The Italian tyre company, Pirelli, has announced a plan to start selling truck and bus tyres in North America.
Revealing the plans for a push into the US and Canada, Pirelli said they will offer commercial truck and bus tyres through a new entity, TP Commercial Solutions LLC.
Pirelli already has 40 fleets trailing its heavy vehicle tyres in North America and Clif Armstrong, president of TP Commercial Solutions LLC, says he expects a positive response from operators for the quality Pirelli products.
“Pirelli’s strategy for car and light truck products in North America is focused on premium products customized for the particular needs of the market,”
“With the launch of the commercial truck business, we plan to do the same thing – adapt the excellent technology and leadership of the Pirelli industrial product line to the specifications and demanding requirements of these markets.
“North American fleets have unique needs which require unique designs, sizes and compounding to deliver the premium performance for which the Pirelli brands are known and respected.
“Entering this market is no easy task, but with the strength of our future product portfolio coupled with the extensive research and development we are devoting to the project, we will provide North American fleets best in class cost performance and services.”
Pirelli truck and bus tyres are already available in Australia.