Following the announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market, the Pirelli brand is previewing its new TP Commercial Solutions program at the 2017 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), the largest annual heavy-duty trucking show in the world. After a successful testing process, TP Commercial Solutions is ready to launch the sales and marketing of the Pirelli Brand of radial truck tires, agricultural tires and off-the road tires along with the Formula brand in the U.S. and Canada.
“We are excited to announce at MATS that we have the start of a solid product line-up now available for sale – and most importantly, all of these products uphold Pirelli’s iconic brand values and quality after exhaustive testing on our end in this market,” said Clif Armstrong, president of TP Commercial Solutions.
After a rigorous R&D and testing process with multiple fleets in multiple applications to develop tires for the specific needs of the U.S market, the products being shown at MATs include:
1) Pentathlon D – a premium long haul drive tire that is SmartWay verified, offering fleets the best of both worlds – extremely high-mileage, and thanks to EcoImpact features, fuel savings and low emission benefits.
2) G:85 Series for On/Off Road – Rugged, durable and long-lasting products, the FG:85 and TG:85 are specifically designed for the steer and drive on/off road application.
3) FH:01 Motor Coach – Designed for the demanding bus fleet market, the long haul and regional all position FH:01 Motor Coach tire tested extremely well.
4) Formula Driver II All Position rib – This product is part of the Formula Brand, a Pirelli Tier II brand that will be launched in the U.S./Canada, including the Formula Driver II All Position rib, which will start with limited sizes and then expand to a full product line.
“All of these products offer best in class benefits for North American fleet needs. This was proven during our dedicated local testing phase thanks to ongoing innovations in Pirelli’s tire technology. Pirelli has been a world leader in tire technology for over 140 years. We’re confident in the results, and in providing superior products for truck and fleet applications. We look forward to building relationships and discussing our products’ features and benefits in-depth at the show,” added Armstrong.
TP Commercial Solutions is an entity that supplies commercial truck tires and fleet solutions with the Pirelli brand to the global market. Dedicated to the North American market, TP Commercial Solutions LLC maintains the renowned quality and heritage of the Pirelli family. Its headquarters are in Rome, Georgia.
For more information, including more detailed product information and brochures, visit pirelli.com/commercial/us.