Trelleborg to feature smart tire solutions at IMHX 2016


Trelleborg Wheel Systems will showcase smart solutions for the materials handling market at the IMHX 2016 International Materials Handling Exhibition, in Birmingham, UK, on 13-16 September. It will highlight its premium Pit Stop Line solid tires, together with the service brand Interfit and the new online-based I-Rent solution.

Richard Lyons, regional manager Northern Europe, said, “At Trelleborg Wheel Systems we believe that as a strategic partner to the forklift industry we need to be fully committed to delivering innovative solutions with improved added value to our customers. We go beyond the products themselves and aim to be the applications expert that helps customers to achieve their goals.”

Trelleborg’s Pit Stop Line enables forklift owners and operators to plan more easily and accurately than ever before for tire replacement, which eliminates unplanned downtime. The Pit Stop Line provides an unmissable visual indicator when a tire needs replacing; once a tire has worn down to a point when there are about 100 hours of tire life left, a bright orange line appears on its surface. The Pit Stop Line feature is available on the premium Trelleborg Elite XP and Trelleborg M² tyres.

Trelleborg’s service operation, Interfit, offers a nationwide and professional on-site replacement tire fitting service, along with the widest range of premium industrial tire in the market.

As part of its service excellence program, Interfit manages tire replacement using both mobile presses and an exchange wheel service. Interfit’s multi-brand offering means it always offers the right tire to customers based on their exact requirements. Interfit has become a key partner to the global materials handling industry with operations in three continents.

Trelleborg is also demonstrating its new I-Rent solution at IMHX. This new web-based service allows forklift truck dealers to include accurately calculated full cost of tires in their lease contracts. Historically, only a small percentage of lease contracts have made provision for tires – typically one set per year – due to the complexity of differing end-user requirements. Based around Trelleborg’s applications expertise, I-Rent overcomes this and provides an accurate monthly cost for tires, meaning forklift dealers can offer their users a single source and invoice for parts and maintenance.

Lyons added, “The Pit Stop Line and service solutions such as Interfit and I-Rent are clear demonstrations of Trelleborg’s ability to put its applications expertise to use in delivering added value to our customers. We are delighted to be showcasing all these solutions at IMHX 2016, and are looking forward to welcoming customers and visitors to our stand.”

September 9, 2016

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