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Conti acquires R&J Strang of Scotland

Continental Tyre Group has acquired R&J Strang Tyre Services Ltd. in Scotland, in a further step to strengthen Continental’s overall commercial fleet service offering across the UK and Ireland.

Founded in 1995, R&J Strang is a very successful family-run business which today services an impressive portfolio of commercial vehicle fleets across Scotland from its four depots.

Okan Tamer, managing director, Continental Tyre Group, said: “We have worked with R&J Strang for over 20 years. During this time the business has grown and expanded its coverage, they have continued to invest in their fleet of 24 mobile fitting vans and in providing professional training for its tyre technicians. This has enabled them to offer the best and most reliable service to their customers.  Because of these strengths, and our existing close business relationship, this acquisition made logical sense to both businesses and importantly to our customers. This step will further improve Continental’s service to commercial vehicle fleets across the important central belt of Scotland, and I look forward to meeting the employees over the coming days.”

Founders Robert and Jackie Strang will remain in position following the acquisition, with operations director Lynn Strang and purchasing director Scott Strang becoming full time employees post-acquisition to oversee the transition and manage the business long term.

The R&J Strang acquisition is the next step in Continental’s continued investment in its commercial fleet service offering across the UK & Ireland. It follows Continental’s acquisition of Bandvulc in 2016, where Continental and Bandvulc have successfully integrated key parts of the business, strengthening their overall customer service capabilities and developing business processes in harmony.  Continental are committed to ensuring an equally successful integration in this latest investment in R&J Strang.

Arthur Gregg, Managing Director at Bandvulc added: “The R&J Strang acquisition helps Continental expand our service offering in strategic points across the UK, which is excellent news for our customers. It highlights Continental’s strategic roadmap, investment and commitment to offering the best customer service across the country while developing a strong dealer network across the UK.”