Tag: tyre wholesale

ATL opens ‘ATL midlands hub’

ATL opens ‘ATL midlands hub’

7th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Logistic service provider ATL officially opened ‘ATL Midlands Hub’ in Foston on 6 September 2018 to celebrate its recently built high-spec distribution centre and office facility. To commemorate the opening, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, officially opened the 35,000 pallet distribution centre and offices, in attendance of over 100 local dignitaries, suppliers and customers.

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Van den Ban acquires Swedish tyre wholesaler Amring

Van den Ban acquires Swedish tyre wholesaler Amring

25th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Dutch tyre wholesaler the Van den Ban Group has bought Sweden’s Amring AB. The Gothenburg-based tyre and wheel wholesaler and retailer had belonged to Pon Tyre Group since 2008. With this acquisition, Van den Ban increases its presence in Scandinavia. Further details regarding the transaction are not known at this stage

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T.T.I. futureproofing with continued growth, new products

T.T.I. futureproofing with continued growth, new products

12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

As far as years go, 2017 was a special one for Tyre Trading International (T.T.I.). Early on in the piece it delivered growth through the acquisition of Van Aalderen Twen-Tyre, it then witnessed expansion with Reifen Kraftwerk and was rounded off by organisational restructuring following the sale of the company’s Motoria business. T.T.I.’s owner Peter-Alexander van ’t Hof sees last year’s changes as a “big step” for the wholesaler, and 2018 is also looking to be a red-letter year.

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Interpneu looking to grow in Europe

Interpneu looking to grow in Europe

4th July 2018 | 0 Comments

When visiting the team at Interpneu during The Tire Cologne, we assumed they’d talk about business at home in Germany. We were wrong – the wholesaler shared a strong interest in expanding its operations in the UK and in northern Europe. Plans to do this are already in place.

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Wholesale acquisition: Hankook Tire buys Reifen Müller

Wholesale acquisition: Hankook Tire buys Reifen Müller

4th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Another tyre wholesaler in Germany is now in manufacturer hands. Hankook Tire has announced the 100 per cent equity purchase of independent wholesaler and retailer Reifen Müller. The acquisition gives Hankook Tire ownership of Reifen Müller’s sales distribution affiliate company, Reifen Müller KG, its 44 retail service outlets and the Reifen Müller GmbH & Co. Runderneuerungswerk KG retreading business.

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UK’s ballooning UHP tyre market a huge opportunity for Inter-Sprint

UK’s ballooning UHP tyre market a huge opportunity for Inter-Sprint

28th June 2018 | 0 Comments

A giant amongst tyre distributors on the other side of the Channel, Inter-Sprint’s business in the UK is currently low-key. Yet the company sees good growth potential here and is well-positioned to capitalise on this. We recently spoke with Inter-Sprint’s Jon Oram to find out more.

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Fintyre acquisition shows fast-growing firm is ‘doing OK’

Fintyre acquisition shows fast-growing firm is ‘doing OK’

26th June 2018 | 0 Comments

European finTyre Distribution (EFD) has been growing rapidly since its private equity owners Bain Capital backed the acquisition of Italian tyre wholesaler Fintyre back in March 2017. Since then the company has been on the acquisition trail, buying Pneusmarket and Franco Gomma in Italy as well as Reiff and most recently Reifen Krieg in Germany – all in order to build a “European tyre distribution group”. Tyres & Accessories recently spoke with Fintyre managing director Mauro Pessi and asked who’s next and what’s the exit plan?

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Stamford shows Thailand and Vietnam-produced tyres in Cologne

Stamford shows Thailand and Vietnam-produced tyres in Cologne

25th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Contract tyre supplier Firenza showcased five of the firm’s most popular ranges from car through to truck tyres.

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TireHub to start operations in July

20th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear) and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone)’s TireHub LLC joint venture in passenger and light truck tyre distribution, will begin serving customers the first week of July. The joint venture received clearance from all required regulatory authorities earlier in June, enabling the creation of one of the largest national tyre distributors in the United States. The transaction is expected to close at the end of June.

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European FinTyre Distribution buys Reifen Krieg

European FinTyre Distribution buys Reifen Krieg

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

European FinTyre Distribution Limited (EfTD), one of the largest Pan European tyre distributors, has agreed to acquire the privately held Reifen Krieg Group, a leading full-range tyre wholesaler in Germany. As a result, EfTD is set to become the market leader in two key European countries, Germany and Italy, with 1.1 billion euros of total revenue. According to EfTD, Reifen Krieg’s current owners, Holger Krieg and Tobias Fink, will continue as the group's managing directors

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Kirkby positioning Pirelli as premium truck tyre offer

21st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group UK Ltd has selected Kirkby Tyres as a truck tyre wholesale partner, with the goal of enhancing its UK distribution capabilities. With the addition of the Pirelli TBR range, Kirkby Tyres will be now be offering a full-tier commercial product portfolio from value tyres, right through to premium.

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Prometeon appoints Kirkby Tyres as Agricultural PHP distributor

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

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

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

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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