Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s Commercial Vehicle Tire group welcomes Inter City Retreading, Inc., an affiliate of Inter City Tire and Auto Center, Inc., into the ContiLifeCycle dealership network.
Continental says Inter City Tire and Auto Center, Inc., based in Elizabeth, N.J., has been in business for more than 35 years and operates one of the largest independent heavy-duty truck repair centers in the New York Tri-State area, in addition to its multi-location commercial tire service network. In August, Inter City Retreading converted its 20,000 sq.-ft. production facility and upgraded to new retread equipment. The upgrades allow for initial production of approximately 78,000 retreads annually, the company says.
“I believe our partnership with Continental will fulfill the clear need for reliable and high quality retreading in our market,” Neil Erbesh, president of Inter City Retreading. “The combination of Inter City Retreading’s unrivaled craftsmanship with Continental’s portfolio of proven tread designs and rubber compounds will be an excellent match for our customers.”
And the partnership with Inter City Retreading is important to Continental.
“I am very happy to join together with Inter City. Our partnership extends ContiLifeCycle coverage into the New York and New Jersey markets,” says Paul Williams, Continental’s executive vice president of Commercial Vehicle Tires in the Americas. “Inter City produces one of the best quality retread products in the market, and now with ContiTread, they produce one of the best brands in the market.”
As part of the ContiLifeCycle dealer network, Inter City Retreading will be offering Continental’s ContiTread brand of retreaded truck tires to its customers throughout New Jersey as well as lower and middle New York, the company says.