COBA Tyre is an Australian company which has made substantial monetary and intellectual investments in developing a viable, alternative OTR tyre product for the Mining and earthmover industries. The COBA product is produced exclusively under a joint venture in one factory in the High Tech Zone, Shandong Province, China. The COBA tyre is specifically designed to have the ability to disperse heat efficiently from the tyre so to provide the best possible potential of a high TKPH capability. This will allow the bias ply tyre to be introduced into a modern mining application with as little impact as possible on production. Our continuous improvement program and onsite monitoring analysis has now resulted in the next generation tread pattern design being proven and now introduced into the production line.