Change of Direction at Kingpin

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Kingpin to focus on recycling following a move away from its retreading operations.

A new era begins at Kingpin Tyres, the Shropshire tyre retreading firm has finally decided to call a day on its retreading operations and focus on recycling.

Kingpin Tyres Focus on Recycling

After 45 years in Wem, competition from budget tyres and the high price of raw materials has driven the company to rethink its direction. It has been collecting tyres as part of its retread operation, and for some time has been shredding those tyres it could not retread. So, the development of Kingpin Tyres into a full tyre recycling operation is an easy step for the firm.

Factory manager Mark Cartwright said, “The recyclingshredding – side of the business is very strong and we obviously continue to run the tyre collections.”

The firm was launched by Jack Crangle in 1973. His son Barry and daughter Deborah later took on the running of the firm.

 

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

 

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