Continental Tire the Americas opened DLS Retreading Inc., its first all-new ContiTread licensed truck tire retreading facility, on July 19.
“Continental is a top tier truck tire, and everyone wants to try their solution of new tires with matching retreads. Now we’re here to help prove to these local fleets, with Continental’s support, that Continental is an excellent choice for their lifecycle needs,” said Scott Snyder, vice president and general manager.
Located in Fort Mill, S.C., DLS Retreading will be able to service the South Carolina market with retreaded truck tires, emergency road service, truck tire service and provide new Continental and General brand truck tires. Continental has committed to providing marketing, engineering and sales support to help DLS Retreading succeed in its new market.
“We’ve been committed to help DLS Retreading with this new venture from the beginning,” said Paul Williams, executive vice president for truck tires. “They understand the benefits of providing retreads that meet the needs of the market with the same performance and designs as the new tires. DLS Retreading has been a great ambassador already for Continental products, and we look forward to helping them continue their success.”
With more than 16,000 square feet and 11 service docks, the operation will employ more than 50 workers. Additionally, the facility is the first of Continental’s licensees in the U.S. to be a completely new retreading venture, with no pre-existing operations.