Magna Tyres Group has acquired OBO Tyres, the largest tyre retreader in the Netherlands. Founded in 1959, the company has specialized in producing retreaded tyres for the agricultural and OTR market and additional tyre repair services. Recently the company received exclusive distribution rights of the Magna agricultural, and MTP OTR tyres, which allowed the company to offer qualitative and cost effective new tyre solutions to the Benelux tyre market.
According to the company, the acquisition of OBO Tyres is the next step in the global expansion of Magna Tyres Group. The purchase enables Magna Tyres Group to offer customers an increased product range but also the possibility for additional cost effective retreading options, lowering the total cost of Magna Tyres solutions.
“We expect OBO Tyres to be an attractive add-on for existing Magna Tyres customers but also an opening to new markets”, said Michael de Ruijter, CEO of Magna Tyres Group.
Former owner Herman Hutten commented: “There are many synergies between the companies of which both will benefit. It will undoubtedly result in a better market position in the retreading business. With Magna Tyres Group as the new owner, the company is continued in the way as I have always seen it; sustainable retreading professionals. OBO Tyres will accelerate in its growth and provide more markets with the most green tyres.”
The integration of OBO Tyres within the Magna Tyres Group will start from the beginning of January 2017. The name and entity of both companies will remain the same.