2016: A LANDMARK YEAR FOR KIRKBY TYRES
For Liverpool based wholesaler Kirkby Tyres, 2016 was something of a landmark year.
The company began a major infrastructure development, including investment in new tyre stillages, fixed racking, environmentally friendly LED T5 lighting technology replacing sodium lights, clean energy fuelled forklift trucks, and a major Warehouse Management System (WMS) project.
This will control movement of products from the receipt of advanced shipping notifications via Kirkby’s suppliers to the receipt handling, put-away, perpetual inventory and pick and dispatch of its orders to customers.
A full end to end product flow solution is in the implementation process, the wholesaler adds.
KIRKBY TYRES WELCOMES JOHN PARKER & CRAIG HOLDSWORTH
Kirkby’s infrastructure was not the only part of the company to be undergo development in 2016; it has made key personnel appointments, including new director of business development & special projects – and chairman of the NTDA’s Tyre Wholesalers Group – John Parker, who has nearly three decades in wholesale out of 45 years in the tyre industry.
“After leaving my previous employment and in-depth discussions with Kirkby’s senior management, I became excited by the opportunity to join the company and become involved in its future plans and direction,”
Parker said. “My previous experience in off-highway and truck tyre wholesaling combined with Kirkby’s brand portfolio and standing in the marketplace, made joining the company an easy decision to make. I am proud to have become an integral part in the company’s strategy for long term and sustained growth.”
Kirkby added that its recruitment of such a high profile figure in the UK tyre wholesale sector reflects its intention to cement a leading position as an independent truck and off-highway tyre wholesaler in the UK and Ireland.
In addition to Parker, Kirkby also appointed Craig Holdsworth, who has 15 years’ tyre industry experience, as area sales manager (Midlands & East Anglia).
Holdsworth has held various sales roles with Starco, Kumho, Stapleton’s and Alessio Wheels.
Read more about our landmark year on the Tyre Press site, here