Tag: tyre wholesale

Prometeon appoints Kirkby Tyres as Agricultural PHP distributor

Tuesday 15th May 2018 | 0 Comments

After “years of extensive testing across Europe”, Prometeon Tyre Group has announced it is linking agricultural tyre distribution specialists Kirkby Tyres in order to bring Pirelli branded agricultural tyres to market. Voted the NTDA Tyre Wholesaler of the year in 2017, Kirkby has over 60 years of experience serving the market from the firm’s UK base in Liverpool. Kirkby will now be Prometeon’s exclusive wholesale partner serving the UK mainland and Ireland for the Pirelli Agricultural, PHP line.

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Inter-Sprint at The Tire Cologne

Inter-Sprint at The Tire Cologne

Wednesday 25th April 2018 | 0 Comments

For Netherlands-based wholesaler Inter-Sprint, The Tire Cologne is the natural successor to the Reifen show that took place in Essen every two years until 2016 – especially when considering projected exhibitor and visitor numbers – and for this reason, being there as an exhibitor is a must.

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TBC Corporation acquires Interstate brand marketing rights

TBC Corporation acquires Interstate brand marketing rights

Tuesday 24th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Marketing rights to the Interstate tyre brand have been acquired by TBC Corporation this month. This transaction follows the entry of Interstate Tire & Rubber into insolvency late last year. The US-based aftermarket tyre distributor has also appointed Theo de Vries, formerly director marketing and sales at Interstate Tires, its new international sales and marketing manager.

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Tyre wholesale: acquisition gives Italy’s Fintyre national coverage

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Italian tyre wholesaler Fintyre has acquired its regional rival, La Genovese gomme. The European Fintyre Distribution Ltd company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Sardinia-based wholesaler and retailer.

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Goodyear, Bridgestone combining aftermarket tyre distribution in the USA

Goodyear, Bridgestone combining aftermarket tyre distribution in the USA

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The wholesale tyre distribution networks owned by Goodyear and Bridgestone in the USA are combining to form an operation the two protagonists claim will be “one of the largest tyre distribution joint ventures in the United States.” This 50-50 joint venture, announced yesterday, echoes the arrangement that Michelin and Sumitomo Corporation entered into at the start of the year.

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Jeff van den Biggelaar named Heuver Tyrewholesale’s new marketing manager

Jeff van den Biggelaar named Heuver Tyrewholesale’s new marketing manager

Thursday 22nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to employing new country team members, in-house sales representatives and warehouse staff, Heuver Tyrewholesale has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new marketing manager. Jeff van den Biggelaar began joined Heuver Tyrewholesale at the start of this year and draws upon prior experience gained within the tyre industry as well as in related roles in other businesses.

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Michelin enters African tyre distribution joint venture

Michelin enters African tyre distribution joint venture

Thursday 22nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

A new joint venture has been set up between Michelin and industrial products distributor CFAO for importing and distributing premium and quality segment tyres into Kenya and Uganda. CFAO holds a 51 per cent share in the new entity and Michelin the remaining 49 per cent. The joint venture’s governance is equally divided between CFAO and Michelin.

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TTI distributing Avon tyre brand in Benelux, north Germany

TTI distributing Avon tyre brand in Benelux, north Germany

Thursday 8th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has appointed Netherlands-based wholesaler Tyre Trading International (TTI) its distributor for the Benelux markets and for the north of Germany.

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Univergomma reports significant sales growth in 2017

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Univergomma Spa, the apparent number two in the Italian tyres replacement market, has reported significant sales improvement in 2017. The firm specifically reported a turnover figure north of 135 million euros. This figure includes international sales, with particular success reported in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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Kirkby: Tyre Wholesaler of the Year growing in 2018

Kirkby: Tyre Wholesaler of the Year growing in 2018

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

After being named Truck & Agricultural Tyre Supplier of The Year in both 2015 and 2016, last year Kirkby Tyres went home from the NTDA Tyre Industry Awards ceremony in October with the trophy for Tyre Wholesaler of the Year. The 2017 award was for Kirkby perhaps the crowning moment in a year that saw its original equipment and OE2 business continue to grow as well as work progress on its warehousing expansion programme. This expansion will be completed during the course of 2018 and is expected to enhance Kirkby’s operations. The wholesaler also anticipates an increase in its OE/OE2 activities and is introducing several other important agricultural products.

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Clarification: Michelin, Sumitomo Corporation tyre wholesaling JV

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In order to clear any consfusion arising from the announcement that Michelin and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) are forming a joint venture to pool tyre wholesale resources in the USA and Mexico, the Micheldever Group has issued a statement stressing that it is not in any way connected with Sumitomo Corporation or its North American subsidiary.

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Kumho UK to take over when Micheldever tyre distribution ends in May

Thursday 4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the news that Micheldever and Kumho Tyre are ending their 15-year distribution relationship, Kumho Tyre (UK) Ltd. (KTUK) has confirmed that the cooperation will end in May 2018. After that date, KTUK will itself be responsible for distributing Kumho branded car, 4x4 and van products in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland).

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Michelin, Sumitomo Corporation to pool tyre wholesale resources in USA & Mexico

Thursday 4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

With the creation of a 50-50 joint venture, Michelin North America Inc. says it and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas will form the second-largest player in the United States’ wholesale tyre market. The two companies have entered into a definitive agreement to combine their respective North American replacement tyre distribution and related service operations. The transaction is subject to customary approvals.

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Micheldever ending Kumho tyre distribution in May

Micheldever ending Kumho tyre distribution in May

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has confirmed it is ending its 15-year tyre distribution partnership with Kumho Tyre in the UK. According to the company, the exclusive distribution agreement with Kumho Tyre will “end by mutual agreement” by the end of May 2018. However, MTS says the decision has also been prompted by a “clash of long-term ambition” for the Kumho brand in the UK. It comes at the same time Kumho’s global headquarters is embroiled in a complex ownership and financing struggle.

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Ulster Tyres celebrates its 40th anniversary

Ulster Tyres celebrates its 40th anniversary

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

2 January 2018 is a very special day in the history of Ulster Tyres. 40 years ago the company was founded by husband and wife team Joe and Brighid McGinley. Joe was a director for a local tyre company and seen the opportunities in the tyre trade. Tentatively they opened the business in 1978 beside Whitehouse Motors in Ballybofey.

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