SHOW LIVE: Global expansion under way for Stephenson

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Exhibiting this year in the enlarged chemicals and materials area of Tire Technology Expo, Stephenson Alkon Solutions is responding to increased demand for its premium powder anti-tacks for tire compounds. The Leeds, UK-based company has recently appointed a new sales and marketing director and expanded both its technical team and its product range to meet increased interest, particularly from Asia.

Stephenson has recently restarted its business in India with a new partnership put in place to succeed a joint-venture that had previously ended. The company already had its own distributor and warehouse in China, and has now added a new distributor covering southeast Asian markets such as Vietnam and Thailand. And while Leeds remains the hub for R&D and manufacturing for now, future investment in China or elsewhere in Asia is being considered: “To be competitive in those markets, you have to consider manufacturing there,” said product manager, Matt Payne.

Tire Technology Expo runs until Thursday, February 18 in halls 19 & 20 at the Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany. For more information or to register for a free exhibition pass, go to

February 16, 2016

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