MADISON, Tenn.—Marangoni Tread North America Inc. has signed four more licensees in the U.S. in the past several months, including three that are committed to the firm's Ringtread spliceless premium retreading process.
The new Marangoni affiliates are Tire Service L.L.C. in Jacksonville, Fla.; Quality Tire & Service L.L.C. in Munford, Tenn.; Industrial Tire of CNY in Syracuse, N.Y.; and J&R Tire Inc. in Fairburn, Ga.
At the same time, though, Marangoni is losing a longtime licensee, Brahler's Truckers Supply Inc. in Jacksonville, Ill., which was bought recently by Continental Tire the Americas' BestDrive L.L.C. unit, which is converting Brahler's plant in Jacksonville to its ContiLifeCycle system.
Tire Service and J&R Tire are using Marangoni's Ringtread spliceless and Unitread conventional precure retreading processes, while Quality Tire is committed to the Ringtread process and Industrial Tire is using the Unitread system only.
The signings bring to 23 the number of retreaders in the U.S. allied with Madison-based Marangoni, a subsidiary of Italy's Marangoni S.p.A. There also are four plants in Canada, operated by two licensees.
For Tire Service, the deal puts the Jacksonville-based commercial tire dealer into retreading for the first time.