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Tyre makers announce big plans for Tyrexpo Africa 2012

6 - 8 March 2012, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Leading international tyre manufacturers are gearing up for next year's Tyrexpo Africa 2012 exhibition by announcing plans for new products aimed at increasing penetration of southern African markets.

Among them will be the popular and successful Infinity brand, distributed by Tyrecor, for whom managing director Charl de Villiers, says: "Tyrecor is looking forward to the upcoming Tyrexpo Africa 2012. We will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary and will make use of this opportunity to exhibit the brands that we represent in Southern Africa. We have recently expanded our Infinity UHP range and will showcase many of these new sizes at the show.

He continues: "Solideal Construction tyres and Starmaxx Agricultural tyres will also feature in our line-up of products. Both these brands have received great support since being introduced to the market and we wish to build on this. We would like to invite all our customers to join us at Tyrexpo Africa 2012 and come and experience first-hand our quality brands and join in the 10th anniversary celebrations."

Singapore based Stamford Tyres is another leading manufacturer returning to exhibit at TyrexpoAfrica 2012 and will use the event to launch several new products in both their private brand, Firenza, and exclusive brand, Falken.

Taking centre stage will be the launch of the brand's first 4x4/SUV tyre - the Firenza AT186 which will initially be available in sizes ranging from 15 to 17 inches.

There will also be a combination of Falken brands which are exclusively distributed throughout South Africa by the Stamford Tyres Group. At the same time the very latest Falken UHP pattern will be introduced, the FK453 which will become the new flagship pattern in the high performance sector. The FK453 will be available in sizes ranging from 16 to 22 inches and has a specially designed tread pattern for super handling and performance on wet roads.

Stamford Tyres has established a growing presence throughout South Africa and currently operates sales and administration bases in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein, which support strategically placed warehouses across the country.

Tubestone, the local distributor of BKT and Nankang tyres, will be another prominent exhibitor next March. India's BKT is one of the world's leading manufacturers of Off Highway tyres and supply Tubestone with their range of agricultural, construction, industrial, earthmover and port application tyres.

Nankang provide the company's passenger tyre range and remains on the forefront in technology and quality. They aim to constantly improve comfort, speed and safety in transportation.

"Tyrexpo Africa is utilised to raise our presence in the market, showcase new and existing products and interact with show visitors" says Pieter Kruger, Tubestone's managing director.

According to Pieter, delegates can once again expect an impressive setup from Tubestone, BKT and Nankang, with plans for a professional, yet comfortable and relaxing area for visitors. They urge visitors to stop by their stands, C01 and D01, where Tubestone, Nankang and BKT exhibiting employees will be happy to supply more information regarding their products.

Techking is another brand keen to promote its all-round production capabilities which has seen the recent launch of new truck and bus tyres in the TBR range and development of the new ETMPT 1 tyre for loaders, graders and backhoe applications.

While tyres will naturally have a high profile at the show, visitors will also have the opportunity to see the latest in workshop equipment and accessories from leading suppliers. These will include Automotive Equipment, Hofmann Megaplan, Launch Technologies, Leaderquip, Leadertread, Robert Bosch, SDS Systemtechnik, Wheelquip and Haweka.

Tyrexpo Africa 2012 takes place between 6-8 March at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg (SCC), South Africa.