Having established its credibility over decades, Ceat tyres’ journey is being driven by innovation at its core. It has recently launched a new range of puncture resistant tyres for the 2-wheeler segment in the market. Making use of Ceat’s latest technology, these tyres offer high resistance to punctures and prevent air pressure loss.
The tyres incorporate a sticky, gum like sealant which forms a protective layer on the inner lining of the tread. This layer not only offers high resistance to penetration by sharp objects, but also fills the puncture holes once the object is removed, thereby preventing any loss of air pressure from the tyre.
Nitish Bajaj, Vice President, Marketing, Ceat, said, “As a leading tyre company supplying to various segments be it commercial vehicles, passenger cars or two-wheelers and other special segments, we continue to innovate. This tyre has a special gel. When a nail pierces the tyre, the gel protects the tyre. Later, when the nail is removed, the gel fills up the space created by the nail.”
Developed at the Ceat Research Facility in Halol, Gujarat, these tyres would be first available in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. This strategic launch of these anti-puncture tyres would be followed by a wider Pan-India release.
Ceat also has plans of gradually supplying this new series of puncture-safe tyres to auto-makers as OEM. Initially, this Anti-puncture technology will be available on the Gripp F, Secura Zoom F, Zoom XL F, Secura Zoom+, Zoom, Zoom XL and Milaze series of tyres in a limited size range.
Ceat has been constantly innovating and has laid a keen focus on 2 wheeler tyres. Stretching from tyres ideal for wet roads to the latest puncture resistant ones, RPG Group’s flagship company is aggressively catering to the needs of the Indian riders.
With manufacturing facilities in Bhandup, Nashik, Nagpur and a research facility in Halol, the company is aiming at an even larger market presence in the Indian automobile and tyre sector.