FORT MILL, S.C.—Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has added two more licenses in the U.S. for its ContiLifeCycle retreading system, and another is pending in Canada.
The company said Bergey's Tire in Sellersville, Pa.; and Rovince International Corp. in Compton, Calif., signed onto the system. That brings to four the number of LifeCycle licensees in the U.S.
King Tire Service Inc. of Bluefield, W.Va., and G&G Tire in Plattsburgh, N.Y. previously signed on with the German-owned company.
Conti launched the LifeCycle concept in March 2011, pledging to build a network of retreaders in the U.S. and Canada to help develop a line of proprietary ContiTread precured retreads, produced at a plant in Morelia, Mexico.
Of the new ContiLifeCycle system licensees, G&G Tire was the only one to convert its retreading capacity outright to the Conti process, replacing its former Bandag-system plant in Plattsburgh over the summer.