Work on RH Claydon’s new 20,000 square feet warehouse in Launceston, Cornwall is almost complete. RH Claydon (RHC) representatives are aiming for the location to be fully operational in January 2021. For them, more space means more stock to supply the tyre wholesaler’s “already growing customer base in the south west of the UK”.
RH Claydon has today become the exclusive UK distributor of Triangle truck and bus and off the road tyres. The change of distributor for the brand follows Tym International’s decision to cease trading on 30 October. The specialist tyre importer-wholesaler, in which Triangle took a strategic holding in 2013, announced its liquidation in early September. Tym’s managing director, Steve Eke, has since been appointed UK & Ireland sales director of Triangle Tyre Europe. The Chinese tyre manufacturer, among the country’s top five according to Tyrepress data, set up a new European team headquartered in Milan in 2017 under general manager Corrado Moglia. Commencing its distributorship, RH Claydon stated that it looks forward to building a strong relationship with the brand.
Tym International will cease trading from 30 October 2020, effectively winding up the tyre import and wholesale business specialising in Far Eastern-produced and OTR tyres. Writing in a letter dated 8 September, managing director Steve Eke explained “the decision to cease has been forced upon the company by others that control the majority of the shares in the business”. Tyres & Accessories understands that the combination of recent business pressures caused by EU anti-dumping truck tyre tariffs and then coronavirus caused major shareholders to withdraw their investment.
The opening of the sixth RH Claydon wholesale distribution centre in the UK was celebrated on 31 July. Customers invited to the centre in Launceston, Cornwall that day were treated to local faire, including Cornish pasties and cream teas, and were entertained by an impressive display of football skills from Paris-based Guinean footballer, Iya Traoré. His presence at the opening was arranged by BKT, whose tyres are distributed in the UK by the wholesaler.
With over 60 years in the tyre trade, RH Claydon Ltd has established itself as a leading national tyre wholesaler. It services almost every sector in the tyre market and is able to cover most of the UK from its five regional depots. In order to provide the most accurate, fast and reliable service, the company prefers to deliver using its own vehicles and drivers whenever possible.
RH Claydon Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Gooch as business development manager for East Anglia and the South East.
Gooch brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the tyre industry. After beginning with Goodyear, he worked with Semperit and Continental, selling their full range of products in the East and South East of the UK.
RH Claydon, one of the UK’s leading independent specialist tyre wholesalers, believes its wide range of brands and fitments within its extensive truck tyre portfolio meets the needs and requirements of its customers within the light and heavy bus and truck tyre market. This selection encompasses “premier” to “value” ends of the marketplace, sales & marketing director at the wholesaler, John Parker told Tyres & Accessories, with the brands Annaite, Basoon, Infinity, Lassa and Windpower. The wholesaler has recently extended its delivery reach in one of the more remote regions of the UK, launching a delivery service in Devon and Cornwall.
2015 marks the end of the era. I am not referring to the departure of any key executives, although there have been those. Neither I am talking about the mergers and acquisitions that have taken place – and there have been those too. Rather, I am referring to the fact that November 2015 marked the last time that the NTDA Tyre Wholesaler’s Group (TWG) are gathering for a standalone meeting and annual dinner in November. Instead, as chairman John Parker explained in his speech, the event will be reformatted and move to the day before the NTDA annual conference and Tyre Industry Awards in order to facilitate a more efficient use of everyone’s times and travelling abilities. In addition to updating members and guests on the latest developments from within the TWG, Tyres & Accessories was present to hear Parker give a wholesales-eye-view summary of what has been happening in the market, with part worn tyres and within the wider NTDA.
The strong representation of the tyre and wheel business at April’s Commercial Vehicle Show 2015 proved that the show is considered an increasingly important platform for those within the business. Indeed, Giti Tire’s notably larger stand, effectively re-launching its corporate identity, and the presence of Pirelli after a decade of non-attendance – alongside strong commitments from all the leading UK CV brands; major CV tyre wholesalers, Kirkby Tyres, RH Claydon and Kings Road Tyres; fleet servicing companies; and garage machinery providers.
RH Claydon has released details of the funeral of its founder on behalf of the family, following the news of Roy Claydon’s passing. The funeral service for Roy Claydon, founder and chairman of RH Claydon Ltd, will take place at St Peters Church, Front Street, Ousden, Newmarket, Suffolk on Friday 1 May at 11.30. There is said to be ample parking at the church. All are welcome to attend.