Bracknell-based tyre wholesaler Traxx Tyres UK recently appointed Ian Ochtman as general manager. He joins the company after spending 17 years with Bridgestone in South Africa in senior management positions as well as positions within the workshop supplies sector.
Commenting on his appointment, Ochtman told Tyres & Accessories that the role is an “exciting challenge in the UK Tyre Industry”, acing:
“Last year (2016) was challenging for Traxx as I am sure it was with many other businesses in the UK , however after closing and cleaning up the Scotland operations we have seen some real positive change and this has put the business in a better financial position.
“We launched the exclusive Vitora brand of mid-range tyres in the early part of 2016 and the brand has really enjoyed some unexpected growth and support since then. This exclusive tyre has further strengthened our focus on the independent dealer and our mission to protect their future. Having no retail outlets has given us renewed confidence and is set to take Traxx to the next level.”