Over the last decade, off-the-road (OTR) tyre selection has expanded in Australia; however, mine managers, maintenance supervisors and purchasing officers are still exercising caution when faced with new, unknown, or untested brands.
The ability for mining companies to source top-quality, competitively-priced OTR truck tyres from reliable suppliers, is paramount to the continued success of their operations. However, similar to maintenance, many mines overlook their future tyre requirements, instead relying on suppliers to provide them periodically on a contractual basis.
Tyre failure can be disastrous for mining businesses, with unplanned downtime spent searching for the right suppliers or lead-time spent waiting for stock to arrive potentially leading to serious production loss. However, an oversupply of tyre stock due to ongoing supply contracts can also wreak havoc on a mine’s bottom line.
It is possible for mines to get the best of both worlds, with OTR tyres supplied by local distributors that source top-quality products made in state-of-the-art offshore manufacturing facilities. Well-respected local Australian company Tyres4U has a long history in tyre distribution and offers Australian mining companies a no lock-in contract.
Many mining companies are realising the benefits of sourcing tyres with fairer agreements, allowing them to buy what they need, as needed, when they need it – eradicating the problems associated with surplus tyre stock and tyre on-selling.
High-quality radial OTR and truck tyres purchased from Tyres4U can offer value-added outcomes and high serviceability, providing the perfect replacement tyres to save money.
Tyres4U will also work with mining operations on forecasting, and offer one invoice for multiple sites, as well as online account monitoring.
Tyres4U is a leading independent Australasian tyre distributor headquartered in Sydney, and is dedicated to providing tyres to help increase productivity and lower mining operating costs.
Established 25 years ago, Tyres4U is a privately-owned company that works with customers to create solutions.
The company operates 15 distribution centres and a network of 300 service centres across Australia, NZ and PNG, and are long term exclusive agent for well-known tyre brand Double Coin in Australasia.
Double Coin is a long established Shanghai-based specialist manufacturer of radial tyres for trucks and OTR vehicles, including earthmovers.
Double Coin tyres offer premium quality without the premium price. They are fully-tested and accredited to ISO 9002 international quality guidelines, and are used by some of the leading mining companies in the USA and around the world. Established in the 1920s, Double Coin is one of the longest-running tyre manufacturers in China, offering an extensive range of long-lasting earthmoving and mining tyres developed specifically for use in harsh conditions.
To find out more about how Tyres4U and Double Coin can develop a no lock-in contract for you site, click here to read this free whitepaper, ‘A Smarter Way to Buy: Off-the-road truck tyres for the modern Australian mine’.