Important information regarding Mojo tires
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding he barcodes on Mojo tires. the information here from BRP-Powertrain should help separate fact from urban legend.
1. MOJO barcodes:
Since Jan. 2010 all MOJO tires are manufactured with the typical MOJO green barcodes. The MOJO barcodes have numbers with eight digits and always start with an 8xxxxxxx.
The 8 is allocated by CIK and identifies the manufacturer (i.e. 3=Vega, 5=Bridgestone, 9=Dunlop etc.)
A tire manufacturer is obliged to mark tires for safety reasons. This is part of the ISO certification for a European manufacturer.
A barcode has several advantages over the typical production code on tires used by other manufacturers:
- The barcode is part of our quality control system (when, where, by whom each tiyre was manufactured)
- The barcode is one of our tools to protect our distributors from grey Imports
- The barcode helps race Organizers to administrate the tires during a race.
- It helps distributors to always know the shipping dates of all MOJO tires, to "make first in, first out" as accurate as possible.
Until the end of 2011 the barcodes applied to the tires during production were in sequential order. This led to complaints from drivers, assuming that tiyres with certain numbers were faster/slower than others (i.e. 813 compared to 812 ). The last production with barcodes in the sequential order was 815
So from January 1, 2012 onwards the barcodes were already delivered by our supplier in random order. This way it is impossible to say that tires with certain numbers are faster, slower and/or older than others.
Now some drivers still think that a tyre barcode starting with 816.... is an old tyre, which is absolutely not the case. 81600000- 8999999 is simply the range of our random order barcode labels
2. "Bad batches of tires":
When we talk to people at races, sometimes they complain that tires from a certain "batch" are slower/faster than tires from another "batch". When asked what they understand by batch the answer always is: "The same production!"
However, a batch in a manufacturer's language means the amount of compound produced in one lot. In our case it is around 350kg, as this is the maximum capacity of the compound mixer at our supplier. Considering that you need approx. 1kg compound per tyre it means 350 tires per batch.
Compared to other kart tyre manufacturers who only produce certain tires twice a year, Heidenau is the only one permanently producing all MOJO tires throughout the whole year.
Heidenau is also the only manufacturer storing all MOJO tires for 1 month for curing in its warehouse before shipping.
Those facts beside many others in our production guarantee an absolute constant quality in our tires, which has been proven over the last years.
We also permanently remind our distributors to strictly follow the first in, first out principle.