Mitas opens two-wheeler production facility in India

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Mitas has formally inaugurated a new two-wheeler tire production facility in India to serve the international motorcycle market.

The advanced facility is the result of a joint venture with the Mahansaria Group, with the two companies combining their expertise to bring Mitas tire engineering into the two-wheeler tire market.

“On behalf of everyone at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, I am honored to have seen the first of many Mitas two-wheeler tires come off the production line at this state-of-the-art facility,” said Paolo Pompei, president of Trelleborg Wheel Systems, during the opening event. “Developed alongside our strategic joint-venture partner, Mahansaria Group, who bring over 30 years of experience in leading successful businesses for off-highway tires, this facility will further reinforce the Mitas brand in the high-performance market and expand our global presence. It is a great achievement by all involved, and we are happy to write a new chapter in the history of our Mitas brand as we look forward to continued joint success.”

“At Mahansaria Group, it is our pleasure to embark on a long and exciting journey with Trelleborg Wheel Systems and support them in building and bolstering Mitas’s position as a formidable global brand,” added managing director Yogesh Mahansaria. “This state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is a convergence of our ‘tough and rugged’ DNA, having built leading global brands in the off-highway tire industry over three decades, and Mitas’s technological expertise in the world of two wheels. It also marks our group’s foray into the ever-evolving Indian performance two-wheeler tire market. We are very excited about this partnership with Trelleborg Wheel Systems and look forward to an exciting journey ahead.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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