On June 9th, 2022, Techking’s service engineers visited a logistics company who uses our tires with our local distributor in Cote d’Ivoire. This company has 175 tractors with 315/80R22.5 tires and 175 trailers with 315/80R22.5 or 385/65R22.5 tires to transport mainly soda drinks and other merchandise. As an all-position pattern, TKAM II tires are mounted on drive and trailer axles by this customer.
During this visit, our engineers checked one tractor with ten pieces of 315/80R22.5 TKAM II tires and one trailer with sixteen pieces of the same product. Usually, their tractors and trailers cover a one-way distance of 800km at a speed of less than 70km per hour. According to our customer, all Techking tires have smooth and even tread wear and clean sidewalls. Their inflated pressure is also at the correct level. More than 80% of our scrapped tires are worn-out.
According to our calculation, the projected tire life of tires on the drive axles can reach more than 70,000km and on the trailer axles, this number can hit 130,000km. The on-site technical manager of this customer tells us that tires from our competitor brand D usually make 50,000 km to 70,000km.
Now, Techking gets 50% of the total share of this end-user. With longer tire life and professional on-site services, we think our cooperation with this customer can be even closer and benefit the local brand building of the Techking brand.