Maxxis Test Track Opens
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23 November 2012
Joining the ranks of other major tyre
companies, Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd, trading as Maxxis
International, has constructed its own world-class test track. The
company held the grand opening of the new site November 16 in
Kunshan City, near Shanghai in Jiangsu Province, China.
Maxxis invested approximately USD $150
million in the new test track, which took several years to plan and
construct. Located adjacent to Maxxis' Shanghai factory, the
facility features comprehensive testing capabilities, the most of
any tyre test track in China.
The site, dedicated entirely to tyre
testing, covers 860,000 square meters within a 5.2-kilometer
perimeter. Separate courses test tyre performance at high speeds,
braking, dry and wet handling, pass-by noise, ride, durability,
N.V.H. (noise, vibration and harshness), and general performance.
The track also contains dedicated testing areas for tyres under
hydroplaning and severe dry/wet maneuvering conditions.
In keeping with the company's focus on
green practices, the test site allows Maxxis to continually upgrade
its tyres to maximize environmental friendliness. The new test
track also allows Maxxis to ensure that its tyres meet evolving
standards for wet grip, fuel efficiency, external noise and other
characteristics. The site began operations in late October.
"The opening of this new test track is
a huge step forward for Maxxis," said Robert Lo, chairman of Cheng
Shin Tire & Rubber (China) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai. "As one of
the world's top ten tire companies, we believe that our investment
in this top-flight facility will pay off in ever-improving products
for customers around the world."
Maxxis is proud to introduce this
world-class test track, the latest step in its ongoing effort to
offer tyres of the highest-quality and performance.
For over 45 years, Maxxis International
has delivered high-quality tyres to both original equipment and
aftermarket customers. Maxxis offers products for automotive, light
truck, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, lawn & garden and industrial
use. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America,
and its products are distributed in approximately 170 countries.
For more information, please visit maxxis.co.uk.
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