Semperit celebrates 110th anniversary with new tyre family

Vienna/Hanover, 14 June 2016. At a two-day event in Vienna, Semperit marked its 110th anniversary with an update of its entire truck tyre portfolio as well as a look into the future. Approximately 400 dealers and journalists from 24 European countries accepted their invitations and assembled at Semperit’s Austrian home for the event that bore the slogan "Transporting heritage into the future". 

To fill the gap between tradition and future, the successful tyre brand with Austrian roots presented a new design that is the sum of all its expert knowledge gained since its founding in 1906. "The Runner family marks the Semperit brands breakthrough into a new chapter of its illustrious history. The tyres are notable for their state-of-the-art, intelligent technology, as well as representing the basis for positioning Semperit as a strong brand well into the future. For that purpose, we are not only updating the entire product portfolio, but also expanding it, thereby achieving coverage of almost 90 percent of the market, which brings us close to the top brands," explains Constantin Batsch, head of the Truck Tires Replacement EMEA business unit at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH , which counts Semperit among the brands in its portfolio.

Semperit launched its product campaign for combined regional and long-distance use last summer with the Runner F2 for the steering axle and the Runner D2 tyre for the drive axle, both in size 315/80 R 22.5, The event in Vienna also saw the
T2 385/65 R 22.5 trailer tyre presented for the first time, completing the versatile and high-performance Runner family. Thanks to specially developed compounds,

optimised tread designs and a robust carcass construction, all three tyres offer maximum mileage and excellent durability.

"Our customers can rely on the Runner tyres. They deliver impressive performance even on rain-soaked roads, ensuring the best possible lane-keeping and optimum braking characteristics,” comments Pasko Segrt, brand manager for the Semperit brand at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH.

Both the Runner F2 steering-axle tyre and the Runner T2 trailer tyre feature the M+S marking. The Runner D2 drive-axle tyre bears not only the M+S symbol but also the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. Furthermore, the carcasses of all tyres in the Semperit Runner family are designed to be suitable for retreading.

The portfolio of the Semperit Runner family comprises the following sizes:

Steering-axle tyre Drive-axle tyre Trailer tyre
8.5 R 17.5 8.5 R 17.5 205/65 R 17.5
245/70 R 17.5 245/70 R 17.5 245/70 R 17.5
215/75 R 17.5 215/75 R 17.5 215/75 R 17.5
235/75 R 17.5
445/45 R 19.5*
245/70 R 19.5
285/70 R 19.5
385/55 R 22.5 385/55 R 22.5
385/65 R 22.5 385/65 R 22.5
315/70 R 22.5 315/70 R 22.5
295/80 R 22.5 295/80 R 22.5
315/80 R 22.5 315/80 R 22.5

* From 2017


Image 1: Semperit presents the entire Runner tyre family at the official launch event in Vienna.

Image 2: Constantin Batsch, head of the Truck Tires Replacement EMEA business unit at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, which counts Semperit among the brands in its portfolio.

Image 3: Pasko Segrt, brand manager for the Semperit brand at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH.

Semperit has been a Continental AG tyre brand since 1985.
The long-standing brand, which has its roots in Austria, is being successfully continued by Continental in the field of passenger car tyres and in the commercial vehicle tyres segment. In the field of commercial vehicle tyres, Semperit offers a diverse range of products for use in regional and long-distance transportation.

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 212,000 people in 55 countries.

The Tire Division currently has more than 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world's leading tire manufacturers with about 49,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €10.4 billion in 2015.  

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