Prague, 28 May 2015 – Sales statistics show a growing share of the Mitas Premium product range on deliveries of tyres produced by Mitas to key Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). From January to April 2015 deliveries (in tonnes) of Mitas Premium forms 80% of rear radial sales and further growth of the share is expected throughout the 2015. Continental, Cultor and Mitas tyres forms the rest. Mitas started deliveries of Mitas Premium as a substitute for Continental-branded agriculture tyres to OEMs in January 2015. This confirms acceptance of Mitas Premium tyres by key agriculture manufacturers and their markets.
“Tyres in the Mitas Premium product line are directly comparable with the Continental-branded agricultural tyres that Mitas has produced since 2004,” said Andrew Mabin, Mitas´ marketing and sales director. “A growing share of Mitas Premium already demonstrates that the changeover toward a single premium brand strategy is under way,” added Mabin.
Mitas´ strategy is to build equity in a single brand, namely Mitas. Mitas Premium tyres bear the same premium quality and technical specifications as Continental tyres. The Mitas Premium tyre line consists of rebranded Continental tyres and new products developed solely under the Mitas brand. Currently, Mitas Premium for European markets includes several leading tread designs besides SFT (Super Flexion Tyres) and VF (Very High Flexion) tyres HC 1000, HC 2000, namely also SFT IF (Improved Flexion technology), CHO (Cyclic Harvesting Operation), SST (Silent Speed Tyre), AC 65, HC 70, AC70 T, AC85 Row Crop, AC90 Row Crop and AGRITERRA. Agricultural tyres included in the Mitas Premium product line are designed for high-horsepower machines.