4 September 2023 – TMT Tanks & Trailers, a leading Italian trailer manufacturer, has selected Apollo Tyres’ EnduRace RT2 tyre as original equipment (OE) for its premium ‘moving floor’ truck trailers. The partnership marks another milestone for the tyre manufacturer as it expands its portfolio of OE relationships across Europe.
TMT has just taken delivery of its first order from Apollo Tyres, including two different sizes of the EnduRace RT2 for 22.5-inch wheels: the 385/65 R22.5 and the new 385/55 R22.5 which was launched last month.
Produced at Apollo Tyres’ Gyöngyöshalász plant in Hungary, the EnduRace RT2 features an advanced structure and tread pattern that affords even wear and uniform pressure distribution across a wide contact area, minimising rolling resistance and noise, as well as ensuring low rates of wear to help manage whole-life costs. The tyre has been designed with a reinforced casing and a tread compound which reduces abrasion and heat build-up to offer enhanced tear-resistance and levels of durability 1.7 times greater than the European regulatory requirement.
The EnduRace RT2 also offers outstanding grip in wet and winter conditions. The tyre is certified for snow grip with the ‘three-peak mountain snowflake’ mark, ensuring high levels of performance and safety throughout the year.
Apollo Tyres launched the second-generation EnduRace RT line in 2021, building on the success of the original in 2017. The new tyre has been a popular choice among medium- and long-distance hauliers in Europe, offering improvements across the board over its predecessor; most notably, rolling resistance, wet grip and durability.
Berardo Di Giuseppe, TMT General Manager, commented: “With over 50 years in this sector, we have developed a good understanding of what our customers want. Our focus on premium performance, quality and innovation carries through to all elements of our products, which is why we selected the Apollo EnduRace RT2.”
John Nikhil Joy, Cluster Director Europe – Truck & Bus Tyres, Apollo Tyres, said: “This collaboration further emphasizes the exceptional quality of our expanding TBR product line-up. I extend my gratitude to Giuseppe Russo – Truck & Bus Sales Manager Europe for securing TMT business for Apollo. The EnduRace RT2 has become a highly sought-after tyre in Europe, in its second generation, offering remarkable improvements across the board and presenting companies like TMT with a reliable tyre featuring impressive performance attributes.”
TMT Tanks & Trailers is one of the fastest-growing transport sector businesses in Italy and has won numerous awards for its innovative trailer designs. Today, TMT has over 800 clients and more than 60 partners.
Most recently, TMT was nominated in the ‘Smart Trailer’ category at the Trailer Innovation Awards for its ‘moving floor’ truck trailers, which are specialised loading and unloading systems that allow the unloading of bulk material without the need for tilting mechanisms.
For more information about the EnduRace range, visit: https://www.apollotyres.com/en-gb/truck-and-bus-tyres/