Reducing fuel consumption over long distances

11 October 2013
We initiated an important development and innovation program for the MARIX range of retreaded truck tyres, with the objective of improving the performance of one specific parameter - rolling resistance - which will be a decisive factor in the decision making process for professional users and fleets operating over long distances.

Marketed under the Energeco brand, which conveys the objective of energy savings and low environmental impact that are typical of retreaded tyres, the MARIX range of retreaded tyres for long distances covers a wide selection of the truck product catalogue, and has recently been upgraded with the objective of achieving equivalent levels of rolling resistance to new tyres.

This has been made possible by adopting a series of measures and innovations involving both the product and the process. The development of treads with differentiated configurations has been the main focus of the work carried in our Research & Development centre, using both the company’s own tyre tester and measuring footprint pressure distribution during testing.

Using this technology, it is possible to achieve constant rolling resistance levels, even in the presence of casings having different characteristics in terms of age, use and original pattern. At the same time, checking that pressure on the footprint is uniform allows mileage to remain unchanged in the different segments of application.