Tag: Tim Bader

Kings Road Tyres expands exclusive Blacklion TBR range

Kings Road Tyres expands exclusive Blacklion TBR range

9th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Kings Road Tyres (KRT) has added three new sizes to its exclusive Blacklion range of products for the haulage sector. New for 2016 are the BT165 and BD175 steer and drive axle tyres, available in popular sizes 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5.

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KRT introduces exclusive LCV range from Blacklion

KRT introduces exclusive LCV range from Blacklion

23rd December 2015 | 0 Comments

Kings Road Tyres has introduced a new range of LCV tyres from its exclusive manufacturing partner, Blacklion. The L301 Voracio range includes 18 popular size options for popular light commercial vehicle applications. Blacklion is a brand of the Qingdao-based Sailun Group, which owns KRT. The wholesaler has been ramping up its activity with Sailun’s Blacklion […]

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Kings Road Tyres expands portfolio with Blacklion PCR, Kingstone Turf/ATV ranges

Kings Road Tyres expands portfolio with Blacklion PCR, Kingstone Turf/ATV ranges

9th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Kings Road Tyres has added the Blacklion passenger car range and new Turf/ATV tyres from its Kingstone house brand to its portfolio. Already the exclusive distributor of Blacklion’s TBR range, KRT has extended its stock with the Sailun-produced brand’s PCR products. KRT describes Kingstone, first introduced in 1987, as being among the very first house brands developed exclusively by a UK wholesaler. The development of a new range of 50 turf and all-terrain vehicle tyres is a reflection of KRT’s strategic decision to grow its business in this specialist market.

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Upturn in housebuilding to sustain UK OTR growth – KRT

8th May 2015 | 0 Comments

A leading UK distributor of OTR tyres has predicting sustained growth in the segment as the construction sector rallies with improved UK economy. Since the financial crash of 2008 the aftermarket OTR tyre sector has suffered from a severely contracted end-user market. House building, often seen as a barometer of the health of the sector, saw starts falling to record low levels and other major developments have been put on ice. Kings Road Tyres (KRT) says the upturn in domestic construction activity will support sales growth in its OTR tyre brands.

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SingEx-ECI International seeking ways to ‘build on’ Brityrex 2014

SingEx-ECI International seeking ways to ‘build on’ Brityrex 2014

3rd November 2014 | 0 Comments

The organiser of Brityrex International 2014, SingEx-ECI International, said that it will seek to take the show “to the next level” following feedback from the 2014 edition of the show. A foundation for increased success has been laid by an expanded programme of informative and engaging discussions in the form of TyreTalk seminars, enhanced product variety, numerous product launches and first time appearances at a UK tradeshow, the organiser said.

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Kings Road Tyres builds brand portfolio, fleet in year following sale

Kings Road Tyres builds brand portfolio, fleet in year following sale

17th October 2014 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of 2014, Kings Road Tyres entered a new era. A controlling interest in the wholesaler was purchased by a group involving Chinese European and North American interests, and involving the Sailun Group “indirectly”. Following its sale, the existing management team, led by Adrian Bader, has overseen the development of its brand portfolio, with an increased involvement in the passenger car segment for the commercial vehicle tyre specialist heralded by an agreement to distribute Aeolus-branded PCR and 4x4 products. KRT says this deal, launched at October’s Brityrex show, alongside other investments in its brand portfolio and business infrastructure is setting up leading UK tyre wholesaler Kings Road Tyres (KRT) for a sustained period of long-term growth.

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Kings Road Tyres to launch Aeolus Valued Partner incentive at Brityrex

Kings Road Tyres to launch Aeolus Valued Partner incentive at Brityrex

20th August 2014 | 0 Comments

Kings Road Tyres was appointed as the exclusive distributor of Aeolus passenger car tyres at the beginning of 2014, and the company has announced the launch of this venture as a focal point of its Brityrex International 2014 activity, presented on its own stand. Primarily known as a distributor of commercial and agricultural tyres, KRT plans to get behind its new PCR product range with a package for retailers, called the Aeolus Valued Partner scheme. KRT says it will offer exclusive and innovative benefits, including an Aeolus-themed merchandising package, to fit out a reception area.

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KRT adds Maxam to extensive industrial tyre offer

20th August 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the UK’s foremost industrial tyre dealers, Kings Road Tyres has recently taken on distributorship of the Maxam brand for pneumatic applications including skid steer loaders, ground support equipment, access lifts, telescopic handlers and wheeled excavators. Key Maxam patterns covering a wide range of equipment are the MS801, MS802, MS906 and MS908, available ex-stock from KRT regional centres around the UK.

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Kings Road Tyres introduces Blacklion TBR

9th July 2014 | 0 Comments

Leading UK commercial vehicle tyre wholesaler Kings Road Tyres (KRT) launched its latest addition to a portfolio of exclusive TBR tyre brands at its Reifen 2014 stand. It will distribute the Jinyu manufactured Blacklion brand in the UK exclusively, with stocks available from the third quarter of 2014, KRT says.

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KRT Group appoints Tim Bader as operations manager

KRT Group appoints Tim Bader as operations manager

3rd July 2014 | 0 Comments

The Kings Road Tyres Group has appointed Tim Bader to the new senior role of operations manager. Bader was previously KRT’s purchasing and marketing manager, and the promotion brings with it the added responsibility for a wide portfolio of Group roles, including IT and communications, stock control, transport and health & safety.

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Matador, Aeolus offer specialist mid-range, budget bus and coach tyres from KRT

Matador, Aeolus offer specialist mid-range, budget bus and coach tyres from KRT

10th March 2014 | 0 Comments

While premium tyre manufacturers are notably providing more application-specific products to the coach and bus sector, the move to specialisation does not end in the higher-priced market segment. Kings Road Tyres (KRT), one of the UK’s leading wholesale suppliers of specialist tyres to the bus and coach sector, explains that its exclusive brands Matador and Aeolus both offer coach and bus tyres for use in urban environs with mid-range and budget price tags.

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KRT Competition Winners on the Rocks with Cooper and Kankku

10th October 2007 | 0 Comments

Crewe family firm Hopley Tyres enjoyed an exciting day of off-road driving at the Kankku 4x4 driving school recently, courtesy of Kings Road Tyres, and Kankku supplier, Cooper Tire. Dudley, Carl and Geoff Hopley travelled to the premier adventure driving centre in the beautiful Lake District countryside, with KRT branch manager, Mark Sneap, and purchasing and marketing manager, Tim Bader. The Hopleys had won the trip in a competition run by Middlesex-based KRT and Cooper Tire at the Brityrex show at Manchester’s G-Mex Centre in May in order to showcase the Cooper Discoverer STT’s astounding capabilities off-road. Dudley Hopley said: “There were certain tracks we went up that I thought were impossible in any vehicle, but the Cooper STTs proved us all wrong.”

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