Federal finds followers in southern Africa
Federal Corp. recently held two driving events in Africa. A Federal ride-and-drive with SA Tyre Distributors was held near Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa. And the company participated in this year’s Castrol 4x4 Jamboree in Zimbabwe, a country in the southern part of the continent.
In Gauteng, SA Tyres hosted a riding experience for its clients and salesmen at the Gerotek Testing Facility. The drivers tested numerous Federal tires under hazardous driving conditions.
“The development of Federal applications featuring low rolling resistance compound and construction was impressive in terms of noise, vibration and harshness,” agreed Troy Carter and David Evans, managing directors of SA Tyres. “You can tell the difference from behind the wheel, especially when navigating through obstacle road course in a valley with rapid ascents and decents, including airborne travel and 90 degree turns at very high speeds.”
In the Republic of Zimbabwe, Clarry Viljoen, sales manager for Taita Trading, the Federal-appointed sole distributor in the country, competed in the 17th annual running of the Castrol 4x4 Jamboree on Federal Couragia M/T tires. The jamboree is Zimbabwe’s second biggest motorsport event, second only to the annual Zimbabwe Challenge Rally in terms of the scale.
“Such challenge is simply irresistible,” says Viljoen. “Federal’s premium 4x4 segment of Couragia M/T as a whole assessed perfectly to traction and handling, while it also performed well in the braking and balancing, drove out of the sand ruts with ease.”