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Anvil opens new six-figure Dromore tyre centre

Anvil Tyre Centre has taken up residence in a new MOT servicing and tyre repair depot in Dromore, Northern Ireland following a six-figure investment supported by Ulster Bank.

The move sees the county Down business vacate its former trading premises on the Lurgan Road.

Situated on an adjacent one-acre plot, the new 4,500 sq ft modern tyre repair facility features a fully equipped workshop and four wheel alignment and service bays, including a drive-through service bay for lorries, large agricultural vehicles and plant machinery.

It is expected the centre will create two new full-time equivalent jobs when fully operational.

Anvil Tyre Centre’s Daniel Wethers (right) pictured with Ulster Bank business development manager Philip McNeill.

Anvil Tyre Centre is owned and managed by brothers Daniel and Kyle Wethers. Originally built by their great, great grandfather – a blacksmith and farrier serving the local agricultural community – it has been in continuous operation for over 170 years. Tyre fitting has been its principal activity since the 1960s.

Daniel Wethers commented: “We’re very proud of our heritage and we were keen to reflect our roots with this new investment. The history of our former premises is tied to the blacksmithing trade.

“As tractors replaced horses, the family enterprise then adapted to tyre fitting. The rural community has always been at the heart of everything we do.”

Kyle Wethers added: “With that in mind, we’re very pleased to level up that commitment by adding a lorry bay to our new centre.

“It’s a new direction for our business and creates significant opportunity for growth as we can now simultaneously accommodate both commercial and agricultural vehicles while retaining our strong focus on domestic vehicles.”