Trelleborg, Sweden - Trelleborg Wheel Systems has signed an agreement to acquire the privately owned Australian special tyre distributor Solid Service Group, which has about 40 employees and annual sales of approximately SEK 65 M (â‚¬7 million).
Trelleborg said Solid Service Group is one of the largest distributors of solid industrial tyres
in Australia, with its head office in Dandenong, outside Melbourne. The Group has branches in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Tasmania. The operation focuses on specialised service for industrial customers, including fixed pressing units and mobile pressing units for onsite fitting of all types of industrial tyres, primarily for various types of forklifts.
The acquisition is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter 2007.