Foto: Interpneu
Tyre and wheel combinations of up to 26 inches are produced when mounting complete wheels.

English Section

Certified to mount complete wheels

After moving to the property "Am Storrenacker 30“, which is in close neighbourhood of the company location, Interpneu got the possibility to bring back the area of mounting complete wheels, which used to be in an additional separated hall.

As a consequence of moving back the mounting of complete wheels, the tyre and rim wholesaler was able to bring the quality certification according to ISO 9001:2015 to an end.  TÜV Rheinland, the certification company, confirmed that distribution, mounting and dispatch of complete wheels at the location “Am Storrenacker 30“ in Karlsruhe fulfilled all the corresponding requirements. The people responsible at Interpneu confirmed that they aimed at increasing customer satisfaction and interest in their offer with this step. During this year’s winter season, the system proved its worth in practice.

For 20 years, Interpneu has been offering its services for complete wheels. A constantly growing order volume has not only demanded professionalizing production but also an expansion of quality control. During the moving activities, all the relevant processes for the ISO certification were registered under stricter criteria and optimized at the 14 assembly lines for complete wheels according to the latest quality requirements.

Increase in inspection rate

The wholesale tyre giant reports the following: “There are different areas, where already before mounting the correctness and plausibility of all the involved components, which consist of tyres, rims, sensors and valves, is checked. The mounting process itself is documented by a process description, which also enables backtracking complete wheels.” Before packing for transport, an additional testing of samples is carried out during ongoing production. The internal quality testing station is now directly included, which allows an increase in inspection rate. “According to company information, based on a quality check list particularly trained employees check apart from material quality also some details like for example the right configuration of sensors and the correctly applied torque of the valve nut when mounting.”

Francisco Avila, quality management officer, was responsible for the introduction and implementation of the certification at Interpneu. “We are aiming at an increase in customer trust in our products and mounting services because of the ISO certification. Dealers and workshops ordering complete wheels from us expect us to be responsible for this process to save time. Moreover, customers have to be able to rely on us supplying them with faultless goods.” The management of Interpneu confirms further investments in processes of quality assurance.

Since its foundation in Karlsruhe in 1970, Interpneu has developed into one of the leading European tyre and rim wholesalers under the umbrella of the Pneuhage company group. Central storing and logistics centres in Speyer and Karlsruhe are at the centre of the service concept with a storage capacity of more than 1.3 million tyres and 300,000 light metal rims. Skilled workers produce individual tyre and wheel combinations with up to 26 inches when mounting complete wheels.

Foto: Interpneu
Francisco Avila, quality management officer, takes care of faultless production when mounting complete wheels at Interpneu.


Complete wheel mounting in XXL

For the last years, the Bohnenkamp group has been growing continuously. The company building in Osnabrück works as a proof of this growth.

    • English Section, Großhandel, Kompletträder
Jeroen Vos, Business Unit Manager at Albourgh TBR, presents the new truck tyre brand.

English Section

New truck tyre brand Albourgh

The tyre manufacturer Albourgh has launched its tyre series Across. As of now, the first representatives of this new tyre brand will be available via the wholesale trader Heuver Banden in Europe.

    • English Section
The all-year tyre Quattura 4S is already available in the market as one of the first representatives of the new Prinx range of products.

English Section

Prinx: Focus on Europe

The brand Prinx would like to cause furore with its recently presented PCR tyres in Europe. An event in Milan offered the opportunity to test the tyres and learn more about the plans of the people being responsible.

    • English Section, Prinx
Courtland Michaels (f.l.), Vice President Maxam Europe, Stephan Cimbal, Director Marketing Europe, and Gareth Passmore, Senior Vice President at Sailun Europe.

The Tire Cologne

Sailun offers innovative technology

Sailun presented its sustainable EcoPoint³ tyre technology as being ready for series production in the framework of the The Tire Cologne.

    • The Tire Cologne, Sailun, English Section, Reifenindustrie