The Tyron Safety Band was invented in 1977 and consisted of a special Aluminium wheel and Aluminium band.
In the early 80’s due to a request from the British MoD, Tyron developed a range of steel bands for the Land Rover steel wheels, not only were they far stronger than the aluminium bands but also solved the problem of ‘catalytic’ reaction between the two different metals where the aluminium bands were prone to welding onto the steel wheels preventing removal of tyres when they needed to be changed.
In 2002 Tyron re-designed and patented a new Tyron MultiBand which is adjustable for height to accommodate the changing designs in wheel wells. The handling performance of the vehicle is improved due to the ‘plug in’ feet creating extra ‘grip’ between the Tyron band and the wheel outperforming all other Safety Band designs.
In 2008 Tyron invented the world’s first multi-piece rubber runflat, the All Terrain Rubber (ATR-MP). This unique design is fitted without any special tools or expensive hydraulic presses to military split rims, giving excellent off road capabilities with runflat capability of up to 150 km which far exceeds the Finabel standard.
In 2009 Tyron developed the R4 wheel for armoured 4×4 and cash carrying vehicles. This super strong alloy wheel, with a load rating of 1600kgs, incorporates an ingenious beadlock design. When fitted with our RSR-ATR they allow you to travel on or off road for over 50 km with all 4 tyres deflated.
In 2013 Tyron entered into a partnership with Global Wheels of South Africa to provide military customers with complete wheel assemblies including Michelin, Pirelli and Continental tyres offering one stop shopping.
In 2017 Tyron starts development of a Carbon Fibre inner spine to reduce the weight of the ATR-MP by over 40% making it the lightest Rubber Runflat in the world.
In 2018 Tyron introduces the ATR-Beadlock made of Rubber which guarantees the clamping force on the tyre regardless of tyre make.
In the same year Tyron Rubber Co. Ltd moves into a new factory in Thailand which operates 24/7
In 2019 Tyron introduces:
The ATR-SP a low lost single piece rubber runflat which has been the industry standard for many years.
The Tyron ATR-Custom – the ultimate runflat for a single piece wheel made of rubber.
The Tyron 18” R4 Alloy bolt-together wheel with an impressive 1900Kg load rating
Tyron continues to develop runflat technology for civilian and military wheel safety and security and offers support through its extensive worldwide sales and service network.
You only fit Tyron once… It could save your Life!