreading will use Marangoni’s global processes to give new life to worn-out tyres, provide quick service to fleets and also provide tyre consultancy – all with the objective of helping fleets become more efficient. Kerala’s truck tyre customers now have access to one of the world’s leading tyre retreading technology – Ringtread.

Hemant Kaul, CEO of MGPL, emphasizes Marangoni-GRP’s commitment, to setting up a pan-India network of franchisees and make Marangoni’s globally proven tyre retreading technology available on a larger scale to the Indian market within the next two years.