Stapleton’s joins ITMA
Stapleton’s (Tyre Services) Ltd has joined the International Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA). According to the association, Stapleton’s joins ITMA “following the recent addition of an Asian tyre brand to its portfolio”. ITMA now has 23 members, nine of which appear in Tyres & Accessories’ top 20 leading tyre manufacturers ranking.
Best known as being the UK’s largest distributors of passenger car, 4×4 and van tyres, Stapleton’s has over 80 years’ experience in the UK market. The Hertfordshire-based company employs over 1,000 people at 11 locations across the UK.
Alfred Graham, president, ITMA, said: “To be successful in the highly-competitive European tyre market not only must brands be well-versed in the complex regulatory landscape but they must also be aware of the regular changes to legislation and in a position to respond promptly. ITMA has built an enviable reputation in providing that expert technical market insight and guidance since its inception in the late Seventies. The addition of new members demonstrates the association remains relevant and valued. It’s with great pleasure we welcome Stapleton’s to our membership.”
Wataru Goroku, managing director, Stapleton’s (Tyre Services) Ltd, commented: “It is a great honour to join the ITMA and support imported tyre manufacturers in the UK to effectively compete within an industry with many rules and regulations. As Stapleton’s works with multiple imported tyre manufacturers we understand the importance in keeping all of our brands up to date with the industry’s latest policies effecting their trade in the UK. The market information the ITMA are able to provide in terms of market trends and insights is also invaluable to not only Stapleton’s but our partners for continued growth in the UK market.”