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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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STARCO sole tyre/rim supplier to Coachman caravan range

26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Mirroring the direction the car industry took a number of years ago, the rim of choice on today’s caravan is increasingly alloy. STARCO recently entered into a 100 per cent supply agreement with UK caravan manufacturer Coachman. Under the terms of the three-year deal, STARCO will supply tyres and alloy rims to the entire Coachman range.

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Warning issued for trailer tyre and wheel assembly

Warning issued for trailer tyre and wheel assembly

21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

German authorities have issued a warning regarding a tyre and wheel combination for trailers sold in Europe by STARCO NV. The Federal Motor Vehicle and Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) warning relates to mounted wheel units comprised of a 195/50R 13C 104/102N Boka Trailer Line tyre fitted to STARCO 5½Jx13 or Jx13 Mefro steel rims. The authority reports that damage to the tyre during mounting may lead to tyre failure, and further use should therefore be avoided.

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STARCO taking its solid tyres to the world

STARCO taking its solid tyres to the world

16th June 2017 | 0 Comments

After six years of manufacturing solid tyres in Sri Lanka, STARCO is looking forward to expanding its distribution of these products globally. Tyres & Accessories recently spoke to Richard Todd, the company’s chief executive officer; he shared that establishing relationships with distributors in Asia and the Middle East was currently a priority for STARCO.

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STARCO: Aftermarket remains ‘business as usual’ in the UK

5th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Since the middle of last year, STARCO has oriented its focus towards the original equipment business, and is currently phasing out most of its replacement market activities in Europe. On 31 March, the company exited the replacement business in France and reduced its aftermarket presence in Poland, where it is now restricting its sales to solid forklift tyres. Only the STARCO group’s UK subsidiary now retains its traditional replacement market activity.

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10th anniversary of STARCO’s “safer alternative” for caravans

10th anniversary of STARCO’s “safer alternative” for caravans

21st February 2017 | 0 Comments

Ten years have gone by since STARCO introduced the first approved tubeless static caravan and park home tyre. Today it sells more than 100,000 of these tyres a year, primarily in the UK and Western Europe, and STARCO remains the sole supplier of this wheel and tyre combination.

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STARCO responds to rising material costs with price increase

9th February 2017 | 0 Comments

After a period of relatively stable and low raw material prices, the wheel and tyre industry is now experiencing extensive increases in the cost of both rubber and steel. All major tyre manufacturers have already announced price increases, and although STARCO states it has fought hard to mitigate these increases, it now finds itself in a position where it must pass some of this additional cost on to its customers. This price increase will affect all STARCO market segments.

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Do it right – do it yourself

Do it right – do it yourself

31st January 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2015, the production of STARCO GS wheels was transferred from Switzerland to the STARCO factory in Beli Manastir, Croatia. At the time, the facility was only equipped to manufacture wheels up to a maximum diameter of 30.5-inches, however demand from customers – both existing and new – has necessitated the installation of new facilities to handle the production of larger wheel sizes. STARCO reports that, after searching the market for suitable equipment, it set about developing its own solution.

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STARCO investing in plants in UK, Croatia

16th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Around €150,000 (£131,000) is being invested in STARCO’s tyre and wheel production facility in Crewe as part of a €2.5 million project to strengthen manufacturing capabilities in Europe. The Danish company’s site in the UK will receive new equipment that will automate the polymer wheel and puncture-proof polyurethane tyre production that takes place there. A STARCO representative told Tyrepress.com the installation of this new machinery will lift capacity and will also facilitate the development of new designs that ensure the plant’s continued competitiveness.

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STARCO takes further step into OE with phase out of traditional aftermarket activities

STARCO takes further step into OE with phase out of traditional aftermarket activities

22nd November 2016 | 0 Comments

A new chapter in STARCO’s history began on 1 July 2016 when German wholesaler Bohnenkamp took over a number of the Danish firm’s aftermarket operations, including the STARCO Eastern Group and aftermarket businesses in Scandinavia, Germany and, with one or two exceptions, the Benelux countries. The businesses were divested as part of an increased focus on the original equipment sector under the company’s 2020 strategy, and STARCO has now announced the next step in its path to becoming a pure OE player. In the months to 1 April 2017, STARCO will phase out its entire traditional aftermarket activities.

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STARCO now offering complete dual wheel solutions

STARCO now offering complete dual wheel solutions

16th November 2016 | 0 Comments

The range of dual wheel solutions offered by STARCO is expanding to cover complete wheel solutions in addition to the components that were previously available. The company says this extension of its dual wheel portfolio will benefit customers by facilitating improved lead times and simplifying the supply chain. The quality of the solutions it offers, adds STARCO, are original equipment standard and use the same e-coat and powder topcoat technology found on products supplied to OEMs.

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STARCO moves to new HQ – Bohnenkamp settles into former site

STARCO moves to new HQ – Bohnenkamp settles into former site

4th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Denmark’s STARCO has called Skovby, near Aarhus, its home since 1993, however its headquarters site for the past 23 years was recently sold to Germany’s Bohnenkamp as part of the divestment of STARCO’s aftermarket activities. Bohnenkamp A/S – the company previously known as STARCO A/S – is now located in the 4,500 square metre office and warehouse facility in Skovby, and STARCO employees have moved to 515 square metres of rented office space in nearby Brabrand.

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STARCO divests South African subsidiary

14th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Four years ago, STARCO established a new subsidiary in South Africa together with its local distributor, Mac and TireCity. The company has now decided to divest its 50 per cent shareholding and exit South Africa in order to strengthen its focus on its core business and OEM customers across Europe. STARCO’s shareholding has been transferred to a newly-established company owned by Mac and TireCity.

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