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Rathcormac Tyres new Galaxy distribution partner in Ireland

In addition to a large tyre portfolio and well-established services for trucks, cars, vans and 4x4s, Rathcormac Tyres now also has the full range of Galaxy’s competitively priced, very good quality agricultural tyres, which are available across Ireland.

Rathcormac Tyres is a long and well-established tyre wholesale company in Ireland that is privately owned by Pat and Mary Whelan. Based in Rathcormac, a village just outside Cork city, the company’s trading activities date back over 35 years.

Thanks to the owners’ expertise and dedication, the business experienced significant growth which led to the incorporation as Blackwater Tyre Services Limited in 1999.

Since that time, Rathcormac Tyres is the trade name of the legally registered company that operates from its specially designed distribution centre little more than 10 kilometres north-east of Cork. Situated directly on the main arterial N8 road from Cork to Dublin, the site comprises a separate office building, four tyre warehouses of some 30,000 sq. ft., a fully modernised retail fitting centre, and a container storage area.

Rapid growth
As well as tyre sales,, Rathcormac Tyres also offers a full range of services including free tyre checks and 24/7 breakdown recovery to puncture repair, wheel balancing and alignment.

The company has a total of 35 employees, a development that is largely due to the expertise in identifying good quality suppliers for the budget market and high-quality high spec products for the professional haulage and contractors’ market.

The service offering even includes competitive professional tyre fitting at customers’ homes or places of work for cars, 4×4s and light commercial vehicles. To ensure quick and responsive customer care, the own service and delivery fleet consists of 10 vehicles.

Shipments leave the distribution centre every day and follow specific routes across the country to new and established customers that are planned based on the orders that have been taken the day before.

Competitively priced
“Yokohama Off Highway Tires has appointed Rathcormac Tyres in Cork as the distributors of Galaxy agri tyres for Ireland,” reports Pat Whelan.

“We have been a major player in the agricultural market in Ireland for many years, and now we are equally proud and delighted to add the tyre range of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires’ Galaxy brand to our existing portfolio of agricultural brands.

“We are looking forward to working very closely with YOHT in selling the Galaxy brand. Galaxy is a very good quality tyre and is very competitively priced.

“Yokohama has many years experiences in producing tyres. So, we are very pleased to have the Galaxy portfolio added to our range of tyres.”

Large portfolio
The Galaxy agricultural tyre range includes a large portfolio of application specific, purpose-built tyres for tractors, combines, trailers and implements.

The offering includes tractor tyres such as the radial Earth Pro and bias Agri Trac II or Galaxy Irrigation R-1, for example, combine tyres such as the Combine Star and the Giant Hippo, radial flotation tyres for agricultural transports such as the Super Soil Softee and the Flotstar as well as bias transportation tyres such as the Honey Waggon, Flotation or the Flot Pro.

Tyres for tractor front axles and implements such as Front Farm F-2, Earth Pro F-2, Seeder Stubble Proof R-3, and Imp Pro – to mention just a few – complete the extensive range.

“We are happy to announce that currently there is a full range of Galaxy 85 series, 70 series and 65 series along with industrial, flotation, ATV and lawn tyres, all of which can be obtained from our company as we are holding extensive stocks of all major sizes and have a delivery service throughout Ireland,” Pat highlighted.

Tyres for every need
For Dnyaneshwar Patil, sales manager for the Galaxy brand in the UK and Ireland, the new partnership with Rathcormac Tyres is a win-win-win situation for customers, the new distribution partner and Galaxy alike, and the “next level” for the brand in Ireland.

“Galaxy offers such a wide and extensive range of high-quality and economical tyres that it perfectly fits our new partner’s expertise in the agricultural segment,” he said.

“We are convinced that with this distribution channel, Galaxy benefits from our new partner’s capabilities and broad customer reach whilst Rathcormac Tyres benefits from Galaxy’s large portfolio of high-quality tyres.

“Thanks to quick and broad availability plus the well-established distribution and service offerings, the end-customers across the country will also benefit from easy access to tyres with exceptional value for money,” he added.

Made to deliver
Galaxy is one of the flagship brands of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires, known for its robust offerings of application-specific, purpose-built tyre solutions. These products are manufactured in state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities and undergo extensive research and testing to ensure high productivity and excellent durability.

“We deliver value with every product, we have been the preferred choice of OEM’s and aftermarkets year after year, and we are looking forward to a highly fruitful distribution partnership with Rathcormac Tyres in Ireland in the years to come,” Patil concluded.

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