The impressive new warehouse of Kirkby Tyres in Dublin further boosts the company’s role as exclusive partner of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires’ Alliance brand.
Since 1967, and as first ever export customer of Alliance, Kirkby Tyres significantly contributes to the excellent reputation and market presence of Alliance tyres such as the Agri Star II and the 372 Agriflex VF as flagship tyre in Very High Flexion (VF) technology in Ireland and the UK.
During a recent visit of the new Dublin venue, Angelo Noronha, president Europe at Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT), and Ole Baek, head of sales for Northern Europe at YOHT, discussed recent market developments and new communication measures with Michael Rosenthal, marketing director of Kirkby Tyres as the UK’s and Ireland’s largest and most comprehensive distributor of off-highway tyre and wheel solutions.
“We are enormously pleased with almost five and a half decades of fruitful co-operation in the highly competitive market in the UK and Ireland,” Baek said.
“Kirkby Tyres ensure that tyres such as the Alliance 372 VF and the Agri Star II are well known to farmers and contractors – and the new warehouse further boosts numbers of SKUs and depth of stock whilst providing more space for the Agri Star II to meet the high demand for this unique tyre that we are facing.
“We also highly appreciate the innovative communication of Kirkby Tyres as co-operating with popular online (YouTube) influencers Adrian in Ireland (iFarm WeFarm) and Tom Pemberton in the UK (Tom Pemberton Farm Life) has helped to skyrocket the presence of the Agri Star II in farmers’ minds.”
Rosenthal said he is equally pleased with the long standing and exclusive distribution partnership. For Rosenthal, providing dealers and customers with Alliance tyres means offering “high quality and excellent value for money”.
He said being able to present the new warehouse to Angelo Noronha and Ole Baek provided an excellent opportunity to highlight the company’s dedication to serve its customers.
“We invested over €3.5m (in the new warehouse) and chose a strategic location with access to the major arterial routes. This puts us in the comfortable position to serve our customers in all geographical areas in the island of Ireland, with a markedly extended stock and further enhanced customer services,” Rosenthal said.