Approximately 400 dealers and journalists from 26 European countries accepted their invitations and assembled in the Austrian home of the Semperit brand for the event with the slogan "Transporting heritage into the future".
To fill the gap between tradition and future, the successful tyre brand with Austrian roots presented in a new design the sum of all its expert knowledge gained since its founding in 1906. "The Runner family marks the breakthrough of our Semperit brand into a new chapter of its storied history. The tyres are notable for their state-of-the-art, intelligent technology, and they represent the basis for positioning Semperit as a strong brand well into the future as well. For that purpose, we are not only updating the entire product portfolio, but also expanding it, thereby achieving coverage of almost 90 percent of the market, which brings us close to the top brands," explains Constantin Batsch, head of the Truck Tires Replacement EMEA business unit at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, which counts Semperit among the brands in its portfolio.
With the Runner F2 for the steering axle and the Runner D2 tyre for the drive axle, both in size 315/80 R 22.5, Semperit launched its product campaign for combined regional and long-distance use last summer. The event in Vienna also saw the T2 385/65 R 22.5 trailer tyre presented for the first time, completing the versatile and high-performance Runner family. Thanks to specially developed compounds, optimised tread designs and a robust carcass construction, all three tyres offer maximum mileage and excellent durability.
"Our customers can rely on the Runner tyres. They cope dependably kilometre after kilometre and deliver impressive performance even on rain-soaked roads, ensuring the best possible lane-keeping and optimum braking characteristics," comments Pasko Segrt, brand manager for the Semperit brand at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH.
Both the Runner F2 steering-axle tyre and the Runner T2 trailer tyre feature the M+S marking. The Runner D2 drive-axle tyre bears not only the M+S symbol but also the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. Moreover, the carcasses of all tyres in the Semperit Runner family are designed to be suitable for retreading.
The portfolio of the Semperit Runner range comprises the following sizes:
|Steering-axle tyre||Drive-axle tyre||Trailer tyre|
|RUNNER F2||RUNNER D2||RUNNER T2|
|8.5 R 17.5||8.5 R 17.5||205/65 R 17.5|
|245/70 R 17.5||245/70 R 17.5||245/70 R 17.5|
|215/75 R 17.5||215/75 R 17.5||215/75 R 17.5|
|235/75 R 17.5|
|445/45 R 19.5*|
|245/70 R 19.5|
|285/70 R 19.5|
|385/55 R 22.5||385/55 R 22.5|
|385/65 R 22.5||385/65 R 22.5|
|315/70 R 22.5||315/70 R 22.5|
|295/80 R 22.5||295/80 R 22.5|
|315/80 R 22.5||315/80 R 22.5|
* From 2017