Ken Chaun, Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer, Ken Finch, Chair of the Board, Kal Tire, Grace MacGregor, Chair, SIDIT, Eric Foster, MLA Vernon-Monashee, Government Whip, Premier Christy Clark, Robert Foord, ...
VERNON, BC, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - British Columbia's Premier Christy
Clark was welcomed by Robert Foord, president of Kal Tire and Christopher Chong, CEO of SST Wireless, to receive a demonstration of True Tire Technology™ (TTT) which was
developed under a joint venture between the two companies, both based
in Vernon, BC.
TTT™ is a wireless tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) developed for mine
haul trucks that operate in some of the most extreme conditions on
earth. Already installed at mines in Canada, Mexico, Chile and
Mozambique, this new product has helped to advance Kal Tire's
leadership in global mining tire service.
The demonstration included a rare opportunity to examine first-hand a
giant 63" earthmover tire used on trucks that carry up to 400 tons of
material per load, and to perform the installation of a wireless
sensor. The Premier and guests were provided an informative look in to
the technology, including a live monitoring of tires on trucks in a
remote mine in Mozambique.
The technology provides wireless, real-time monitoring of tire pressure
and temperature using sensors installed inside each of the tires that
communicate through an on-board controller to the mine's base station.
The data allows mine operators and Kal Tire to better manage tires,
which are one of the top three expenses of a mine site, and is critical
to safe and efficient operation.
TTT's ability to provide real time status of tire pressure and
temperature increases safety by alerting drivers and base operations
before inflation or heat problems can cause tire failure which results
in time consuming repairs and maintenance. In addition, proper
inflation increases fuel efficiency that can save millions of dollars
per year in diesel and reduce emissions.
Kal Tire's Mining Tire Group is the world's premier mining tire specialist, with capabilities that
go far beyond supplying and servicing tires. The company continues to
build the infrastructure required to support international mining
customers and all their tire requirements across multiple mine sites in
SST Wireless Inc. is a Vernon, B.C. based company with offices in Delta,
B.C. that develops wireless sensor technologies with a focus on
increasing safety, minimizing operational downtime and reducing
environmental footprint. The company's flagship product is TTT,
developed in collaboration with Kal Tire. The company continues to
develop and commercialize new products, making significant advances in
public transit and industrial automation.
Premier Clark spoke about B.C.'s resource economy and the opportunities
it creates for companies across the province like Kal Tire and SST
Christopher Chong expressed his appreciation of the support SST Wireless
has received from both Kal Tire and the Southern Interior Development
Initiative Trust (SIDIT). They have allowed SST Wireless to reach
commercialization of its technology and are an example of how private
public partnerships can help B.C. companies compete globally. The role
of SIDIT is to grow and diversify the economy of the Southern Interior
of British Columbia through a $50 million fund established by the
Government of B.C. in 2006, as exemplified in the trust's investment in
About Kal Tire
Kal Tire is Canada's largest independent tire dealer and North America's
largest commercial tire dealer. Kal Tire's Mining Tire Group is a
global leader in mining tire service and supply, operating on more than
150 mine sites in 19 countries across five continents. The company has
warehouse facilities strategically located across Canada servicing over
240 Kal Tire retail and commercial stores. As the largest truck tire
retreader in Canada, Kal Tire owns and operates 10 truck tire retread
facilities plus an additional four earthmover retreading facilities are
located in Canada, the United Kingdom and Ghana, West Africa. The
company employs over 5,400 team members. For more information, please
visit Kal Tire's online newsroom at www.kaltire.com/news&info.
About SST Wireless Inc.
SST Wireless Inc. designs and produces wireless sensor technologies that
help businesses increase safety, reduce operational downtime and reduce
environmental impact. The company's durable and robust products are the
result of years of research, development and testing in extreme real
world conditions. The company's flag ship product is the industrial
grade wireless tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that improves
vehicle safety, tire life and fuel efficiency for heavy haulers
operating in mines and transit operators, around the world. The company
also provides wireless sensor technologies for heat, pressure, humidity
and automation applications for pellet mills, printing presses,
transportation and manufacturing. SST offers a complete wireless
solution with support, training and remote monitoring services. To
learn more about SST Wireless, please visit www.sstwireless.com
Image with caption: "Ken Chaun, Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer, Ken Finch, Chair of the Board, Kal Tire, Grace MacGregor, Chair, SIDIT, Eric Foster, MLA Vernon-Monashee, Government Whip, Premier Christy Clark, Robert Foord, President, Kal Tire, Christopher Chong, CEO, SST Wireless & Doug Lemiski, Senior VP, Business Services. (CNW Group/Kal Tire)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131025_C7348_PHOTO_EN_32596.jpg
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SOURCE: Kal Tire
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Christopher C.S. Chong
President & CEO
SST Wireless Inc.