Semperit extends high-mileage Runner tyre family

26th April 2016. Following the successful launch last year, Semperit is introducing further additions to its new Runner tyre family. The steer-axle tyre, Runner F2 and the drive-axle tyre, Runner D2 which are for use in combined regional and long-distance transportation are now available in the size 315/70 R 22.5. The high-mileage tyres offer both a long service life and good fuel efficiency. The complete tyre family, which includes the trailer-axle tyre, Runner T2 will be on display for the first time at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2016 in Birmingham.

Semperit launched its product campaign last summer with the Runner F2 for the steer axle and the Runner D2 drive-axle tyre in the size 315/80 R 22.5. Both tyres in the fuel-efficient Runner family are now available in the size 315/70 R 22.5.

Newly designed treads with a compact pattern (void optimised pattern) and specially developed rubber compounds make these tyres the masters of mileage. "With the Runner family, Semperit is offering robust tyres that reliably deliver good performance mile after mile. These tyres will take you anywhere, from the freeway all the way to the mountains," explains Daniel Gainza, Marketing Director Truck Tyres EMEA at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, whose product portfolio also includes the Semperit brand.

Thanks to intelligent sipe geometry, the Semperit Runner tyres get the vehicle safely to its destination – even on rain-soaked road surfaces. The Runner D2 315/70 R 22.5 drive-axle tyre is distinguished by both the M+S and Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) markings. The Runner F2 315/70 R 22.5 bears the M+S symbol. The steer-axle tyre also offers a higher load rating, meeting the new requirements for Euro 6 vehicles. The reinforced bead allows both tyres to effectively withstand varying loads and their improved wear behaviour increases driving comfort.

Of course, the new Semperit tyre range is only really complete with a matching trailer tyre. The Runner T2 385/65 R 22.5, which will be launched officially in the summer, is now on display for the first time at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2016 in Birmingham. Its wider tread delivers high mileage and the new composition of the rubber compound makes the trailer tyre more resistant to cuts.

The outstanding design and design quality of these Semperit tyres is affirmed by the Red Dot Design Award 2016, which was awarded to the Runner D2 315/80 R 22.5 drive-axle tyre. All the tyres in the Semperit Runner family are regroovable and can be retreaded.

Note to editors:

Semperit has been a tire brand of Continental AG since 1985.  
The tradition-steeped brand of Austrian origin continues to be successfully operated by Continental in the area of car tires as well as the commercial vehicle tires segment. In commercial vehicle tires, Semperit offers a wide product portfolio for 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 employs more than 208,000 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.

Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide. The business unit is continuously developing from a pure tire manufacturer to a solution provider, offering a broad range of products, services and tire-related solutions.

www.continental-truck-tires.com

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