Kenda Debuts Tech Center in Northeast Ohio
Even with a team of 25 engineers and $2 million worth of tire testing equipment in place, there is a lot of space to fill at Kenda Rubber Industrial Co.’s new technology center in Green, Ohio. Tom Williams, Kenda’s vice president of engineering, is planning to add more engineers and equipment to the 50,000-square-foot facility.
Kenda gave more than 50 of its distributors and dealers a look at its North American Technical Center (KATC) near Akron at an open house on June 20, 2016.
Mechanical and chemical engineers demonstrated developmental and testing equipment and engineering tools, including a high speed uniformity/rolling resistance test machine. “Our proprietary design tools will accelerate our ability to offer cost-effective products to the aftermarket and original equipment markets,” says Williams.