Clever wheel and tyre solutions for light transportation

STARCO develops and manufactures light-weight and high-quality wheel and tyre solutions for almost any application for light transportation – from sack trucks and trolleys on professional construction sites to wheelbarrows for private gardening. We partner with market-leading manufacturers, whilst servicing the replacement market through our OEM customers’ distribution network and key partners.

Our knowledge of wheelbarrows dates back to the days when STARCO manufactured them ourselves - today known as Ravendo. Now we specialise in developing and manufacturing wheel solutions for European market-leading manufacturers of wheelbarrows, among others.

The products in this segment that are manufactured in Europe range from 12” to 16” and fit well on trolleys, sack trucks, wheelbarrows and special tools for construction work.
Our launch of the puncture-proof wheelbarrow tyre in 2006 was a game changer. Today, puncture-proof tyres are commonplace in the market. STARCO-branded solutions range from high-end to standard, and the STARCO FLEX iCore, STARCO FLEX Pro and STARCO FLEX lite are among the most popular.

We supply a variety of pneumatic or puncture-free tyres with a plastic or steel centre. Customers can order wheels and tyres separately, or as complete wheel assemblies ready for their production lines, configured and inflated according to their specifications.

We offer customers:
  • An innovative development partner with extensive wheel and tyre engineering experience.
  • Specialised manufacturing of pneumatic or puncture-proof tyres with a steel or plastic wheel, produced in our factories in the UK and Croatia.
  • High-quality wheel and tyre solutions for trolleys, sack trucks and wheelbarrows ranging from 12” to 16”. Designed for improved end-user experience.
  • Tailored supply solutions that ensure excellent delivery performance, and a dedicated team ready to support your business.

Specialised manufacturing of pneumatic or puncture-proof tyres with a steel or plastic centre.


The combination of our engineering team, plastic wheel and tyre factory in the UK, steel wheel factory in Croatia, and strong partnership with trusted tyre manufacturers allows customers to order both standard and bespoke solutions for their applications.

We excel in complete wheel manufacturing and fitting. In fact, we are the largest plastic wheel manufacturer in Europe and the only Europe-based manufacturers of puncture-proof wheels in this segment.
Read more about our Manufacturing setup here.

High-quality wheel and tyre solutions for trolleys, sack trucks and wheelbarrows ranging from 12” to 16”, and developed with extensive wheel and tyre experience for improved end-user experience.


A 12” pneumatic tyre on a steel wheel or a 16” puncture-proof plastic wheel solution? We offer various combinations to ensure the optimum wheel and tyre solution for your application. We offer advice to ensure the optimum fit between application, wheel/tyre and intended use.

Read more about Research & Development here and our product range below.

Tailored supply solutions that ensure excellent delivery performance, and a dedicated team ready to support your business.


Our supply setup is geared to handle our customers’ different demands. We deliver throughout Europe from our central warehouse or directly from our UK factory. Some customers favour 100 pieces on pallets, others full containers with 4000 pieces. We are ready to handle daily requests or discuss long-term forecasting to ensure the optimum solutions for our customers.

We service the replacement market through our OEM customers’ distribution network and key partners, making our high-quality wheelbarrow wheels available all over Europe as a DIY option.

Read more about our Logistic & Distribution setup here.

The light transportation segment in brief

  • Applications: Trolleys, sack trucks, wheelbarrows and special tools for construction work.

  • Customers: Altrad, Hämmerlin, Walsall, Hörby Bruk, Håkanson, Revando.

  • Wheels: Plastic wheels made in our UK factory and steel wheels in our Croatian factory.

  • Tyres: Most tyres are designed and developed by STARCO. Pneumatic tyres are manufactured by Deli, Kenda and DSI. Puncture-proof tyres are manufactured in our UK factory.
  • Key market: Europe.

Henno Plaggenborg

Segment Director, Industrial Vehicles and Light Transportation

Email STARCO  henno.plaggenborg@starco.com 
Call STARCO +49 151 42 47 10 45
 
Netherlands  United Kingdom  Germany








Since 1992 Henno Plaggenborg has worked internationally with development and sales of tyres for forklift trucks and other heavy industrial machinery. He has a strong network within the industry and extensive experience.

He is responsible for developing the growing market for Industrial vehicles and light transport tyres and wheel solutions internationally.