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GT Radial expands its truck tyre portfolio with four new launches at Reifen 2012

The GAR820 and GDR619 are regional steer and drive tyres respectively, created to respond to the fast development of modern medium sized trucks increased requirements for comfort, noise, wet and dry handling and excellent wear out performances. Both initially available in size 215/75R17.5, four other main sizes in the 17.5 segment will come to market by 2013. The GAR820 and GDR619 carry M+S marking indicating good winter performances.

The GDR621 is a regional winter drive tyre in size 315/80R22.5 This new pattern has been thoroughly tested in various winter conditions in Europe over several years, and found to work excellent in both severe winter conditions as well as the mid-European combination of dry, wet, snow and ice. The size range will progressively be expanded in 2013.

GTL925 is a new long haul trailer tyre available in 435/50R19.5 size. Designed for high cube trailers mainly operating in international long haul transports, the GTL925 is the first size in a future range of upgraded trailer tyres that will enhance end users transport performance.

The company’s first retreaded tyre – GT REE TREAD -also made its first European appearance having been launched at The Commercial Vehicle Show 2012. An acronym for reliable, economical and environmental, the GTR990 tyre is a high quality, hot cure bead-to-bead retread built on GT Radial casings, available in a regional trailer pattern and in 385/65R22.5 sizing.

All new products are the result of the company’s advanced testing and evaluation programme with more than 1,000 tyres on field test across Europe. The casings of each are also designed for retreading using both cold and hot processes.

Peter Foulkes, Marketing Manager Europe – Truck and Bus at GT Radial, said: "Research, development and meeting the needs of the market are paramount concerns, and we have a very comprehensive new product stream to be launched between now and 2014.

"We are the number four player in the world in the bus and truck tyre market through our strategy of offering advanced products in a wide range of sizes at attractive price points with excellent service and technical back up."

"The new products unveiled at Reifen 2012 underline our commitment to this approach. Products such as GAR820, GDR619, GDR621, GTL925 and GT REE TREAD offer real advantages for operators and we expect them to help us increase our penetration into the European markets."

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