Polish tyre wholesaler Latex and its subsidiary Hurtopony have taken on distribution of the Goodyear Farm Tire range. The four main centres in Ruda Slaska, Opole, Bydgoszcz and Sosnowiec will supply tyres to the Latex national network.
Hunter Engineering Company has granted workshop specialist Totalkare exclusive UK distribution rights for its heavy-duty wheel alignment equipment. Totalkare states that a “commitment to providing comprehensive solutions for the commercial vehicle industry” underpins this strategic partnership, and to ensure a seamless introduction of Hunter products to the UK market, it has “invested significantly in rigorous training for its staff.”
Exol Lubricants has awarded Hampshire Oil and Grease its Distributor of the Year award for 2022. Based in the heart of Hampshire and servicing land, energy and marine sectors along the UK’s south coast, the five-generation family business has distributed the Exol range for more than seven years.
It’s 1973 and the tyre business in Europe is a very different and disconnected affair, with each national market a self-contained operation. For Jos Delcroix, this structure represented an opportunity, and in October of that year he founded Deldo, a company that has grown to become one of the largest tyre wholesalers in the region and an up-and-coming player worldwide.
Cambrian Tyres Ltd, premier two-wheel tyre distributor to the trade, has announced a partnership with Rebel Tyres that it calls “an exciting new chapter for the domestic off-road market.” Introducing the Spanish brand, Cambrian says Rebel Tyres is known for its cutting-edge innovation and commitment to excellence.
Nordic private equity investor Norvestor has acquired a majority stake of Scandinavia and Poland based truck tyre distributor Colmec Group. The company was founded in the 1960s by the Eckerström family, which previously led the company. Peter Eckerström, who stepped down as CEO in early 2022, and the family will remain as minority shareholders after the company’s leadership opted to bring in the new majority owner to lead the company into a new development phase.
When it came to selecting a charity to work with in 2023 and beyond, GB Tyres had a few essential requirements in mind. The West Midlands-based supplier, who since its establishment in 2013 has become one of the fastest growing importers and exporters of vehicle tyres in Europe, sought a charity with roots in the local area whose work genuinely supports people in need of support, an organisation that is pro-active and enthusiastic about forming local partnerships.
Global lubricant brand, Motul has announced the appointment of Worcester-based branded products specialists, Nemesis, as its newest distributor – as both companies look to implement their ambitious growth plans in the UK Automotive Aftermarket. Motul, who are well established in the UK in the motorsport, enthusiast car and motorcycle sectors – where they are already amongst the best-selling brands – earlier in the year announced their intention to target the general aftermarket in Britain and this new appointment is seen as a major step in putting the resources in place to achieve this.
Bridgend’s Tyre Boss has become the UK agent for Techking Tires. The Qingdao, China based tyre manufacturer is a specialist in OTR tyre segments, fitted to heavy machinery in a variety of applications. Its new UK agent has pressed on with ambitious growth and expansion plans in 2020. Its latest development follows the acquisition of two warehouses, a large tyre press and a successful ISO audit so far this year.
Commenting on its agreement in principle to buy a majority stake in European Agriculture Tyre Distributor (EATD), Mahansaria Tyres Private Limited (MTPL) states that it intends to build a global, market leading off-highway tyre business. MTPL describes the acquisition as its first step towards building its distribution network in Europe and developing EATD into “a leading” European distributor. EATD has also announced that it will distribute MTPL tyres in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, along with continuing to act as a distributor for Tianli tyres.
EATD recently disclosed plans to bring a new investor on board, and when we spotted Yogesh Mahansaria visiting the distributor’s stand at Agritechnica 2019 the list of potential investor candidates suddenly became a whole lot shorter. Mahansaria is indeed the new investor; EATD confirms that Mahansaria Tyres Private Limited (MTPL) has reached an in-principle agreement to acquire a major stake in the company.
Spanish tyre distributor Grupo Soledad has entered into an agreement with Sailun Tyre that gives it exclusive distribution of the Sailun brand in Spain and Portugal. The distribution agreement was signed by the Sailun Group’s European management and José Pérez, commercial director of Grupo Soledad.
LKQ Corporation has announced the forthcoming retirement of its European executive vice president and CEO, John S Quinn, and the selection of Arnd Franz, current chief operating officer of LKQ Europe, to succeed him effective 1 October, 2019.
Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has announced that, as of this month, Europa Tyres is its main wholesale distributor for the Galaxy tyre brand in mainland UK. Europa Tyres will distribute the complete Galaxy range, including radial OTR and solid tyres.