Tag: tyre wholesale

TGI appoints Wheeler to head North American sales team

TGI appoints Wheeler to head North American sales team

11th April 2019 | 0 Comments

US-based independent tyre wholesaler Tire Group International (TGI) has appointed Rick Wheeler its vice-president of National Sales. In his role, Wheeler is responsible for sales, marketing, and customer service teams for the North American market.

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Vimexa moving forward as an independent intermediary

Vimexa moving forward as an independent intermediary

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

One man, a kitchen table and a vision. Nothing more is needed to launch a successful business. When we spoke with the founder of fledgling company Vimexa five years ago about his goal of matching stocks between suppliers and customers, beginnings were small and hopes high. From there, Rutger Veerman has built his company up into a thriving niche player within the tyre market that serves wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers around the world. We recently caught up to find out about Vimexa at five years of age.

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Germany: Wholesaler Gundlach begins €20 million expansion project

Germany: Wholesaler Gundlach begins €20 million expansion project

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

German tyre and wheel wholesaler Reifen Gundlach is investing more than 20 million euros in an additional production line for its tyre-and-wheel assembly business. Work on the project is under way, and the 25,000 square metre building that will house the line is expected to be completed by May. Plans call for the production line to be operational in time for this autumn’s winter tyre season. The project will create around 100 new jobs at Gundlach’s site in Daufenbach, some 40 miles southeast of Cologne.

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Deldo: ZC Rubber now making Superia tyre brand

Deldo: ZC Rubber now making Superia tyre brand

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Private labels are a core business for wholesaler Deldo Autobanden NV, and currently it offers six ranges. One of these is Superia, and Deldo shares that it recently entered into a manufacturing agreement with ZC Rubber – the 10th largest tyre maker in the world according to Tyrepress.com’s latest ranking. ZC Rubber will produce a full line of high performance, UHP, SUV and light commercial truck patterns under the Superia brand name for Deldo.

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Deldo doubles warehouse capacity

Deldo doubles warehouse capacity

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

The year has started well for Deldo Autobanden – the Belgium-based tyre wholesaler says its new warehouse in the Port of Antwerp is now finished and operational, and the facility’s entry into service has effectively doubled stock capacity to more than 2 million tyres. According to Deldo, this added capacity is aiding an expansion of its premium as well as budget segment ranges and offers customers throughout Europe an enhanced ‘just-in-time’ service.

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FinTyre buys RS Exclusiv Reifengrosshandel and TyreXpert Reifen + Autoservice

FinTyre buys RS Exclusiv Reifengrosshandel and TyreXpert Reifen + Autoservice

28th December 2018 | 0 Comments

European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD) has signed a binding agreement to acquire two key players in the German tyre market: RS Exclusiv Reifengrosshandel GmbH and TyreXpert Reifen + Autoservice GmbH. As a result of the acquisition EfTD now has a total turnover of 740 million euros in Germany and project annual unit sales of 8.5 million tyres.

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Traxx Tyres hosts dealer conference

Traxx Tyres hosts dealer conference

19th December 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of November Traxx Tyres held its inaugural Independent Dealer Conference will the aim of creating a “dynamic forum for presentations by suppliers and experts on new tyre products, technology and digital marketing innovations in the tyre industry, as well as creating a valuable networking opportunity for attendees”.

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Fintyre to open London head office

Fintyre to open London head office

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The last couple of years have been something of a whirlwind for the European Fintyre Distribution project, which has seen the business grow from a key player in the Italian market into a wider European operation with aspirations of being the leading force in pan-European tyre distribution and perhaps even beyond. Tyres & Accessories recently met with European Fintyre chief executive officer Mauro Pessi in order find out more about the company’s decision to base its central headquarters in London as well as its general, ongoing growth.

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Pon selling tyre wholesale business – new owner for GAC

Pon selling tyre wholesale business – new owner for GAC

28th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Netherlands-based transportation sector firm Pon Holdings announced yesterday its intention to divest Gundlach Automotive Corporation (GAC) at the end of this year to private equity investor Gilde Buy Out Partners. The business will thereafter operate as an independent company.

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ATD ‘making significant progress’

ATD ‘making significant progress’

29th October 2018 | 0 Comments

American Tire Distributors, Inc. (ATD) has written to customers saying that the company is making “making significant progress with [its] recapitalization process” in a letter published on the firm’s recapitalisation website on 28 October 2018. According to the company, the steps taken “will strengthen our financial position as we continue our successful, game-changing transformation. We have a clear roadmap for the next steps in this process and the support of our key financial stakeholders has us on track to emerge by the end of the year as a stronger company with less debt that is even better positioned to serve our customers.”

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Bain Capital buys US distributor Dealer Tire

Bain Capital buys US distributor Dealer Tire

26th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The private equity firm building up a European tyre distribution group through its acquisition of firms such as Fintyre and Reiff has made a significant investment in North America. Bain Capital reports its acquisition of a majority shareholding in US-based aftermarket tyre and parts distributor Dealer Tire, LLC. The interests of Lindsay Goldberg LLC, Dealer Tire’s investment partner since December 2014, will be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity. The transaction is expected to close by December.

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Will Amazon buy ATD?

Will Amazon buy ATD?

17th October 2018 | 0 Comments

October has been a tumultuous month for US tyre distribution. First ATD filed for Chapter 11 during the first week of the month. Then, less than two week’s later Sears, which includes Sears Autocentres (itself one just two major tyre installation partners for Amazon), also applied for bankruptcy protection. Now market analysts are asking if Amazon is planning to buy ATD.

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ATD enter bankruptcy proceedings

17th October 2018 | 0 Comments

A month after its credit rating was downgraded, American Tire Distributors, Inc. (ATD), the largest tyre wholesaler not only in the USA, but in the entire NAFTA region, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the District of Delaware on 4 October. At the time, the company announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with approximately 75 per cent of its bondholders on the terms of a recapitalization that would reduce the company's debt by approximately $1.1 billion and increase its financial flexibility as it continues its ongoing transformation

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ATL developing a tyre industry specialism

ATL developing a tyre industry specialism

8th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the news that logistics service provider ATL officially opened a new ‘ATL Midlands Hub’ in Foston on 6 September 2018, Tyres & Accessories reflects on the company’s strategic decision to move towards the tyre industry. As we have already seen, before Jon Ward Joined ATL in April 2018, he previously worked as managing director for two major automotive companies, including one of ATL’s customers – Mitas Tyres. During his time at Mitas, Ward reportedly doubled turnover in three years, whilst increasing profit and encouraging a cohesive team culture.

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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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