Aeolus Tyre goes green in China
If Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. was playing environmental poker, it would be "all in." The company is producing all its truck, trailer and earthmover tires in a clean, sustainable way.
According to the company, it is the first Chinese tire maker "to go completely green."
At a recent gathering in Jiaozuo, China, Aeolus Tyres Vice President and General Manager Wang Feng unveiled a number of important developments. “Aeolus has declared that it accepts its responsibilities to future generations," he said.
"We want to make the greatest possible contribution to a clean environment, achieve resource savings and offer the highest possible quality and safety with our products. After all, our motto is ‘Building a Better & Green Future,' and that is what we believe in. We will be demonstrating that every day from now on."
Feng says his company's production is truly green’ and sustainable.
"We are doing that in a way which has earned us the waste zero emission label. We produce the tires themselves with no toxic substances, and by making the most efficient possible use of resources.
"In terms of technology, we have been working closely with Goodyear for some time. Their expertise is helping to achieve our objectives. We want to continue to develop into a tier two brand over the coming years.”
As the host of the gathering, Feng welcomed senior executives from the Chinese rubber and chemical industries and from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., together with the main importers from Europe and the United States.
“We have been working with Aeolus for many years, and are delighted with the new progressive approach which the brand has adopted in terms of its production methods," says Jan Heuver, managing director of Heuver Tyrewholesale (Netherlands). "That will help to strengthen the brand enormously in all the European countries where we are the exclusive importer.
"There are not many brands which can already offer ‘green’ production. At the same time, Aeolus is able to maintain its value for money proposition.”
n order to achieve its "green" goals, Aeolus Tyres has focused on raw materials and their processing; the production process, specifically the use of lower temperatures and the reduction of dust; and new tire profiles and lower tire weight.
Aeolus Tyre is part of ChemChina, one of the world’s largest companies. In the United States, the Aeolus brand is distributed by Alliance Tire Americas Inc.