11 February 2000

The low-profile TM700 is claimed to be the first 70 Series radial tyre to be launched.


AFTER one year the joint venture between tyre manufacturers Pirelli and Trelleborg is starting to bear fruit.

Now trading as Trelleborg Wheel Systems, with its headquarters based near Rome, a series of new products have been planned for the coming year.

After the launch of the TM800 and TM 800 High Speed tyres comes the TM600, a new 85 Series tubeless tyre, which should be available within the next six months.

The new company also reports substantial investment, with £10m being used to increase production capacity and quality levels. Tyre production is 900 units a day, comprising 119 different sizes. Output is set to rise next year.

Turnover, at over £100m, is forecast for further growth.