LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Marangoni Meccanica S.p.A.'s TRM – Tyre Retreading Machinery division has signed Shamrock Marketing Inc. of Louisville to be the authorized U.S. dealer for its Latitude Series of automated retreading equipment.
The new line is built around a robotic-style buffing machine that is designed to minimize process time, increase buffing texture consistency and reduce labor.
Louisville-based Shamrock plans to demonstrate the equipment at its facility during the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville March 22-24.
"Our vision is to bring automation to the retreading process and offer a complete alternative to the market in the U.S. We believe that our portfolio, combined with the service and support of Shamrock, offers an unbeatable value to the end client," TRM General Manager Alessandro Villa said.
Shamrock Marketing Vice President Doug Conley said, "The future of retreading is automation that produces a better-quality retread, faster, smarter, and at a lower cost. TRM has the heritage, experience, know-how, and resources to bring the retread process to a level of automation that will help ensure retreading's future."
This new deal expands Shamrock Marketing's retread portfolio measurably. The distributor also represents Turkish retread equipment maker Akar Makina Sanayi Ltd., Italian mold maker Marigo S.r.l. and shearography inspection equipment maker Steinbichler Optotechnik and offers turnkey engineering services.