Tag: Richard Todd

STARCO taking its solid tyres to the world

STARCO taking its solid tyres to the world

Friday 16th June 2017 | 0 Comments

After six years of manufacturing solid tyres in Sri Lanka, STARCO is looking forward to expanding its distribution of these products globally. Tyres & Accessories recently spoke to Richard Todd, the company’s chief executive officer; he shared that establishing relationships with distributors in Asia and the Middle East was currently a priority for STARCO.

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STARCO investing in plants in UK, Croatia

Monday 16th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Around €150,000 (£131,000) is being invested in STARCO’s tyre and wheel production facility in Crewe as part of a €2.5 million project to strengthen manufacturing capabilities in Europe. The Danish company’s site in the UK will receive new equipment that will automate the polymer wheel and puncture-proof polyurethane tyre production that takes place there. A STARCO representative told Tyrepress.com the installation of this new machinery will lift capacity and will also facilitate the development of new designs that ensure the plant’s continued competitiveness.

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STARCO takes further step into OE with phase out of traditional aftermarket activities

STARCO takes further step into OE with phase out of traditional aftermarket activities

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 | 0 Comments

A new chapter in STARCO’s history began on 1 July 2016 when German wholesaler Bohnenkamp took over a number of the Danish firm’s aftermarket operations, including the STARCO Eastern Group and aftermarket businesses in Scandinavia, Germany and, with one or two exceptions, the Benelux countries. The businesses were divested as part of an increased focus on the original equipment sector under the company’s 2020 strategy, and STARCO has now announced the next step in its path to becoming a pure OE player. In the months to 1 April 2017, STARCO will phase out its entire traditional aftermarket activities.

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STARCO moves to new HQ – Bohnenkamp settles into former site

STARCO moves to new HQ – Bohnenkamp settles into former site

Tuesday 4th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Denmark’s STARCO has called Skovby, near Aarhus, its home since 1993, however its headquarters site for the past 23 years was recently sold to Germany’s Bohnenkamp as part of the divestment of STARCO’s aftermarket activities. Bohnenkamp A/S – the company previously known as STARCO A/S – is now located in the 4,500 square metre office and warehouse facility in Skovby, and STARCO employees have moved to 515 square metres of rented office space in nearby Brabrand.

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Manufacturing in the spotlight for STARCO at GaLaBau

Thursday 25th August 2016 | 0 Comments

STARCO says it will one of the 1,300 or so exhibitors present at the GaLaBau trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany next month. The company is bringing experienced experts to the show and plans to display key brands plus its portfolio of in-house developed and manufactured wheels and tyres for industrial, ground care and utility vehicles.

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STARCO marks ‘historic day’ in its history

Monday 4th July 2016 | 0 Comments

With a flip of the calendar page June became July, and STARCO and Bohnenkamp each began a new chapter in their histories. STARCO reports that the start of the new month found its offices “buzzing heavily with activity,” and the company shares that much progress has been made since the signing of a deal between the two companies in May.

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Simplify and grow – STARCO restructures in order to increase its OE focus

Simplify and grow – STARCO restructures in order to increase its OE focus

Friday 17th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Change of any sort within an organisation can be difficult, says Richard Todd, but sometimes change is necessary in order to find the right area of focus and to grow in this. Upon becoming chief executive officer of STARCO at the start of last year, Todd took over the day-to-day management of a half-century old company on the cusp of starting the sizable task of redefining its focus and long-term direction. He began working on this in close collaboration with company owner, Peer Ejlergaard. Now, some 18 months later, this direction is clearly visible. At Reifen 2016, Richard Todd spoke about the structural reorganisation taking place within STARCO and the steps taken to realise it.

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Bohnenkamp takes over Starco’s main aftermarket operation in “strategy of strengths”

Wednesday 18th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Should the relevant authorities grant their blessing, at the start of July German agricultural tyre wholesaler Bohnenkamp AG will take over several business areas belonging to Starco, while the Danish company will assume responsibility for certain activities currently within the Bohnenkamp portfolio.

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Starco restructures its business with European OEMs

Starco restructures its business with European OEMs

Thursday 28th April 2016 | 0 Comments

A new organisational structure is being rolled out for Starco’s original equipment business in Western and Northern Europe. The company’s national sales entities will adopt a cross-border, segment-driven approach that will focus more strongly upon current customers and new, larger customers. Starco explains that this new structure’s adoption is being driven by market demands for specialised knowledge, strong supplier partnerships and cross-border mobility.

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Richard Todd appointed Starco COO

Richard Todd appointed Starco COO

Thursday 22nd January 2015 | 0 Comments

After 25 years at the helm of Starco, CEO and majority shareholder Peer Ejlersgaard has handed over executive responsibility for the Starco Group to Richard Todd and Karsten Petersen, and has become chairman of the board. Ejlersgaard is being joined by a new board of directors in a move that aims to further strengthen both the daily management of the company and its strategic development for the future.

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Western Europe launch – development of Starco’s solid forklift tyre ranges continues

Western Europe launch – development of Starco’s solid forklift tyre ranges continues

Monday 13th October 2014 | 0 Comments

Although at three years of age Starco’s solid industrial tyre production plant in Sri Lanka is still a relative infant, initial targets set for the facility have already been reached and the company is now looking ahead to the next milestones. This sort of success doesn’t occur by accident, and the good experiences Starco has enjoyed so far in Sri Lanka are the result of planning that began long before the plant was even set up. Tyres & Accessories recently met a key figure Starco assigned to implement the solid tyre project, and learned a little more about the factory and the products being made there.

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New Starco Sri Lanka solid tyre factory opens

New Starco Sri Lanka solid tyre factory opens

Wednesday 8th October 2014 | 0 Comments

Starco has opened a new solid tyre manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka. The new facility, which has a capacity of 100,000 tyres per annum, replaces the original Starco facility in the country three years after starting production, and Starco states that the success of the venture has led to the need for a larger, more modern and better equipped factory. Starco continues that much attention has been paid to employee health and safety and welfare A Sri Lankan ceremony, in which the new workplace and its employees and management were blessed according to the local Buddhist tradition, was held in September to mark the opening.

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