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

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.
07.09.2018

A desert tyre becomes a snow tyre

The STARCO-designed Alptrak was developed for exceptional traction on turf and other terrain, and has been applied for mountains tractors for many years. STARCO and Avant Tecno developed and customised the ‘old design’ for other uses, having extraordinary results.
05.08.2018

Meet us at the Agro Show fair in Poland

On 20 to 23 September 2018 STARCO will join one of Europe’s largest agricultural fairs near Poznan in Poland. STARCO displays in-house designed, developed and manufactured wheel solutions for the agricultural industry and information regarding a unique, flexible manufacturing set-up.
20.07.2018

STARCO extends agricultural range with MAXAM

STARCO partners with MAXAM Tire International and extends their tyre range within the agricultural implement segment. This enables STARCO to offer OEM customers wheel and tyre solutions for high-speed and heavy-load agricultural trailers and implements.