International Tyres in Singapore

International Tyres

Midlands based International Tyres are experienced specialists in truck tyre wholesale distribution in the UK, and for the past three decades the company has been working with some of the world’s leading tyre brand manufacturers. In March they exhibited at the Tyrexpo Asia Show in Singapore and Commercial Tyre Business chatted to Director Andy Jackson to find out the reasons behind this unexpected appearance on the other side of the world.

UK Wholesaler Looks to Asia to Aid Expansion Plans

Having previously attended the Singapore show as a visitor, Andy explained that the company is currently looking to expand the business in the UK and felt it would be worthwhile being part of the event to explore and learn first-hand about the truck tyre market in Asia and also look at the possibility of viewing new potential brands for the future.

He says, “Having relocated our headquarter base to larger and custom-built premises in Rowley Regis during 2018. We are currently adopting a controlled growth plan with the intention of further increasing our TBR band portfolio if we find new tyre ranges that suit our particular brand requirements. It is an ambitious and possibly ‘bold’ move to travel all the way out to Singapore for a show, but I am a firm believer that if you want to succeed you have to be prepared to try new things and go off in a different direction when needed. It has been a very worthwhile trip as we have met a number of interested companies that could possibly lead to new business partnerships in the future.”

International Tyres hold the largest range of in-house stock in the UK with 25,000 tyres readily available that cover all price ranges, sizes and applications and are exclusive UK distributors for a number of high quality and prestigious truck brands offering next day deliveries throughout the UK and same day delivery throughout the Midlands.

Andy concludes, “We pride ourselves on the fact that more than one in twenty new truck tyres fitted in the UK are provided by International Tyres and I believe it is the perfect springboard to take our company to the next level of growth and success in due course.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: commercialtyrebusiness@btconnect.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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