Press release: 81 Millionth Tire Was Manufactured at the Nizhnekamsk Truck Tire Factory KAMA TYRES of the PJSC TATNEFT’s Tire Manufacturing Business

The 81 millionth tire was manufactured at the KAMA TYRES factory of the TATNEFT Company’s tire manufacturing business. Manufacturing of this tire was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the enterprise. The first KAMA truck tire for URAL heavy vehicles was output on April 22, 1978. 

The 81 millionth tire was the KAMA tire of a new NK-431 model of size 12.00 R18, designed for operation on the steering and driving axles of all trucks’ modifications of all-wheel drive vehicles "SADKO NEXT RHD" AZ"GAZ". The NK-431 KAMA tire allows increasing controllability and safety of the vehicle movement, dynamism and running as well as braking smoothness, and also provides for the vehicle’s high all-terrain capabilities and  self-cleaning characteristics.

The distinctive characteristics of the NK-431 KAMA tire, in comparison with other radial tires, include low rolling resistance and moderate tire weight of 53 kg, which provide for a higher fuel economy than in case of other manufacturers. Low materials-output ratio of products ensure a confident competitiveness in the modern market of tires.

The right to manufacture the jubilee tire was awarded to highly qualified workers: Andrey Maklakov, machinist of the tread-extruding unit; Valery Mozokin, calendering machine operator; Zilira Zakirova textile plies cutter; Natalia Badiyina and Irina Ivanova, steel  cord cutters; Irina Ivanova and Gulnaz Garifullina, bead forming ring makers;  Natalia Krylova, bead forming rings shaper. The jubilee tire was assembled by Vladimir Domrachev and it was  volcanized by Ivan Gerasimov.

The 81-millionth tire will be presented to the enterprise's staff on April 25 at the ceremonial event timed to the 40th anniversary of the Nizhnekamsk Truck Tire Factory. The jubilee tire will take its place in the history museum of the PJSC TATNEFT’s tire manufacturing business.

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