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Under one roof

Steelastic and RMS have moved to their brand new facility at One Vision Lane in Akron, Ohio. The move, which was conducted in stages, was finalised in March 2015. The new 100,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the-art demonstration lab along with research and development space, as well as 15,000 square feet of office space.

Bringing the two companies, Steelastic and RMS, together under one roof will enable them to join accounting, engineering, purchasing and marketing resources.

 New office in China

 The Heico Tire & Rubber Group is accelerating its global expansion with the addition of a new office in Qingdao, China. Zhaoliang Yin, General Manager, has assumed responsibility for the new office which offers aftermarket sales and service primarily for tyre and rubber industry, but also the wire and cable and oil and gas industries.

The Heico Tire & Rubber Group’s China office currently has eight people on staff; a General Manager, Sales Manager, Service Manager, Office Assistant and four Mechanical and Electrical Service Engineers. The group is planning to expand staffing in 2016 to meet growth expectations. They are also planning on hosting an open house event in the future.

Bartell celebrating 75th anniversary

Bartell Machinery Systems is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. Since its founding in 1940, they have been delivering innovative solutions to manufacturers all over the globe. Bartell designs and manufactures advanced tyre bead machines and handling systems, industrial machinery for the subsea oil and gas flexible pipe industry, and a wide array of wire and cable machinery servicing the electric, telecommunications, fiber optic, and medical device industries.


“We are extremely excited to celebrate our company’s 75th year of innovation,” said Patrick Morocco, President of Bartell Machinery Systems. “Our tag line ‘We Enable Innovation’ appropriately describes what Bartell has done for 75 years. We develop industry leading technologies to help our customers address their most sophisticated manufacturing needs. By incorporating innovative engineering designs in our machinery systems, we enable our customers to advance their own manufacturing capabilities.”

Truck Apex System

Bartell Machinery Systems recently launched their new Automatic Truck Apex System.The Automatic Truck Apex System brings automation to the tyre bead/apex process for tyre beads that range in diameter from 17.5” to 24.5”. The new Apex System combines the apex profile extrusion process, the apex profile delivery system and the automatic apex application station in one fully integrated system. The automated product handling system transfers a tyre bead into the apex application station and then unloads the finished bead/apex component to a rotating storage carousel. This system can be combined with a Bartell Bead Winding System to complete the unique manufacturing cell.








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