History

We have been a pioneering force in the wheel and tyre industry for more than 55 years. STARCO is founded on a passion for tyres, entrepreneur spirit and a persistency to continuously develop. Today, we are market leading in some of our fields of expertise and markets. Like back in the days, we still have a great team bound by a passion to develop, manufacture and deliver clever wheel and tyre solutions.

Below selected key milestones:

1961 

Founded

1962

STARCO acquires C. G. Enterprises Ltd (British subsidiary)

1995

STARCO acquires Hwa Fong Handels GmbH (German subsidiary)

2001

STARCO established in Poland and our Eastern Group

2002

Start up in Russia and opening new factory in Croatia

2004

Acquires STARCO in Belgium and Sweden

2005

Expansion in various countries

2006

Expansion in Russia and Belgium – and new subsidiary in Ukraine

2008

Acquires subsidiary in France

2011

New factory in Sri Lanka

2012

Central warehouse in Winsen, Germany and South Africa

2015

New management team in place. Peer Ejlersgaard was part of the board until his sudden death in 2016.

2016

Primary aftermarket activity sold off to Bohnenkamp. STARCO exits South Africa too, and later STARCO phases out most replacement market activity in remaining countries. Focus in on OE customers and national distributors.

2017

31st of March 2017 STARCO phases out all traditional replacement activity except in the UK, sales of solid tyres to fork lift truck tyres distributors in Poland, aftersales services of trailer and caravan assemblies in Benelux, and sales of dual wheel solutions and made-to-measure across Europe.

 

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