Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group wrapped up its successful inaugural exhibition at MINExpo 2012 with the news that Kal Tire (Ghana) was named the Africa Region Supplier of the Year 2012 by Newmont Ghana Gold. “At Kal Tire we are guided in what we do by the company’s AIMS,” says Graham Lawes, Regional Director for Kal Tire West Africa. “Our number one AIM is to provide our customers with a level of quality and value of both service and products that exceeds their expectations and exceeds that available from the competition. “Hopefully by receiving this award we are demonstrating, and being recognized for, living to our values.”
The nomination was partly based on a scorecard that took into account things such as safety, communication and considerable added value through reduction in tire change-out times. It was also based on Kal Tire’s overall performance and commitment to the development of Ghanaian industry and society through initiatives such as its social responsibility program and its repair and retread factory in Tarkwa, Ghana.
“This is a deserved recognition for the successful partnership which has developed between Kal Tire and Newmont in Ghana over several years,” said Simon Blamires, Newmont’s regional supply chain director – Africa.
“In particular, it is a testament to the efforts Kal Tire has made to add value to our commercial relationship.” Kal Tire is the world’s premier mining tire network. They define their ability to be the only tire service provider capable of delivering a customized, on-site supply, service and safety program anywhere in the world as, “Global Strength. Local Support.”
The Kal Tire Mining Tire Group is a division of Kal Tire, Canada’s largest tyre dealer. With over 40 years’ experience, it is a global leader delivering best-in-class customised solutions that ensure maximum productivity for all tire service, supply and safety needs.
Kal Tire supplies the world’s premier tyres and its’ proprietary innovations keep vehicles up and running 24/7. It operates on more than 150 mine sites, on five continents and in 19 countries and has four earthmover retreading plants.