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Kerr’s Tyres Group acquires Maher family business

Antrim based tyre management company Kerr’s Tyres Group has acquired the Dublin based tyre businesses of the Maher family for an undisclosed sum.

The Maher family has been trading for 45 years in the Greater Dublin area providing service for the construction, truck, car and van sectors trading as Auto Tyre Services and Rathoath Vulcanising and Tyre Services.

Kerr’s Tyres will be rebranding the businesses as Auto Tyre Services and will open two additional centres in Donabate, North Dublin and Ballymount, South Dublin in the coming weeks. The Maher family will continue as part of the management team.

The acquisition complements Kerr’s existing business model which already operates in the Dublin area bringing the group’s presence to 10 centres, and decreasing it’s their reliance on using sub-contractors for their commercial users.The integration of the two businesse will bring additional expertise, bespoke services and resources to provide an even better customer experience.

Norman Kerr of Kerr’s Tyres Group MD commented: “ This is Kerr’s Tyres second acquisition in the last six months demonstrating the growth ambitions of the business. The Maher businesses has an excellent reputation and very experienced staff and this will secure Kerr’s geographical presence in the Leinster region.”“With the uncertainty around Brexit still to be clarified we felt  more than ever we had to put a solid foundation in the area to ensure our business and that of our customers kept flowing uninterrupted.  We are excited with the opportunities that this will present to us bringing  additional infrastructure, securing market share, and combining our expertise  for further strategic growth.”