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Asian tyres much more suited for Sri Lanka - Rohan Fernando

Krishan De Silva, Managing Director Transcend Drive exchanging the MoU with Rohan Fernando, Managing Director Smart Wheels Flanked by Henry Tien, Export Department Nankang Rubber Tyre Corp Taiwan and officials. Pictures by Vipula Amarasinghe
Krishan De Silva, Managing Director Transcend Drive exchanging the MoU with Rohan Fernando, Managing Director Smart Wheels Flanked by Henry Tien, Export Department Nankang Rubber Tyre Corp Taiwan and officials. Pictures by Vipula Amarasinghe

NANKANG making great strides among BMW, Audi, Mercedes Benz and Jaguar

Asian tyres suited Sri Lankan conditions much more than European brands, said Rohan Fernando, Managing Director of Smart Wheels at the Smart Wheels, Transcend Driver agreement signing held in Colombo recently.

Fernando said that the specialty of their group was that they go for the best products that suit Sri Lanka and as a Group they control 65% of the tyre market in the country.

“With our experience we have been able to get the best products of the world which is suited for Sri Lanka whether it is for cars, vans, trucks or buses and we specialize in that area.

And controlling 65% of the market we have quite a good experience in doing that.”

Fernando said that NANKANG was one of their flagship brands through which their group promotes and sells for cars and it best suited Sri Lankan road conditions. He said that NANKANG has made great strides into the car market and it was a tyre that has been in the Sri Lankan market for over 25 years. And from the recent past with new ultra high performance products coming in from NANKANG to the Sri Lankan markets it has got very popular in high-end vehicles such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes Benz and Jaguar. He said that a very large entry of these high performance NANKANG tyres go into these top models in Sri Lanka today.

“The unique thing is that these tyres are designed for the Sri Lankan market. With my experience what I find is Europe cars when they are fitted with European tyres they fail in Lankan conditions. Though the cars are perfect, European tyres are not meant for markets like Sri Lanka. But tyres like NANKANG that are manufactured in Asia are made for the climate conditions, road conditions such as Sri Lanka,” he said.

Fernando said that a lot of customers have been very happy with the performance of the tyres and have acknowledged the far superiority of NANKANG over European tyres in Sri Lankan conditions.

NANKANG partners Sri Lanka’s Transcend Drive

Transcend drive, the Luxury VIP Limousine service in Sri Lanka, who are currently contracted with Colombo’s premier 5- star hotels Cinnamon grand and Cinnamon Lakeside partnered with NANKANG to mover its fleet consisting of high end premier vehicles on NANKANG ultra high performance tyres.

The agreement was signed recently in Colombo. Commenting on the partnership, Krishan De Silva- Managing Director of Transcend Driver said, “not only do high performing cars need high performing tyres, the tyre we use has to provide us ‘best value’ in a commercial sense and also ultimate comfort to our VIP customers. That is the reason why we chose NANKANG as our preferred brand of tyre”

Managing Director of Smart Wheels, Rohan Fernando said that “we are very pleased to partner with Transcend Drive and look forward to providing a professional solution to Transcend’s tyre need in the future”

NANKANG a well-known tyre in Sri Lanka for over 25 years, is now seeing significant and rapid growth in Sri Lanka’s High, Ultra high performance range of tyres used in prestigious brands such as Audi, Jaguar, Range Rover, Mercedes and BMW. Smart wheels, the flagship retailer of NANKANG band is now offering a range of new range of NANKANG ultra high performance tyres such as NS-20 for cars, SP-9 for SUV’s which are ‘all season’ tread designs for highway speeds, ideal for Sri Lanka road conditions and are meeting up to the high expectations of many discerning owners of these prestigious marques. NANKANG ultra high performance tyre range consists of a plethora of sizes.

Pictures by Vipula Amarasinghe


 

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