Anyone visiting Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland GmbH in Henstedt-Ulzburg north of Hamburg will come across a product of impressive size right in the entrance area, around which everything in this company revolves: tyres. The products produced here - vulcanised treads and high-quality consumables - are used for retreading tyres. Once the original tread has been worn off, this process involves removing the old tread and replacing it with a new tread. This is firmly bonded to the still intact carcass of the tyre by vulcanisation. The mileage and quality of the retreaded product can now compete with new tyres. A truck tyre, which usually has a service life of about one year, can be retreaded up to three times if the carcass is in perfect condition. This is a rewarding process: compared to new tyres, it can result in considerable cost savings. It also benefits the environment, because retreading significantly reduces the consumption of energy and raw materials.
Typically companies from the transport or logistics sector make use of this service and regularly take the worn tyres of their vehicles to retreaders. They obtain the material, either treads or tread rings, from Marangoni Retreading Systems Germany GmbH, based in Henstedt-Ulzburg. The medium-sized company with 110 employees and an annual production volume of 12,000 tonnes is part of the Marangoni Group of companies with headquarters in Rovereto in northern Italy. Marangoni, one of the leading manufacturers of materials for this industry, is represented worldwide by its own subsidiaries, including in Germany, Italy, North America, Brazil and Argentina. The group of companies also plans and implements turnkey plants for tyre retreading and distributes new tyres.
Only tyres with a perfect carcass are suitable for re-use. Even the material for recycling must be of first-class quality. After all, every tyre must later meet the strict standards to which this product group is subject. This is why safety is so important to Marangoni; the company does its utmost to constantly improve its processes, products and services. This is done on the basis of feedback from customers and employees, the evaluation of key figures and process data and the continuous monitoring of all processes through regular audits.
In order to achieve maximum efficiency, the company decided to introduce a modern quality management system. Daniel König, QM manager at the Henstedt-Ulzburg site, had concrete ideas:
"I was looking for a system for managing processes and quality documents that would adapt to the company's circumstances and not vice versa. That's how I came across ConSense GmbH from Aachen. It was the holistic concept that convinced me."
The entire success story is available in German.