Kerrs Tyres Acquires Auto Tyre Services


NI based tyre management company Kerr’s Tyres Group has acquired the Dublin based tyre businesses of the Maher family for an undisclosed sum.

Further Expansion for Kerr's Tyre Group

The Maher family businesses have been trading for 45 years in the Greater Dublin area providing service for the construction, truck, car and van sectors trading as; Auto Tyre Services, Rathoath Vulcanising and Tyre Services. Kerr’s Tyres will be rebranding all the business as Auto Tyre Services and will open two additional centres in Donabate, North Dublin and Ballymount, South Dublin in the coming weeks. The Maher family will continue as part of the management team.

The acquisition complements Kerr’s existing business model which already operates in the Dublin area bringing the Kerr’s Tyre Group up to now operating from 10 centres and decreases their reliance on using sub-contractors for their commercial users. The integration of the two business will bring additional expertise, bespoke services and resources to provide an even better customer experience.

Norman Kerr Kerr’s Tyres Group MD commented “This is Kerr’s Tyres second acquisition in the last six months, demonstrating the growth ambitions of the business. The Maher businesses had an excellent reputation and very experienced staff, and this will secure Kerr’s geographical presence in the Leinster region. With the uncertainty around Brexit still to be clarified we felt more than ever we had to put a solid foundation in the area to ensure our business and that of our customers kept flowing uninterrupted.  We are excited with the opportunities that this will present to us, bringing additional infrastructure, securing market share, and combining our expertise for further strategic growth.”

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.


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