Galgo Earns Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake Certification

Galgo earned the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) certification for six of their Winter Range tread designs.  The 3PMSF certification is a symbol of excellence, and is only awarded to those retreading brands that meet winter performance requirements and have successfully passed approval tests established by the ECE – 109R Annex 10 of the European Union Regulation.  Tires that have received the 3PMSF certification are branded on the side with the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake symbol shown below.

Galgo’s PRE-Q brand product line features a collection of reliable winter treads that are designed to perform well under extreme conditions such as ice or snow.  Galgo’s six certified winter tread designs that received an excellent rating for grip and traction include:

  • Winter Regional Drive (WRD)
  • Winter Grove Traction (WGT)
  • Nordic (NRD)
  • Mud and Snow (MS)
  • Bus and Coach (B&C)
  • Super Single Trailer Construction (STC)

 

The 3PMSF certification applies to all tread sizes available in Galgo´s PRE-Q winter tread product line.

APL

All Position Regional Light

Details

REGIONAL TRAILER

TIRE TYPE:

Depth INCH 15/32
Depth MM 12
Wing N/A
Directional N/A
M+S N/A
Rounded Shoulder N/A
Description Recommended for radial tires on highway regional and urban applications.

Tire sizes for this tread

  • 11.00R20
  • 11.00R22
  • 11.00R24
  • 11R22.5
  • 11R24.5
  • 12.00R20
  • 12R22.5
  • 12R24.5
  • 255/80R22.5
  • 275/80R22.5
  • 275/80R24.5
  • 305/75R24.5

TQ3

Torque 3

Details

LONG HAUL DRIVE

TIRE TYPE:

Depth INCH 22/32
Depth MM 17.5
Wing N/A
Directional N/A
M+S N/A
Rounded Shoulder N/A
Description New improved precision drive design with a traditional tread pattern for both over the road and regional drive position.

Tire sizes for this tread

  • 10.00R15
  • 10.00R20
  • 10.00R22
  • 10R15
  • 10R22.5
  • 11.00R20
  • 11.00R22
  • 11.00R24
  • 11R15
  • 11R22.5
  • 11R24.5
  • 12.00R20
  • 12.00R24
  • 12R15
  • 12R16.5
  • 12R22.5
  • 12R24.5
  • 225/70R19.5
  • 225/75R16
  • 225/75R17.5
  • 225/75R19.5
  • 235/75R17.5
  • 235/75R19.5
  • 235/80R22.5
  • 235/85R16
  • 245/70R19.5
  • 245/75R16
  • 245/75R17.5
  • 255/70R22.5
  • 255/80R22.5
  • 265/70R19.5
  • 275/70R22.5
  • 275/80R22.5
  • 275/80R24.5
  • 285/70R19.5
  • 285/75R24.5
  • 295/70R22.5
  • 295/75R22.5
  • 295/80R22.5
  • 305/70R22.5
  • 305/75R24.5
  • 315/60R22.5
  • 315/75R22.5
  • 9.00R20

UDL

Urban Delivery Light

Details

URBAN ALL POSITION

TIRE TYPE:

Depth INCH 16/32
Depth MM 12.7
Wing N/A
Directional N/A
M+S
Rounded Shoulder N/A
Description Ideal for vans, commercial or recreational vehicles.

Tire sizes for this tread

  • 10.00R15
  • 10.00R20
  • 10.00R22
  • 10R17.5
  • 10R22.5
  • 11R22.5
  • 215/75R17.5
  • 215/85R16
  • 225/75R16
  • 225/75R17.5
  • 225/75R19.5
  • 235/75R17.5
  • 235/75R19.5
  • 235/85R16
  • 245/70R19.5
  • 245/75R17.5
  • 255/70R22.5
  • 6.50R16
  • 7.00R15
  • 7.00R16
  • 7.50R15
  • 7.50R16
  • 7.50R17
  • 7.50R20
  • 8.00R19.5
  • 8.25R16
  • 8.25R20
  • 9.00R20
  • 9R17.5
  • 9R22.5

WHL

Waste Hauler Lug

Details

ON-OFF/THE ROAD DRIVE

TIRE TYPE:

Depth INCH 26/32
Depth MM 20.6
Wing N/A
Directional N/A
M+S
Rounded Shoulder N/A
Description Deep tread design for waste management applications or similar.

Tire sizes for this tread

  • 10.00R15
  • 10.00R20
  • 10.00R22
  • 10R15
  • 10R17.5
  • 10R22.5
  • 11.00R20
  • 11.00R22
  • 11.00R24
  • 11R15
  • 11R22.5
  • 11R24.5
  • 12.00R20
  • 12.00R24
  • 12/18R22.5
  • 12R15
  • 12R16.5
  • 12R22.5
  • 12R24.5
  • 13.00R20
  • 13R22.5
  • 15R22.5
  • 18R19.5
  • 18R22.5
  • 215/75R17.5
  • 215/85R16
  • 225/70R19.5
  • 225/75R16
  • 225/75R17.5
  • 225/75R19.5
  • 235/75R17.5
  • 235/75R19.5
  • 235/80R22.5
  • 235/85R16
  • 245/70R19.5
  • 245/75R16
  • 245/75R17.5
  • 255/70R22.5
  • 255/80R22.5
  • 265/70R19.5
  • 275/70R22.5
  • 275/80R22.5
  • 275/80R24.5
  • 285/70R19.5
  • 285/75R24.5
  • 295/70R22.5
  • 295/75R22.5
  • 295/80R22.5
  • 305/70R22.5
  • 305/75R24.5
  • 315/60R22.5
  • 315/70R22.5
  • 315/75R22.5
  • 315/80R22.5
  • 335/80R20
  • 365/80R20
  • 385/65R22.5
  • 425/65R22.5
  • 445/65R19.5
  • 445/65R22.5
  • 6.50R16
  • 7.00R15
  • 7.00R16
  • 7.50R15
  • 7.50R16
  • 7.50R17
  • 7.50R20
  • 8.00R19.5
  • 8.25R16
  • 8.25R20
  • 9.00R20
  • 9R17.5
  • 9R22.5

WSA

Wing Spread Axle

Details

REGIONAL TRAILER

TIRE TYPE:

Depth INCH 16.5/32
Depth MM 13
Wing
Directional N/A
M+S N/A
Rounded Shoulder
Description Winged design which help to prevent tread tearing on tight maneuvers.

Tire sizes for this tread

  • 10.00R15
  • 10.00R20
  • 10.00R22
  • 10R15
  • 10R22.5
  • 11.00R20
  • 11.00R22
  • 11.00R24
  • 11R15
  • 11R22.5
  • 11R24.5
  • 12.00R20
  • 12.00R24
  • 12/18R22.5
  • 12R15
  • 12R16.5
  • 12R22.5
  • 12R24.5
  • 13.00R20
  • 13R22.5
  • 215/75R17.5
  • 225/75R17.5
  • 235/75R17.5
  • 235/75R19.5
  • 235/80R22.5
  • 235/85R16
  • 245/70R19.5
  • 245/75R17.5
  • 255/70R22.5
  • 255/80R22.5
  • 265/70R19.5
  • 275/70R22.5
  • 275/80R22.5
  • 275/80R24.5
  • 285/70R19.5
  • 285/75R24.5
  • 295/70R22.5
  • 295/75R22.5
  • 295/80R22.5
  • 305/70R22.5
  • 305/75R24.5
  • 315/70R22.5
  • 315/75R22.5
  • 315/80R22.5
  • 8.25R20

Galgo in the North American Tire & Retread Expo

Pre-Q Galgo participated in the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) held from April 19-21, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. The exhibition featured tire retreading materials, new tire manufacturers, recycling equipment, accessories, and various services related to the American tire industry. During the expo, Pre-Q Galgo introduced two new tire sizes for Regional Service application with the All Position Regional (APR) tread design, thus expanding their product line to nine sizes ranging in width from 190mm to 270mm (74” to 105”). The APR tread design is one of the best options because it provides great mileage during medium and long-haul trips, excellent traction, and low rolling resistance.

Pre-Q Galgo also introduced a new OTread size stemming from its Versa Tread (VT) line. The VT product line now features three sizes ranging in width from 470mm to 610mm (184”-240 inches”). This tread provides excellent traction and self-cleaning due to its rock ejectors. Additional highlights of the NATRE event were the Miss Retread Tire and the Mr. OTR Radial Retread Tire Contests. The Miss Retread Contest awarded the top three companies who featured the most beautiful retreaded precured and mold cured truck and bus radial (TBR) tires produced for commercial use, while the Mr. OTR Radial Retread Tire Contest awarded the top company who featured the most beautiful OTR retreaded tire. The Mr. OTR Contest was open to all OTR radial retread tires up to 25 inches, and both precured and mold cured retreaded tires produced for commercial OTR use and sale were eligible to compete. Judging for both contests took place on April 20, 2016, and Pre-Q Galgo’s Vice President, Mr. Eduardo Nava, gratefully accepted the opportunity to serve as one of the judges for the Miss Retread contest. Pre-Q Galgo was honored to be represented by having its rubber products used in the retread designs of three of the contest participants, and extends their congratulations to the following individuals: Mike Berra with Community Tire Retreading, Bob and Rob Majewski with Sumerel Tire, and Jordan Hiemspra and Earl Kemps with Wonderland Tire Company. Mike Berra Jr. from Community Tire Retreading, who featured a 20.5 R25 mold cure tire using OTR Pre-Q Galgo Premium Strip Compound, was the winner of The Mr. OTR Retread Tire Contest, and received a prize of $5,000.

The Pre-Q Galgo sales team and technicians are proud to provide products such as this which help customers achieve the best quality retread possible.

Galgo Partners with Clean Industry Initiative

Galgo is very proud of our ongoing commitment to act as a socially responsible company in the areas of environmental preservation and conservation. Our dedication to maintaining compliance with applicable state environmental regulations across all aspects of our company, in conjunction with the improvements we continually make to our quality management systems with respect to safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental management, have made us a role model in the industry. As a result of our efforts, Galgo has been invited to partner with the Hidalgo State Government, and other industries located along the Tula-Tepeji corridor, in the National Environmental Audit Program, an effort help reduce and reverse the damage and negative environmental impacts in that area. The Tula-Tepeji corridor has been recognized as an area experiencing a high level of negative environmental impact, pollution, and damages to the ecosystem, and requires action from the local industries to help reverse this situation. Therefore, the Federal Government, together with state and local authorities, has implemented the Clean Industry Certification to recognize companies who demonstrate that they can be productive in their industry while also implementing and practicing effective environmental and health and safety standards designed to make a positive impact on the welfare of the environment and the surrounding community.

Back in early August 2015, an external audit was conducted which confirmed that Galgo’s business and production processes were in compliance with the required standards for environmental sustainment, and we remain confident that our efforts over the past year will once again show the strong commitment we have to the clean industry effort. Just this past May, Galgo participated in our first reforestation campaign and proudly donated 30 trees which were planted in the Atitalaquia Municipality with the help of 57 Galgo employees and family members who happily committed 171 hours of volunteer time to this effort.

Galgo Launches New Designs at Reifen

Galgo once again participated in the Reifen Trade Fair, held from May 24-27, 2016 in Essen, Germany. Reifen, considered the world’s leading tire industry trade fair, certainly did not disappoint, showcasing several top tire industry innovators and trendsetters, and featuring many new and unique products and services including: tires for all types of vehicles and implements, recycling equipment, accessories, tools, tire retreading manufacturers, and various other items related to the tire and retread industry across Europe and around the world.

One of the biggest highlights of the fair for Galgo, was the launch of their two new tread designs, the SRL (Super Single Rib Light), created for highway application, and the GRL (Galgo Rounded Shoulder Light), created for regional application. In addition, Galgo introduced a new OTRead size stemming from its OTR VT (Versa Tread) line. This tread has many benefits including a low rolling resistance compound that not only generates less pollution but also helps conserve fuel thus meeting SmartWay approval.

Present at the Galgo exhibit were company sales representatives who oversee various regions across Europe, as well as directors from the company headquarters located in Mexico. During the four day fair, Galgo representatives embraced the opportunity to meet with a large number of attendees and not only share the wide range of products and services the company provides, but also to gather feedback from individuals on what works well for them and how Galgo can better meet consumers’ needs.

Galgo, a proud participant of Reifen since 2000, has experienced great success in Europe over the years and has consistently grown their customer base, acquiring clientele from across Europe and other parts of the world as a result of the great exposure they have been able to achieve at this fair. Additionally, they have become well known for their excellent quality products and services, which are currently offered by only a few other companies in the retread market.