(L–R): Udaya S Batawala, Assistant General Manager (Tires) – DSL, Huei Long Hong, Business Development Manager - Continental Truck Tires (Asia Pacific Region), D. V Jayaweera, General Manager (Tires) – DSL, Zainal Abideen Yaacoob, Customer Service Executive – Continental Truck Tires and Jagbir Singh Java, Zonal Manager (Continental Truck Tire Division)
Continental AG in collaboration with Douglas and Sons (PVT) Ltd (DSL) conducted a series of special seminars to educate tyre dealers in Sri Lanka on Continental truck tyres.
The seminars were held at the Kingsbury Hotel – Colombo, The Heritage Hotel – Anuradhapura and Amaya Hills – Kandy, covering the truck tyre dealer network Island-wide with the participation of the general management and the sales team of the tyre department of DSL.
The seminar was conducted by the representatives of Continental Tires: Huei Long Hong (Business Development Manager – Truck Tires (Asia Pacific Region), Jagbir Singh Java (Zonal Manager – India) and Zainal Abidin Yaacoob (Customer Service Executive – Technical). At the seminar, the dealers and fleet owners were made well aware of the unique features of Continental Truck Tyres, the advance construction of the tire with enhanced endurance, safety mount and demounting of tires and proper tyre maintenance methods and many more.
Huei Long Hong, started the interesting session, sharing the story of the 140-year journey of Continental and its current progress as a globally acclaimed automotive solutions provider. The company’s aptitude in terms of its global footprint: 317 locations in 57 countries, number of employees; 189,168 employees worldwide and the sales turnover in 2014 of 34.5 billion Euros were presented by Hong during his presentation.
Zainal Abideen Yaacoob followed presenting an interactive session on the unique features of Continental tires and explained as to why choose Continental and gave a clear comparison with other competing brands. Yaacoob also covered the basics of tire constructions, the components of tire, and firmly educated the dealers and fleet owners about the differences of cross ply tires and radial tyres, and its competitive advantages. Such advantages include, maximized durability, less heat generation, better grip on the road, ability to carry heavier loads and facilitating better and controlled steering.
The product features of HDR2 and the HSX2 tires were explained during the presentation conducted by Jagbir Singh Java. Made for on road transportation, that is for vehicles such as containers, tankers and cargo carriers, the HDR2 has a strong bead core, narrow center groove, optimized wider base for better heat dissipation, improved durability and provides maximum reinforcement through steel coil chaffer. The HSX2 is made for off road applications, such as tippers and heavy weight vehicles used in construction sites. This tyre is also manufactured to provide better stability and control, excellent re-treadability and resistance to cuts.
Concluding the session, Hong presented the product stories of HSR2 and LSR2, providing comprehensive information on their specifications and technical advantages. The seminar concluded with an innovative animated presentation by him on the advantages of using Continental truck tyres.
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