GKN selects Kirkby as UK partner
GKN, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural and off highway wheels, has chosen Kirkby Tyres as its UK partner for the OE and replacement markets in the UK and Ireland. Kirkby thus takes responsibility for distributing the company’s line-up, which ranges from 12 to 26-inch fitments. GKN is well known as a supplier to major OEM’s including JCB and many other leading trailer and implement manufacturers worldwide.
“We are pleased to be working with a wheel manufacturer that shares the same core quality and exacting standards as ourselves,” commented Tony Rosenthal, head of Kirkby Tyres OE wheel division. “GKN wheels use advanced designs allowing for easy fitment and overall durability and now we are pleased to offer the range to our OE and replacement customers. Combining this with the range of agricultural tyres in Alliance, BKT and Michelin that we stock, we are able to supply a built-up unit for almost every application.”