Designed to provide the perfect balance for the load, deflection and shock absorption; new pneumatic tyres have revolutionised the transport and automobile industry across the world.The value of global market demand for new rubber pneumatic tyres is estimated to reach about USD $287.5 billion by the end of 2020 with Latin American, the Middle East and Africa being the largest emerging market for pneumatic rubber tyre while aircraft and aerospace tyres are the fastest growing industry segment.
At present, the global pneumatic tyre market is dominated by radial and cross-ply tires and top pneumatic tire manufacturers in the world includes Japan, China, Korea and India.
Manufactured with natural and synthetic rubber, carbon black, steel wire, petrochemicals reinforcing materials Sri Lankan new pneumatic tyre manufacturers produce a range of tyres that suits many types of vehicles, including cars, bicycles, motorcycles, buses, trucks, and heavy equipment with the exception of aircraft tyres.
Natural rubber accounts for nearly 30% of the pneumatic tyre manufacturing in Sri Lanka and is fully sourced from local resources. A considerable portion of the tyres manufactured in Sri Lanka serves the local market and the country also exports pneumatic tyres to the USA, Germany, Canada and Mexico.
Pneumatic rubber tyres manufacturing process in Sri Lanka complies with ISO 9001:2008, and the products are manufactured according to the e-mark (e4) certification, ECE (Economic Commission for Europe) certification, BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification, SONCAP certification and GSO certifications in compliance with the industry’s export requirements.