MCI had punished and closed 4 Tires Retreading Plants in the Eastern Region

08 Dec 2013

As a continuation of the MCI campaign to reduce  infringing and counterfeit  products that harm the consumers, the Ministry had decided to shut down four plants for tire retreading in the Eastern Region , namely: "  Abdul Rahman Rashed Al Rashed Factory for Retreading Tires "  " Ibrahim Al Juffali and Brothers Factory  for Retreading Tires " in Dammam ,  " the General Tire Retreading Co. Ltd. " , " Tire  Solutions Factory for Tires Production " in Khobar, after detection of some violations in the products that threaten the safety of consumers , the owners were summoned for  investigation and applying the necessary procedures.

The violations in production include: storage of recyclable tires  with the damaged ones  that cannot be recycled , bad storage of finished products , keeping  some others in a random way and under the sun , the factory's products were not  complying with the Saudi Standards and Specifications , the lack of safety systems for the  factory and the workers , no lighting for the production hall, lack of adequate organization and arrangement.
MCI raids and closing of factories had been carried out after joint efforts and good cooperation between MCI and the Saudi Specifications and standards Authority through intensive field tours to monitor tire retreading plants violation. More than 617 tires not complying with the Saudi Standard and specifications had been confiscated from the said factories.
MCI had announced earlier the implementation of a comprehensive campaign in all regions of the Kingdom on the retreading tires factories not complying with the Saudi Standards and Specifications, which may cause many fatal accidents to their users - God forbid - , confirming that it would work on closing the offensive factories.
The campaign started by implementing intensive field inspection tours on the tire retreading factories, resulted in closing Al Howail Tire Retreading Factory and Tire Renewing Factory in Riyadh, after that Rayman Tire Retreading Factory had been closed in Al Zulfi .
The Ministry said that the tours would  include conducting performance tests , make sure of  applying  the correct ways to store recyclable tires  and to  ensure they would  not exist at the sites of damaged ones , check the quality of keeping the finished products , the availability of safety systems for the  factory and the  workers , the quality of adequate lighting , check the organization and arrangement, make sure of the explanatory statements on the products and the indication of origin.
This comes as a result of the MCI efforts during the last period in the seizure and confiscation of used and adulterated tires from the markets, shops and warehouses, which are not complying with the Saudi standard and specifications in order to eliminate the counterfeit tires and to protect the consumers from related harm.


MCI confirms that it would apply the legal penalties against the violating factories which produce counterfeit or copied goods which may cause risks on the consumers, MCI would not tolerate with those promoting such items.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018