Our 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, entrepreneurial spirit and a striving to continuously develop.

Today, we are market leaders in some of our fields of expertise and markets. Just like back in the day, we still have a great team bound by a passion to develop, manufacture and deliver clever wheel and tyre solutions, and to understand our customers and the use of their application or vehicle.

1961

 

Founded           

           

1962

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

 

1995

STARCO acquires Hwa Fong Handels GmbH (German subsidiary).

 

2001

STARCO establishes itself in Poland and our Eastern Group.

 

2002

Start up in Russia and opening new factory in Croatia.

 

2004

Acquires subsidiary in Belgium and starts up STARCO Sweden.

 

2005

Expansion in various countries.         

 

2006

Expansion in Russia – and new subsidiary in Ukraine.

 

2008

Acquires subsidiary in France.

 

2011

New factory in Sri Lanka.

 

2012

Central warehouse in Winsen relocated from Lüneburg Germany and start up in 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 OEM customers and national distributors.           

 

2017

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

 

2017

STARCO joins the Kenda Group


 

 

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Recent news

18.04.2018

Prolong the lifetime of your dumper tyres

The site dumper is the workhorse on most construction sites. Its job is to move material from one place to another operating in a full-empty-full-empty cycle. This sets special requirements for the wheels and tyres.
18.04.2018

Prolong the lifetime of your dumper tyres

The site dumper is the workhorse on most construction sites. Its job is to move material from one place to another operating in a full-empty-full-empty cycle. This sets special requirements for the wheels and tyres.
19.01.2018

Meet us at the UK’s biggest caravan show 20-25th February 2018

With 20 years’ of experience in supplying the caravan market, it is time for the industry’s best kept secret to join its first camping and caravanning fair. STARCO is there to display its premium and standard wheel and tyre solutions for caravans and ‘talk wheels’ with both the caravan manufacturers and end-users. They want to learn from both ends of the market what features of a wheel and tyre are important to the consumer.