Tag: RH Claydon

RH Claydon goes to LAMMA with full brand portfolio

8th January 2015 | 0 Comments

A major UK wholesalers in the agricultural tyre segment, RH Claydon will exhibit at LAMMA in late January with 62 years’ experience behind them. The company boasts a wide range of brands and fitments to meet the needs and requirements of the sector; sales and marketing director, John Parker said, “the agricultural or (off-highway) market is what we do best and is definitely the area that the industry judges to be our core sphere of expertise.”

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RH Claydon structures wide range of brands to become ‘one-stop shop’

RH Claydon structures wide range of brands to become ‘one-stop shop’

10th October 2013 | 0 Comments

While the phrase “one-stop shop” is somewhat overused in relation to tyre wholesaling, RH Claydon (RHC) business development & purchasing director John Parker argues that for his company it is thoroughly deserved. Now in its 60th year of trading as one of the UK’s independent nationwide premier specialist tyre wholesalers, RHC believes that, whether the need is for Consumer, Off-Highway or Truck applications, it has a wide range of brands and fitments within its extensive product portfolio to meet the requirements of service provider and end-user alike in the UK and Ireland market place.

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RH Claydon displays Basoon range at CV Show

30th May 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Wholesaler RH Claydon exhibited a number of exclusive brands, including the new Basoon range. John Parker, business development and purchasing director, showed a sample selection of the range, attracting a lot of attention, especially from visitors looking for a value for money TBR product. “The Basoon range is expertly manufactured in China under the direction of SD-International implementing innovative European design engineering techniques with all tyres being rigorously tested and approved for all quality control legislation. The range consists of ten pattern options covering all truck and trailer applications.”

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OTR tyres come naturally to RH Claydon

18th July 2012 | 0 Comments

The earthmover/OTR tyre market sits very comfortably with RH Claydon Ltd, according to one of the business’ directors, John Parker. The company’s key brands including BKT, Galaxy and Primex cater for this sector and as such are reportedly perceived in the market place as representing “high quality at value for money prices”.

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Infinity at CV Show with UK distributor RH Claydon

Infinity at CV Show with UK distributor RH Claydon

17th May 2012 | 0 Comments

Infinity Tyres’ truck products were recently displayed at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham. The manufacturer said that the brand’s presence on the stand was a measure of its support of the UK market and its authorised UK and Northern Ireland dealer, RH Claydon. Infinity also said the show is widely recognised as a premier meeting place for British and European transport, distribution and logistics businesses.

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RH Claydon manager retires

21st December 2011 | 0 Comments

Jim Parker retired on 18 November 2011 after 37 years in the tyre industry. Parker initially joined Kleber in 1974 as a tyre fitter for its competition department. During his time at Kleber, he took on various job roles including being in charge of the day to day running of the competition department and attending most major rally and race meetings, assisting the tyre manufacturer to six consecutive years of winning the production saloon car and production sports car championships. According to the company, Jim Parker was instrumental in the development of the radial race tyre, which was used intensively on tarmac rally events.

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RH Claydon promotes two manangers

9th December 2011 | 0 Comments

RH Claydon Ltd has promoted Colin Clements and John Parker, two long standing members of its management team to the position of director.

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Dick Anderson dies

25th July 2011 | 0 Comments

Well known tyre wholesale stalwart Dick Anderson died suddenly on Saturday 16 July. The news was confirmed by RH Claydon group business development manager, John Parker who wrote to Tyres Accessories: “It is with great sorrow that I must inform you of some sad news in that Dick Anderson unfortunately passed away.” Anderson, who retired just over a year ago, was apparently working alone in the garden at his old home in Welnetham when he suffered a massive heart attack.

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Specialist supplier Kirkby Tyres “growing” Alliance, Double Coin, BKT ranges

10th May 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the UK’s most prominent tyre suppliers for specialist application tyres, Speke’s Kirkby Tyres continues to supply Alliance, Double Coin and BKT ranges to the UK. The distributor’s product managers for the Indian Alliance and BKT brands – Ilan Goldstone and Dave Richardson respectively – told Tyres & Accessories that the brands’ continued growth in range coverage is being matched by the manufacturer’s focus on quality. Goldstone commented: “Alliance’s portfolio of tyres continues to grow not only in the industrial sector but across the whole of its product range. As a company they have identified and focused their efforts in producing some of the best performing tyres within their market sectors which has been aided by the construction of their new Indian manufacturing and R&D facility.” Richardson added that the BKT range is also expanding, with research and development “always at the forefront… On a recent trip to their factories in India it was clear to see as every batch of materials gets tested for quality every step of the way.”

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Wholesalers show new Chinese-produced tyre lines

12th April 2011 | 0 Comments

While the 2011 CV Show was well-attended by tyre majors and equipment suppliers alike, there was also a surprising number of tyre wholesale and distribution companies present. These included Kirkby Tyres & Wheels Ltd and RH Claydon Ltd as well as Tyreline OE Ltd and TD Tyres. What the two well-known wholesalers (Kirkby and RH Claydon) had in common was the fact that both firms were showing the latest Chinese-produced additions to their respective tyre product portfolios.

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BKT Outlines Key Factors in “Success”

18th January 2011 | 0 Comments

India’s Balkrishna Tyre (BKT) is setting some ambitious targets for its continued growth. In 2009 BKT held a 3 per cent market share in the off-highway tyres segment (comprising Agricultural, Industrial, Construction, Earth Moving Equipment, ATV and Lawn & Garden), with an expected share for the end of 2010 reaching 4.5 per cent, according to BKT. By 2015, the company hopes to reach a 10 per cent share. BKT has grown its turnover from $82 million in 2004, to $220 million in 2007 and $310 million at the end of 2009. The production value for the end of 2010 is estimated to be $450 million.

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R H Claydon to Distribute Exclusively Infinity Truck Tyres

19th July 2010 | 0 Comments

Recognising R H Claydon as “the leading UK truck tyre distributor,” Infinity Tyres has appointed the well-known wholesaler as the exclusive distributor for Infinity Truck (TBR) tyres in the UK. The news follows “a couple of months of discussion and negotiation,” which resulted in the new agreement being concluded. Infinity truck tyres will now be available from all of Claydon’s UK branches – Bury St Edmunds, Falkirk, Scunthorpe, Stockport and Swindon.

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Wholesale Stalwart Dick Anderson Retires

5th July 2010 | 0 Comments

After some 46 years in the industry, well known tyre industry veteran Dick Anderson retired from wholesaler RH Claydon on 30 June. Having started as a youngster in the industry with North British Tyre & Rubber (latter to become Uniroyal Tyres) in Edinburgh in 1964, Anderson says that he has enjoyed his time “in a fascinating and now complex industry” and seen the many changes over the years.

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BKT Promotes All-Steel Radial OTR Tyres

2nd July 2009 | 0 Comments

Balkrishna Tyre (BKT) launched its latest range of OTR radials, which are sub-branded Earthmax at the Intermat show in April. At present they are available in SR 30 pattern E3/L3 tyres in 25-inch rim diameter and are the first Indian produced all steel casing radial tyre for earthmover application. According to the company, the first phase BKT is to extend the product line up to 35-inch diameter tyres in various patterns with multiple compound options. BKT has also increased its existing industrial and construction tyre range, with expansion of its radial industrial tractor tyre segment and launch of AT 621 pattern tyres for Backhoe loaders with special cut resistance compound & lug geometry. BKT boasts a comprehensive range of industrial, construction, material handling and earthmoving tyres from 8’ to 51-inch rim diameters covering wide applications including underground mining tyres and specialized port application tyres. Now having ventured into the Radial OTR BKT representatives believe the company is “all geared up to make in-roads and widening its penetration in servicing this market."

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R H Claydon Promotes Lassa Dealer Performance Centres

31st March 2009 | 0 Comments

RH Claydon is promoting a new marketing programme to participating Lassa passenger, 4x4 and van tyre retail dealers and service providers. Lassa tyres are produced by Brisa, a joint venture between Bridgestone and the Turkish Sabanci Corporation. According to a press release issued by RH Claydon, the company’s “collection for all seasons” includes Lassa Impetus Revo, Impetus Sport, Impetus 2, Atracta and Miratta tyres in passenger car, not to mention van units, transway and LC/R and more. In addition the programme purports too offer “extremely meaningful…incentive rewards within” to the participating dealers.

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