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40 Years: In 2024 Rubber Consultants Celebrate 40 Years


We offer comprehensive and unique tyre testing facilities, catering to both passenger and truck tyres. As a leading independent testing centre, we take pride in providing state-of-the-art UKAS and VCA accredited tyre test rigs for endurance testing in compliance with ECE Regulations 30, 54, 108, and 109.

Our Tyre Testing Facilities include:

  • 2-Station Passenger Test Rig: One hub with a remarkable 350kph speed and 2-tonne capacity, while the other hub is specifically designed for precise force and moment measurements.
  • 2-Station Commercial Vehicle Tyre Test Rig: Equipped to handle a load capacity of 6.5 tonnes at 60mph, this rig is tailor-made for testing commercial vehicle tyres.
  • Single Station Rig: This rig boasts a 5-tonne load capacity and 60mph speed capability. Additionally, it can be fitted with a high-torque drive, ideal for testing high rolling resistant tyres like solid tyres up to 25mph.
  • Pendulum Skid Resistance Tester: Utilizing a range of test surfaces from well-defined abrasive paper to roadway, this tester complies with BS EN13036-4:2011, evaluating skid resistance.

  • Road Trailer for Accelerated Wear Testing: With a focus on wet and dry traction properties, our road trailer is an ideal tool for conducting accelerated wear testing.
  • Fleet Testing: We offer a variety of severity-of-service options for wear trials, catering to diverse fleet requirements.
  • Tyre Testing Laboratory: Our laboratory is fully approved by the Vehicle Certification Agency for the type approval of both passenger and commercial vehicle tyres.
  • Retreading Facilities: We specialise in conventional hot-cure of truck and passenger tyres, as well as multi-section truck tyre curing and precured retreading.

Tyre Compound Development: Our expertise extends to the development of sustainable tyre tread compounds, delivering exceptional rolling resistance, wet grip, and wear performance results. With our in-depth knowledge of evaluating tyre compounds and raw materials, including polymers, fillers, and additives, we provide valuable chemical and physical data to aid in product development.

Chemical Analysis: Our advanced chemical analysis services cover tyre construction and tyre component formulations. 

As part of our compliance testing we provide PAH Testing according to ISO 21461 (NMR), accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017

At Rubber Consultants, we are committed to supporting the tyre industry with cutting-edge testing and development services. 

Contact us to discuss how we can help you achieve superior tyre performance and compliance.

Robert Picken

Our Expert

Robert Picken

Email: rpicken@tarrc.co.uk or info@rubberconsultants.com