STARCO expands FLT tyre production capabilities

Mai 1, 2014 | Production

After just over two year’s operation the new STARCO solid rubber tyre factory in Sri Lanka has recently been enhanced to increase production flexibility and capacity. 

The original specification for the Sri Lanka factory called for the manufacture of 80,000 solid rubber fork lift truck tyres annually – divided between the STARCO Tusker and Unicorn product ranges.

The mixture of the rubber compound is perhaps the most critical quality parameter in the entire manufacturing process. The manufacture of tyres for different FLT applications and loadings necessitates that the rubber compound formula is precisely engineered to the particular order.

With the forthcoming acquisition and commissioning of a new rubber compound mixing line within the STARCO Lanka facility, the company will be able to further enhance its rubber compounds to give the best quality level whilst controlling product repeatability. These improvements will also give greater in-house control of the entire process and will result in reduced costs and improved delivery service.

At the same time the factory has been reconfigured to achieve a more efficient and logical workflow with the necessity of manual handling of the product being almost eliminated. The reconfiguration was planned and implemented by the local manufacturing team as part of the LEAN continuous improvement culture within STARCO manufacturing facilities.


Media Contact

Media Contact

Sarah Møller Lundberg

Communications Manager & Executive Assistant
+45 2067 0077

Dernières nouvelles

Integrating the European STARCO and Kenda technical teams

Intégration des équipes techniques européennes STARCO et Kenda

Afin de générer de nouvelles améliorations techniques et de tirer parti des synergies dans la configuration technique mondiale, STARCO et Kenda combinent leurs équipes techniques en Europe. Il s'agit d'une étape dans les investissements importants de Kenda à la fois...

When sustainability is not just a word

Quand la longévité n’est pas juste une parole en l’air

Cette année marque les 100 ans de la marque Hörby Bruk qui est un client de STARCO. Bien que le suédois Hörby Bruk soit réputé pour sa tradition et sa qualité ainsi que l’image plutôt classique de ses produits, l’entreprise a fortement évolué avec le temps. Ici, des...

New Sales Director at STARCO

Nouveau directeur des ventes chez STARCO

Janvier 2020, Christian de Wit rejoindra STARCO en tant que Directeur des ventes et Responsable des ventes internationales. Il apporte une large expérience de l'industrie des roues et pneus.  Le 1er janvier, Christian de Wit rejoindra STARCO en tant que Directeur des...