WAALWIJK, Netherlands — Off-the-road tire specialist Magna Tyre Group has initiated production of its MA01+ loader/grader tires in Thailand, which the Waalwijk-based company said allows it to avoid the anti-dumping duties on products from China.
Magna, which only recently started producing tires at its own factory in the Netherlands, did not identify its off-take manufacturing partner in Thailand.
Magna said the MA01+ is an E3/L3 tire designed for wheel loaders, dozers, scrapers, graders and articulated dump trucks and features a non-directional tread pattern, all-steel construction and a tread compound optimized for cut- and abrasion-resistance.
It's available in five 25-inch rim diameter sizes — 17.5R25, 20.5R25, 23.5R25, 26.5R25 and 29.5R25 — with additional sizes and tire lines expected in 2019.
Magna said sourcing in Thailand will allow it to increase its presence in the growing U.S. OTR tire market. The move also will help the company meet customer demand worldwide.
Magna is represented in North America by Magna Tyres Canada Ltd. in Aurora, Ontario.