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STARCO boosting capacity at Croatia wheel plant

STARCO boosting capacity at Croatia wheel plant

19th March 2019 | 0 Comments

A 7.2-million-euro investment will lift capacity at the STARCO wheel manufacturing facility in Croatia by 75 per cent over the coming four years. This demand-driven increase covers a range of wheel types, including pressed, spun, made-to-measure and dual wheels. The company comments that most of the investment will take place during the first year.

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STARCO states opposition to EC anti-dumping complaint

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, the European Commission announced the start of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning steel road wheels imported from the People's Republic of China. The focus is primarily upon wheels for cars and trucks, however the proceeding also covers wheels for road-going tractors as well as for non-powered vehicles such as trailers, semi-trailers and caravans. The proceeding followed a complaint lodged on 3 January by the Association of European Wheel Manufacturers (EUWA).

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STARCO launches Kenda trailer tyre range

STARCO launches Kenda trailer tyre range

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

For a number of years, Danish firm STARCO offered the KargoTrail and MasterTrail under its own name. The third generation of these trailer tyre lines is now available, and both have been rebranded as Kenda products. STARCO says the Kenda KR101 MasterTrail 3G and Kenda KR209 KargoTrail 3G are “improvements of the well-performing and proven STARCO range,” with changes in tyre compound and tread depth leading to “longer mileage, better wet grip and improved rolling resistance.”

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STARCO appoints new senior sales manager for French market

STARCO appoints new senior sales manager for French market

27th November 2018 | 0 Comments

STARCO has appointed Hubert Plouchart its senior sales manager for the Agricultural Implements and Utility & Ground Care segments in France. Tasked with improving STARCO’s position with OEM customers, Plouchart brings almost ten years of tyre industry experience to his new role. He previously worked at Carlstar Group as OEM sales manager and sales director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for almost four years and, before that, at Cooper Tire.

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Snow-orientated STARCO Alptrak becomes desert tyre

Snow-orientated STARCO Alptrak becomes desert tyre

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The first STARCO Alptrak released 10 years ago was designed for traction on turf and other terrain. Back then, nobody had foreseen that this pattern would be later tested for the Saudi Arabian market, together with STARCO’s key customer Avant Tecno. Both jointly developed the Alptrak for desert use. “Our machines are initially not designed for sandy conditions like in Saudi Arabia. However, we have learned that by adjusting the wheel and tyre solution, we can make our multipurpose loaders perform just as well in sandy conditions, as they do in snow, mud or on dry surfaces,” explains Raul Tsili, Purchasing Manager at Avant Tecno.

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Maxam supplying agricultural tyres to STARCO

20th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The recent signing of a long-term supply agreement between Maxam Tire International and STARCO will allow the latter to extend its wheel and tyre product range for the growing agricultural segment. The agricultural trailer and implement products supplied by Maxam will primarily consist of tyres with higher than standard speed and load ratings; these will be paired with STARCO rims and offered to OEMs as complete wheel solutions.

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Sun-TWS acquires STARCO Lanka operation

4th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The solid tyre factory established by STARCO in Sri Lanka has been divested to TVS Group company Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems (Sun-TWS) for an undisclosed sum. The STARCO Lanka facility becomes Sun-TWS’ fifth manufacturing plant and, together with expansion programmes at its existing facilities, will help increase overall capacity by 40 per cent – a measure required in order to meet growing global demand.

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More versatility for John Deere ‘6’ tractors with STARCO wheel solution

More versatility for John Deere ‘6’ tractors with STARCO wheel solution

22nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

After more than a year of testing in the fields of Lithuania together with local John Deere distributor Dojus Group and distributor Bohnenkamp, STARCO says it can now offer a replacement wheel solution for the John Deere 6 tractor series. This new solution enables the fitment of non-standard wheels and tyres of different widths as well as dual mount wheels.

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STARCO to distribute Kenda car tyre range in Switzerland

STARCO to distribute Kenda car tyre range in Switzerland

17th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Ready for the summer season, the STARCO subsidiary in Switzerland has received the first car tyres from Kenda and is ready to begin its new role as the brand’s national distributor. Commenting on the new arrangement, STARCO’s Richard Todd noted that the company was exploring many synergies with Kenda over both the short and long-term.

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Prolong dumper tyre life with correct air pressure maintenance

Prolong dumper tyre life with correct air pressure maintenance

19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Having supplied 35,000 dumper truck tyres and wheels in the UK last year – 100 per cent of all dumper tyres for new trucks in our market – STARCO knows a thing or two about looking after these products. It’s therefore worth taking note when the company warns of the potential danger and additional cost of operating at low air pressure.

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STARCO appoints Agriest its aftermarket distributor in France

21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

As of 1 January 2018, Agriest will act as the French market distributor for STARCO’s aftermarket range. This new agreement allows Agriest to offer its customers the STARCO product range, excepting made-to-measure and dual wheels. Agriest will primarily distribute STARCO’s wheel and tyre solutions for tractors, utility vehicles and agricultural implements; wheel and tyre solutions for lawn and garden will be handled by PVP, a subsidiary of the Sterenn & Co group.

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STARCO launches two new tyre & wheel solutions

STARCO launches two new tyre & wheel solutions

20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Amongst the products shown by the 2,900 or so exhibitors at this year’s Agritechnica fair were two new tyre and wheel combinations from STARCO. Introducing the HT Pro solution for hay tedders and the HS Flotation for agricultural implements, the company’s segment director for Agricultural Implement, Frédéric Ivancich, commented that while wheels and tyres are often not considered when looking at ways to optimise the performance of an agricultural vehicle, machine or implement, STARCO and its customers “know their true potential.”

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Agritechnica launch for two new STARCO products

19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

New Kenda Group company STARCO will introduce two new tyre and wheel solutions to the market at next month’s Agritechnica trade show. The first is described as a reinvention of the haytedder wheel, while the second is a flotation solution for agricultural equipment.

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Kenda buys Starco

Kenda buys Starco

2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Taiwan-based tyre manufacturer Kenda has purchased Starco Europe. Announced on 2 October, the move is described by Kenda as “a good cultural, organizational and strategic fit” for which both companies see “significant long-term opportunities”. Kenda has been a Starco supplier since 1982. Over the last 12 months a series of meetings determined a clear willingness from both Kenda and Starco to take the partnership to another level. Starco does not plan any organizational changes or redundancies related to the acquisition.

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June production a record for STARCO’s UK factory

June production a record for STARCO’s UK factory

6th July 2017 | 0 Comments

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing production capacity taken out of Europe and relocated to countries where costs are lower. Although STARCO transferred its GS wheel production from Switzerland to Croatia in 2015, the company is very pleased with the performance its tyre and wheel plant in the UK is delivering. It reports that June was a record-breaking month for the factory in Crewe, with a total of 46,000 tyres produced. Furthermore, STARCO says orders for Crewe-made products are on the rise.

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