MARANGONI GROUP

An history
of ideas

1945

The beginning of the tyre retread business in the workshop of Rovereto, in Corso Bettini

1950

First company logo

1955

The beginning of the retreading business in Rovereto

1956

Compounding production. Compounds were a must in order to complete the tyre retreading cycle. This was the responsibility of Carlo Marangoni, the only brother with the knowledge of chemistry needed to produce compounds in-house

1957

Construction of a plant, known as “Società Marangoni Fratelli”

1959

Founding of the company Marangoni Pneumatici SpA (tyre manufacturing), Marangoni Meccanica SpA (machinery for tyre manufacturing) and Pneumarket SpA (tyre marketing)

1960

Transfer of the retreading operations in Follone’s square in Rovereto

1969

Inauguration of the new plant in Rovereto, on via del Garda. The original location on Via Abetone became the site of Marangoni Meccanica

1973

From a Mario Marangoni’s idea, began the study of a new “cold” retreading system based on a precured tread ring for truck tyres.
After only one year of experiments on the prototype plant (made by Marangoni Meccanica), in 1974 it began the production of this new product, called RINGTREAD.

1976

Founding of Marangoni RTS (RingTread System). Opening of the Marangoni Tread establishment in Ferentino (Frosinone)

1977

Started research for a new tyre manufacturing process

1984

Founding of Marangoni SpA, the parent company of the holding

1985

Installation of the first waste-to-energy plant in the Marangoni Pneumatici establishment of Rovereto

1986

Expansion of the product range: start-up of the production for solid industrial tyres

1989

Founding of the company Marangoni Tyre SpA for the production of car tyres in Anagni (Frosinone)

1990

Acquisition of Ellerbrock RT GmbH (Hamburg, Germany), a major manufacturer of precured tread strips for truck tyre retreading

1993

Inauguration of the new establishment in Henstedt-Ulzburg

2002

Inauguration of Marangoni do Brasil, a plant to produce RINGTREAD precured rings and precured strips for retreading truck tyres

2003

Inauguration of a new plant in Nashville, Tennessee, and the creation of Marangoni Tread North America

2006

Inauguration of the new Marangoni Meccanica plant in Rovereto

2007

Founding of the Advanced Research and Development Centre and opening of the representative office in Shanghai (PRC)

2008

Founding of the company Marangoni Trading Shanghai

2009

Inauguration of the Marangoni Industrial Tyre establishment in Sri Lanka

2010

Acquisition of WENZEL Industrie GmbH, a German company specialising in industrial tyres that support the end users in the tyre assembly through the Quick Mont mobile fitting presses network

2012

Marangoni strenghtens its presence in the industrial sector in France through its subsidiary Marangoni Industrie Manutention, leader in complete tyre service for fork lift trucks and similar vehicles

2013

• Marangoni bring tot he market two top level building machines called “Black Dragon”, the best machinery available on the market for bead to bead application

 

• Opening of a new factory in Alvear, Santa Fe (Argentina), bringing the number of manufacturing plants around the world, capable of producing the RINGTREAD line, to five

2014

• Acquisition of Recamax Reifen GmbH, specialists in the distribution of earthmoving retreads

 

• Marangoni and Tatneft Group agreed to form a joint venture in Russia for tyre retreading of truck tyres

2015

• New investments and technological innovation at the Rovereto plant: – installation of a new, latest generation banbury, capable of meeting demand for increasingly sophisticated and high performance compounds; – creation of a fully automatic and flexible hot-cure retreading production “island”

 

• Installation in the Ferentino plant of a special press for the production of tread rings up to 450 mm wide

 

• Joint venture with Leader Rubber Co. S.A., an exclusive distributor of the RINGTREAD System to the South African market and leading manufacturer of precured tread strips and other materials and machinery for retreading

 

• Marangoni expands its global footprint signing an agreement with GRP, India’s largest and world’s leading rubber recycling company , to establish a joint venture to carry on the business of commercial vehicle tyre retreading in India