2007 - Innovation is our middle name
In April, STARCO introduces the STARCO iB400: the new automated wheel assembly system for small wheels developed and built by STARCO’s own engineers. The iB400 is a versatile assembly line that is capable of handling steel, alloy and plastic wheels and depending on the actual wheel and tyre sizes, the iB400 can mount 400 wheels per hour.
An Agreement with BKT Tyres is signed in June. This agreement allows STARCO to distribute BKT tyres in the former Soviet Union.
STARCO is once again at the forefront of wheel innovation and is pleased to announce the STARCO Safety Wheel. This is the newest development within safety of pneumatic tyres. The STARCO Plastic Safety Wheel is fitted with a patented pressure-release valve which ejects and releases tyre pressure, should inflation reach a pre-defined maximum level.
An incredible 25 years has passed since STARCO and KENDA started their successful partnership. The relationship between STARCO and KENDA goes back to 1982 when STARCO bought its first tyres from KENDA. Throughout the years KENDA has developed from being a minor supplier into being STARCO’s largest supplier. Being the main distributor for Kenda in Europe, the working relationship between our companies is extremely strong and we look forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary!
STARCO announces that as of 1st October 2007 Gebr. Schaad AG has joined the STARCO Group. Both STARCO and Schaad are well represented in different areas of the wheel, rim and dual wheel business throughout Europe and Central Asia. The two companies will co-operate and make use of the each other’s strengths in product development, manufacturing and knowledge of the market and customers.