Continental AG is "repositioning" itself within the industrial tire segment with three brands of products for a variety of applications and customers. The tires will be sold under the Continental, General and Barum brands.
Prabhash Subasinghe, managing director of Sri Lanka-based Global Rubber Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. (GRI), is looking forward to the new year. "I see 2021 as a year of endurance and growth for GRI," he says.
Prabhash Subasinghe oversees all operations of Global Rubber Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. (GRI), from product development and manufacturing to the Sri Lanka-based company’s sales operations, which span 50 countries.
A rebound in construction activity, from civil engineering projects like roads, bridges, wind farms, and airports to residential and commercial buildings, explains some of the growing demand for solid industrial tires.
In 2010, rental companies began expanding their fleets of telescopic handlers, called telehandlers for short, kicking off a trend that is expected to continue for several years. That’s good news for commercial tire dealers, as the telehandler equipment purchased at the start of the buying spree now needs replacement tires.