Cheng Shin buys rolling resistance testing equipment

Order Reprints

Taiwan´s Cheng Shin Group has ordered multiple Model 860 Rolling Resistance Tire Test Systems from MTS Systems Corp.

The multi-million dollar order for the passenger and light truck tire systems continues the relationship between the companies. Cheng Shin has ordered multiple MTS FlatTrac III Tire Test Systems in the past.

"We rely on MTS tire test systems to measure the full spectrum of performance attributes that define a tire´s competitive advantage," says David Tseng, group research and development technical executive. "The ability to capture this critical data accurately and efficiently is integral to our mission of manufacturing superior products that meet and surpass international quality standards."

According to MTS chairman and CEO Sidney Emery Jr., the Asia-Pacific automotive market "is advancing rapidly in both size and sophistication."

The Model 860 Rolling Resistance Tire Test System features a modular design. It also is engineered with an automated control system and proprietary MTS multi-axial force transducers that allow rolling resistance, or drag force, to be measured to within 0.5 N.

Sales for Changhwa, Taiwan-based Cheng Shin approached $1 billion in 2004, according to the company. Its total capital is about $530 million.

Cheng Shin Group is comprised of Cheng Shin (Taiwan), Cheng Shin-Toyo (China), Cheng Shin-Xiamen (China), Cheng Shin-Petrel (China), Cheng Shin-Tianjin (China) and MAXXIS International (Thailand). Under the MAXXIS trademark, the group produces tires for bicycles, ATVs and go-carts, motorcycles, passenger cars, light and industrial trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and agricultural tractors.

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