Prinx Chengshan, manufacturers of the Austone range of tyres, which are distributed in Ireland by Euro Tyre Sales, has received the TÜV SÜD test mark for its new DR606 drive axle tyre.
The DR606 truck tyre was tested in particular with regard to the four specially tested product characteristics of wet braking, pass-by noise, rolling resistance, and robustness – passing these directly. It is the first tyre from Prinx Chengshan to receive the mark.
The German TÜV test mark stands for safety, reliability, neutrality and a very high quality standard. Companies receive the seal of approval for their products and production facilities after voluntary testing based on the TÜV testing and certification regulations.
Thomas Wohlgemuth, managing director of Prinx Chengshan Tire Europe said: “The cooperation with TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH is very important for us as a European subsidiary of Prinx Chengshan in order to carry out a neutral, very high-quality test of our tyre products under the highest TÜV standards and to target our products specifically to the European market. If our tyres pass the TÜV test, this immediately provides proof of the quality and performance of our tyres.”
The certified Prinx Chengshan DR606 was designed as a truck drive axle tyre of the new on-road series for regional and long-distance traffic and offers “first-class mileage, excellent durability and retreadability”, according to the tyre maker. In addition, the tyre impresses with good performance in all-season use and offers excellent traction on dry, wet and snowy roads thanks to its “Cap & Base” tread design, while at the same time providing low fuel consumption due to its optimised rolling resistance.
Wohlgemuth added: “We are very pleased that our DR606 drive axle tyre has been certified with the internationally renowned and coveted German TÜV-Süd tyre seal. For us as an international company, it is both a milestone and a testament to the outstanding quality of our tyres.
“We also see increased development opportunities for the European market on the basis of the quality seal, because the certificate has a signalling power: it is perceived and accepted accordingly by the market and creates confidence in our product.”
The DR606 is developed in China and Europe; production takes place in Thailand.