Magna Tyres Group to expand OTR tire production at its Hardenberg plant

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Earlier this year Magna Tyres Group began production at its Hardenberg factory in the Netherlands. Now, only six months after the grand opening in January, the first expansion – which almost doubles production capacity at the facility – has already been completed.

The additional capacity will enable the company to keep up with the fast growing demand for the popular 26.5 R25 and 29.5 R25 OTR tire sizes by improving product availability – and ultimately boosting Magna’s sales.

The 29.5 R25-sized Magna MA02 is an E3+ / L3+ tire designed for wheel loaders, dumpers, scrapers and bulldozers. The tire’s wide shoulders ensure the biggest possible contact surface for more traction.

The rubber compound, which is applied in all Magna’s OTR tires, is said to be highly resistant against chip and chunk and wear. The reinforced shoulder and sidewall protection also increase resistance against impacts.

The all-steel radial carcass and advanced construction with improved belt layers provide a high level of comfort and heat build-up resistance, therefore ensuring a longer service life.

The 26.5 R25 Magna M-Terrain meanwhile, is an E4 tire with a deep and robust profile, designed for heavy dumper applications in day mines, excavations, scrap processing sites and for transportation in underground mines.

The same wide shoulder area characteristic of the MA02, is also used on the M-Terrain, and is designed to enhance grip in challenging off-road conditions.

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