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

 

2018

STARCO divests the Sri Lankan factory

 

 

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Recent news

12.11.2018

Simplifying the complexity of REACH

Do Tetrachloroethane, Hydrogen hexafluoroarsenate and Aminobiphenyl xenylamine mean something to you? These and many more are substances restricted under the REACH legislation. Mix hard-core chemistry with complex legislation and you get REACH. So, if you want to know what REACH is and learn how STARCO works with it, keep reading.
02.11.2018

Meet STARCO at Agrama 2018

From 29 November to 3 December 2018, STARCO will join again the largest Swiss trade fair for agricultural and forestry technology in Berne, Switzerland. STARCO displays unique solutions for mounting dual wheels and flat-sided spikes for mowers to use in the characteristic alpine environment of Switzerland.
26.09.2018

Meet STARCO at EIMA 2018

From 7 to 11 November, STARCO will join the international machinery exhibition in Bologna, Italy. Focusing on both tractor, agricultural implements and ground care vehicles, it is an exhibition right up STARCO’s alley. The wheel and tyre specialists will be there to display their dual wheel solutions amongst other capabilities.
19.09.2018

Improving compact tractor versatility

Since 2011, STARCO has supplied wheels and tyres for Kubota DE’s compact tractor range. By adjusting the wheel and tyres, the compact tractors initially designed for standard applications, become perfect for different usage across Europe such as snow service and tool carrier.