Tag: Ihle Baden-Baden

Independent tyre distributors building ships for choppy waters ahead

Independent tyre distributors building ships for choppy waters ahead

12th October 2015 | 0 Comments

In October 2014’s Wholesale feature, Tyres & Accessories asked whether Europe’s independent tyre wholesalers still have a future in the context of the German company Ihle Baden Baden’s failure and subsequent sale to Michelin. Pointing to the lightening of the business due to such factors as the price transparency offered by e-commerce (and online marketing) we wondered whether the value of the relationship between customers and their suppliers had become more tenuous, relying only on price and reliability of deliveries. Should these two considerations become the only weapons in a wholesaler’s arsenal, T&A suggested that their role becomes more akin to a specialised freight forwarder.

Continue Reading

Michelin acquires second German wholesaler

Michelin acquires second German wholesaler

31st July 2015 | 0 Comments

Last year Michelin made news when it bought out the parent company of Germany’s largest wholesaler, Ihle Baden-Baden AG, and now the French tyre maker has increased its wholesale presence in Germany with the 100 per cent acquisition of Meyer Lissendorf, a wholesaler with a strong car tyre focus. Michelin has not disclosed the purchase price.

Continue Reading

German authorities give Michelin green light to acquire Ihle Baden-Baden

16th October 2014 | 0 Comments

The German Federal Cartel Office has decided that no further proceedings are necessary prior to granting approval for Michelin’s planned acquisition of Ihle Holding AG, parent company of tyre wholesaler Ihle Baden-Baden AG. In an official notification, the Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) reported that the acquisition is seen as posing no problem.

Continue Reading

Michelin to buy Germany’s largest tyre wholesaler

Michelin to buy Germany’s largest tyre wholesaler

15th September 2014 | 0 Comments

According to information available to Tyres & Accessories, major European wholesaler Ihle Baden-Baden AG may soon belong to Michelin. The French tyre maker is said to be planning a 100 per cent acquisition of parent company Ihle Holding AG, whose assets include some 20 companies. Ihle Baden-Baden AG, which is headquartered in the spa town that serves as its namesake, is Germany’s largest wholesaler and enjoys an annual turnover of around €175 million (2012). German and other European authorities are conducting merger control proceedings.

Continue Reading

Buy subscriptions, premium industry reports, and business directory entries in our shop. | Dismiss

[ + ]