RH Claydon takes on Kumho Truck Tyre distribution in the UK
Kumho has enjoyed a successful working relationship with renowned tyre distributor R H Claydon for some 20 years and has now appointed the company to handle its truck tyre distribution requirements for the whole of the UK mainland.
A third-generation family business, R H Claydon boasts full national coverage via six strategically-placed warehouses and will carry the entire range of Kumho’s medium and heavy truck tyre products. The switch from Kumho’s current direct distribution programme will be seamless from the customers’ point of view who, from day one, will have access to R H Claydon personnel 5½ days per week and a robust online ordering arrangement 24/7 – through its established B2B System, orders placed up to 7am qualify for same day delivery during the working week.
Commenting on this key appointment, Kumho sales Director Kevin Peck said: “This is a win-win situation for all concerned. Claydon has an excellent reputation within the trade and is the perfect long term partner for our truck tyre requirements – we couldn’t wish for a safer pair of hands.”
Added R H Claydon’s Managing Director Mick Claydon: “The Kumho brand is a great addition to our portfolio. The company’s latest range of truck tyre products is impressive and demand is growing all the time. We are delighted to have been chosen to help grow Kumho sales within this sector over the coming years.”
Founded in 1960 the Kumho Tire Company based in Seoul, South Korea, is one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, with revenues in excess of two billion Euro. Each year it sells over 60 million tyres worldwide. With over 10,000 employees, Kumho primarily develops, manufactures and markets tyres for passenger cars, vans and trucks. It operates production facilities in Korea, China, Vietnam and the USA, maintains research and development centres in Korea, China, Europe and North America, and is an original equipment supplier to Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Fiat, Mini, Hyundai and Kia.
For years Kumho has been a major supporter of top class football in Europe, and is currently the official tyre partner of the English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, as well as FC Schalke 04 of the German Bundesliga and the French Ligue 1 team Olympique Lyon.