CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2006) — Coral Springs-based import/export firm World Trade Association (WTA) has struck a deal with an Italian tire trading company to become the North American distributor of the Maitech all-steel radial off-the-road tire line.
The Maitech brand, distributed by Uzmai International S.r.l. of Verona, Italy, is available in sizes up to 25-inch rim diameter, according to WTA Vice President Jim DeChene, who said the tire has “major brand quality” at below major brand cost.
Uzmai, an Italian-Turkish joint venture, is making the tires at a 2-year-old plant in Izmit, Turkey, according to an Uzmai spokesman.
The Maitech line is targeted at heavy-duty vehicles such as earthmovers, bulldozers, loaders, tractors, dumpers, cranes and fire-and-rescue transport vehicles. Sizes will range initially from 15.5R25 to 445/95R25; orders are containerload only, WTA said.
WTA also offers the Xtreme line of Chinese-made bias OTR tire in sizes ranging from 14.00-24/12 TL to 40.00-57/68 E4 TL.
WTA offers product liability insurance and warranty coverage on both the Maitech and Xtreme brands.
WTA, an importer/exporter of industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle tires and related automotive products, was established in 1998.