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Belshina OJSC has launched a new series of 33,00 R51 supersize radial tyres for 140-tonne-capacity trucks, a company representative told Interfax-West.

The launch of the new tyre series was facilitated by the first stage of a large-scale retooling campaign now underway at the enterprise.

In particular, they installed contemporary-class facilities for coating metal cords with rubber and for producing whole metal cord tyres.

As much as EUR 33 million was invested over 2007-2008 to purchase and install the equipment, the company said.

Also, they are now almost through field-testing another two tyre models - 24,00 R35 and 21,00 R35. By the end of the year they plan to release 2,083 supersize radial tyres for heavy trucks.

 elshina OJSC is one of Europe's largest producers of tyres. It makes over 200 models of tyres for all kinds of vehicles. The company also makes non-standard equipment and spare parts.

 elshina's produce is compliant with national ISO 9001-36 and German DIN EN ISO 9001-94 quality systems.

 ver 90% of the company's tyres are radial-type. The design and construction of all kinds of tyres produced by Belshina is patent-protected.

 0% of the company's output is exported to 57 countries in the CIS, the EU, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, North America and Latin America.

The major Belarusian consumers of the company are BelAZ, MAZ, MTZ, MZKT, Gomselmash and Amkodor.

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