On October 20, Italian truck manufacturer, Perlini Equipment delivered the first 90 t trucks to the Brazilian port of Santos. Eurotire’s all steel radial tyres from its manufacturing facility in Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania were installed. One of the largest steelmaking companies in Latin America USIMINAS will use 14 Perlini haul trucks with Eurotire radial tyres, at its iron ore mining operations. This partnership was made possible as a result of a business venture between the two companies and is a part of a joint program created to promote Eurotire products and Perlini machines.Maurizio Perlini, one of the owners of Perlini Equipment: “Partnering with Eurotire did not happen by chance, we have been looking at each other closely for a long time and have come to realise our companies are very similar. We are rapidly growing companies with rather ambitious plans to enter the complex market of developing countries. In addition, Eurotire products continue to meet the high level of quality we expect from our suppliers.”“We have conducted a complete technical analysis of USIMINAS mine site in Brazil,” states Meir Dubinsky, Executive Director at Eurotire, “We have developed a special chemical compound for our tyres to provide high resistance to cuts. This mine site has severe operating conditions but we believe that our radial tyres are the perfect solution.”“In my opinion,” adds Mikhail Shulman, Director of the Analytical Department at Eurotire, “This partnership is a prime example of the co-operation between the two manufacturers which enables both companies to feel confident in the highly competitive mining markets in developing countries, such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. We are currently discussing plans for cooperation between our companies in Kazakhstan and Indonesia.”Shimon Laber, Vice President of Business Development at Eurotire, praised the business relationship between the two companies. “For us, co-operation with the Original Equipment Manufacturers such as Perlini Equipment is an important step in terms of improvement of the existing as well as the creation of new generation of our products. The expert production process of our tyres enables us to remain competitive in the global OTR tyres marketplace.”OTR mining tyres are Eurotire’s only business. Focusing on the world’s emerging mining markets, it designs, manufactures, and provides full life-cycle management to maximise the efficacy of each bias ply and all steel radial tyre for haul trucks, wheel loaders, and other heavy support trucks. Eurotire operates offices on five continents, including some of the most remote and demanding surface mining applications.Started in 1957, Perlini Equipment is one of world’s most important producers of dump trucks. Perlini trucks, designed and built for efficiency and ease of maintenance are at work all over the world and are appreciated by big enterprises and small sub-contractors alike for their excellent productivity as well as the quality of their original components. During its history, Perlini has shipped over 12,000 vehicles, still at work in every continent.