By Denna Bowman
One of the UK’s leading tyre wholesalers and importers has joined the Imported Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA) to ensure its imported tyres remain fully compliant with the latest EU regulations.
As the exclusive UK distributor for several tyres brands, Bond International will benefit from ITMA’s expertise and access to the latest legislation and regulations.
Steve Tidmarsh, financial director for Bond International, said: “The number of laws and technical requirements for importers and manufacturers looking to sell tyres within the EU can be quite daunting and overwhelming,.
“Clearly, it’s of critical importance to us that each of the brands we sell meet all EU regulations. By joining ITMA we feel that we are much better equipped to stay on top of these changing rules.”
ITMA was established more than 30 years ago when imported tyre brands started to gain a significant share of the UK replacement tyre market.
The association now represents the interests of more than 25 tyre brands from its dozen member companies.
It is estimated that tyres manufactured outside of the EU now account for as much as 50% of all UK tyre sales and at least 30% across the whole of Europe.