Kal Tire, Canadian university form research partnership

By |  October 24, 2016

Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group and the University of British Columbia (UBC) formed a research partnership that will allow the two organizations to collaborate in developing technology and solutions for the mining industry.

The partnership will pair expertise from UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering with the goals of Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group. According to Kal Tire, both parties aim to pursue research and innovation through the partnership.

“We wanted to harness the knowledge and ideas of our team members to advance innovation,” says Dan Allan, senior vice president of Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group. “Through this partnership with UBC, we now have access to the skills, knowledge and facilities that we didn’t have prior.”

Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group and UBC plan to collaborate for at least three years on mutually beneficial areas of research. Individual researchers will submit their project ideas for consideration to a small committee that represents Kal Tire and UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering. Projects may include everything from robotics and metallurgical design to environmentally responsible ways to use recycled tire crumb.

Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, a Canadian tire dealer, provides service to more than 150 mine sites across five continents. The UBC’s Okanagan School of Engineering was established in 2005 and has more than 50 faculty members and 230 graduate students.

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