LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2013) — Retread industry supplier Shamrock Marketing Inc. is partnering with Turkish retread equipment maker Akar Makina Sanayi Ltd. to establish a demonstration and training center at Shamrock's headquarters in Louisville.
The facility, set to open later this year, will feature "state-of-the-art" truck tire retread equipment from Akar Makina, Shamrock said, providing customers an opportunity to see the firm's equipment in action. Among the equipment in use will be a CNC buffer, 24-tire autoclave, tread builder, inspection spreaders, skive stations, monorail system, etc., Shamrock said.
Additionally, Shamrock will start using the facility for retreading and repair training in early 2014.
Eskişehir, Turkey-based Akar Makina, founded in 1990, manufactures machinery/equipment for the truck and OTR tire retreading and steel industries, including autoclaves and pressured vessels to various industries. Akar Makina's product portfolio in the OTR sector covers machinery for tires with rim diameters of 25 to 63 inches.
Shamrock Marketing has supplied the retread industry with equipment and supplies since 1992.