Well-known tyre wholesale Euro-Tyre is to close its Venlo distribution centre next summer. According to local news reports, storage and distribution of tyres will be moved to the firm’s German sister company Reifen Gundlach in Daufenbach and to Pon Logistics in Barneveld. The sales, purchasing, administration and the IT departments of Euro-Tyre will however remain in Venlo.
Some retire at the age of 65 – but Volkswagen’s van range has no intention on accepting a gold watch and taking up gardening. The first VW bus rolled off the company’s production line 65 years ago this week, and five generations later a total of 11 million ‘T-series’ vehicles have been built. The sixth generation will be launched this year.
This year, Euro-Tyre BV intends to take part in a number of global trade events – including the exhibition widely considered to be the world’s premiere tyre show. The Venlo, Netherlands-based wholesaler will be present in Hall 2.0 Stand 2C26 with its key brands, including Infinity (which it distributes in a number of major European markets), Achilles and Gerutti. It will also highlight a number of activities that come under a new strategy – ‘Euro Tyre on the Move’. This include the company’s new webshop, which went live earlier this year and will be followed up by a new website, and another key event will be the introduction of a new tyre brand that bears the company’s name.
Pon Tyre Group has appointed Frits de Raad as managing director of Euro-Tyre. He will take up the position on 22 April 2014. De Raad succeeds Frank van Leeuwen, who has decided to pursue his career outside the Group, Pon stated.