Blackcircles Partners With RAC in Online Tyre Deal

17th April 2009 | 0 Comments

Leading motoring organisation RAC has teamed up with to create RAC Tyres, an online tyre retail portal offering “hassle free online tyre service” to RAC’s seven million members and any visitors to the RAC website. will power the motoring organisation’s new tyre retail operation, RAC Tyres (accessible at both and The service will enable visitors to order tyres through the website and have them fitted at any of the over 900 garages in the Blackcircles network.

Announcing the news, company representatives described the agreement as a “landmark deal” and pointed out that the move follows a period of sustained growth for According to an interview with the Financial Times published in early April, company founder Mike Welch believes the recession could benefit Blackcircles as customers seek a lower cost tyre alternative. has grown to a turnover of in excess of £10 million since it was launched in 2001. In the earlier report, FT quoted Welch as saying sales were as much as 80 per cent up year-on-year. While year-on-year sales growth is currently quoted at 60 per cent it remains nonetheless impressive.

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