Galway tyre dealer, Kevin Burke Tyres (KBT) has formalised its distribution partnership with BFGoodrich, signing an initial three-year agreement which will see it supply BFGoodrich tyres across the whole of Ireland until at least mid-2024 – with the option to extend for a further two years.
The deal covers the full range of BFGoodrich car, van, SUV and 4×4 tyres, which are stocked in the firm’s warehouse facility in Athenry and offered for next-day delivery using its own fleet of vehicles.
KBT already supplies around 40 sub-dealers across Ireland and expects this number to rise year-on-year – backed by a commitment to growing its investment in stock in line with market demand.
Commenting, Kevin Burke, Managing Director of KBT, says: “Demand has been incredibly strong in recent months. The 4×4 ranges literally sell themselves, such is their reputation in the market. Plus, we are finding that once a customer has fitted BFGoodrich, they won’t have anything else on their vehicles.”
Established in 1995, KBT has evolved from a tyre retailer catering for the local area, to one of Ireland’s largest wholesale tyre providers. In 2019 the firm relocated into a purpose-built facility located beside one of Ireland’s largest road networks.
The BFGoodrich brand is widely recognised as a world leader in off-road tyres, having first started manufacturing in Akron, Ohio, in 1870.