STEELASTIC® Adds Tradequest to Latin American Sales and Service Team

Steelastic Tradequest PartnerCUYAHOGA FALLS, OH: Steelastic, Inc., a leading manufacturer of extrusion-based machinery for producing reinforcing components for tires, has added Tradequest, Inc. to their sales and service team in Latin America. According to Ian Dennis, Steelastic President, “Adding Tradequest is an important part of our efforts to develop long-lasting versatile solutions for tire manufacturers, world-wide, looking to increase the versatility and profitability of their manufacturing operations.”

Steelastic sought a partner in Latin America to work with manufacturers making sure their tire equipment remained as productive as possible. As Mr. Dennis stated, “Our mission is to keep Steelastic equipment in the field operating at maximum efficiency by ensuring customers know about new innovations to improve capability and operability. Tradequest’s ability to assist customers with equipment acquisitions, maintenance and upgrading was as attractive to us as our manufacturing systems are to them.”

Tradequest is dedicated to providing exceptionally high levels of customer service. According to Kathryn Kurtz, President, “Our trademark personalized service maintains regular contact with customers. We pride ourselves on our proven ability to help customers stay on the cutting edge of productivity.” Tradequest is skilled at handling customer transactions with an eye on both current and future needs. Their full-service support ensures an orderly and transparent process from inquiry through budgeting, proposal, order fulfillment and financial transaction. To maintain optimal efficiency they provide “One-Contact Stop” service to help customers maximize productivity while saving time and money.

Founded in 1985, Tradequest, Inc. is a Texas-based, bilingual corporation fully dedicated to servicing the Tire and Rubber industry in Latin America. They have long-standing working relationships with industry-leading manufacturers, including Bartell Machinery Systems, Bouch Enterprises, Rogers Industrial Products, RMS Equipment, RRR Development Company, Spadone Machine and now, Steelastic.

Steelastic is the leading designer and manufacturer of extrusion-based systems for manufacturing belt, cap strip, inner liner, and apex components for passenger, truck, bus, off road and aircraft tires. In 2019 they introduced the first extruded body ply machine to the industry making it possible to manufacture all tire reinforcing components without using large, expensive calenders and associated offline processing operations. This makes it possible to profitably manufacture shorter runs of multiple SKUs and is fueling a “Go Calenderless” revolution in the tire making industry.