Trelleborg acquires Italian agricultural tyre distributor
Trelleborg Wheel Systems has acquired Provana Solutions srl and Provana Quality Center srl. Provana Solutions specializes in the distribution and service of tyres and complete wheels to tractor dealers and farmers in Italy. Provana Quality Center provides testing of various tyre solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of agricultural machinery. The acquisitions will enable the development of the business area’s service concept for agricultural tyres in Europe.
The companies are owned by members of the Provana family and have their head offices in Izano in northern Italy. The companies’ sales totalled approximately 58 million Swedish krone in 2018. According to the company, the acquisitions are part of Trelleborg’s strategy to “strengthen its positions in attractive market segments.”
“It is with confidence we welcome the operations to Trelleborg. Provana is recognized as possessing technological know-how in tires and complete wheels. Using the foundation provided by the company, we can extend the concept for tire services in the aftermarket for agricultural tires in Europe. The transaction strengthens us at the end stage of the value chain. We have extensive experience of service and distribution of industrial tires through the Interfit concept, but we now also have an opportunity to broaden our service offering in the aftermarket in agricultural tires,” says Paolo Pompei, President of the Trelleborg Wheel Systems business area.
The transaction will be consolidated as of 15 March 2019.