Kings Road Tyres – the UK’S Leading Truck Tyre wholesaler?
Kings Road Tyres (KRT) is one of the largest specialist wholesale distributors of truck tyres in the UK. With a track record stretching back 40 years, the company provides a complete commercial tyre service covering premium brands such as Bridgestone, Continental and Goodyear, through mid-range products from Firestone and its exclusive distributorship of the Continental Group brand, Matador. It is also the exclusive distributor of the fast-growing Chinese manufactured Aeolus and Antyre ranges, with retreads from Bulldog completing the portfolio.
“As a truck tyre specialist we supply an extensive range of patterns and sizes across our many brands, which gives us real depth, rather than a superficial offer based solely on the most popular sizes, “ explains Tim Bader, KRT’s purchasing and marketing manager. “We have well-established long term relationships with many of the world’s leading tyre makers, as well as exclusive access to popular brands like Aeolus and Antyre, which together give our customers wide choice and full market coverage.”
Brand choice and range is supported by a multi-million pound inventory and a strategic network of eight distribution warehouses. By using their own 50-strong delivery fleet, rather than employing third party carriers, the company provides a competitive and responsive delivery service. And, unlike some competitors, there is no minimum order value for truck tyres, which keeps costs down in a very competitive market place.
Recent sales and marketing initiatives to support the company’s truck tyre range include the publication of the KRT Commercial Range Guide 2012, which brings together the commercial range in one brochure for the first time.
Developing Matador range
KRT took over as exclusive suppliers of the Matador brand in 2011 and has identified its 87-year tyre manufacturing heritage and reputation for quality as key factors, as it seeks to boost sales over the next 12 months. Marketing activity includes a new website at www.matadortyres.co.uk covering the full portfolio of Matador truck and bus applications for Regional and Long Haul, Mixed Service, City Urban and winter fitments. Sales promotions and incentives will also back-up the sales drive.
“Matador is an exciting brand with a great deal going for it,” says Tim Bader. “Not only is it a member of the Continental Group, which speaks volumes about its commitment to high quality products, but it also has a comprehensive range of competitively priced, retreadable tyres covering all major commercial market sectors.”
KRT’s truck tyre offer will feature prominently on Stand 21A at this autumn’s Brityrex International exhibition in Manchester. They will be joined by Aeolus (Stand 45), Antyre (Stand 18) and Uniroyal Truck Tyres (Stand 75) as a demonstration of commitment to the UK truck tyre market.