Trelleborg Earns SIMA Innovation Gold Medal

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Award, Equipment, Soil

trelleborg-vip-2Trelleborg has earned top honors at the 2017 SIMA Innovation Awards with a gold medal for their newly developed Variable Inflation Pressure (VIP) system.

These soon-to-be-launched tires were developed in conjuncture with AGCO FENDT.  It consists of an autonomous wheel that can self-adjust the tire’s pressure based on the load from the combine.  This innovation optimizes the tire’s footprint to reduce soil compaction.

Paolo Pompei, President Trelleborg Agricultural and Forestry Tires remarked, “To receive the ‘SIMA Innovation Award’ Gold Medal is a tremendous honor for us. It gives us great pride that the agricultural industry recognizes Trelleborg’s long-standing commitment to developing innovative solutions.”