Goodyear Dunlop to purchase Swedish retail chain
Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe has strengthened its position in Scandinavia with an agreement to buy the outstanding shares of one of Sweden’s major retail tyre groups, Däckia. The company expects to complete the purchase of the chain by the end of June. Goodyear Dunlop currently owns 50 per cent of the shares with the remaining being primarily owned by Procuritas (26%) and Däckia management (24%).
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Däckia has more than 60 company owned stores, as well as 31 contract partners in cities throughout Sweden, with annual sales revenue of approximately $65 million. Däckia is widely regarded as one of the most successful tyre retailers in the Nordic Region.