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

23.01.2019

Meet STARCO at SIMA 2019

From 24 to 28 February, STARCO will join Europe’s largest agricultural fair in Paris, France. STARCO displays in-house designed, developed and manufactured wheel solutions for the agricultural industry and shares information regarding the unique, flexible manufacturing set-up.
21.12.2018

STARCO to expand Polish facilities

STARCO’s turnover in Poland increased more than 40% from 2016 to 2018. Despite a 30% growth in assemblies during 2018, there is a lack of capacity to meet the growing demand from Polish OEM customers. Therefore, STARCO will invest in expanding the Polish facilities with new warehouse buildings.
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.