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Omni United acquires A to Z Tire & Battery

United States: As a step to strengthen their distribution network in the United States, Omni United struck an acquisition deal with the US based distribution partner, A to Z Tire & Battery, Inc. which currently caters to 21 locations in the country.

A to Z tire was established in 1926 as Amarillo Bus Company. Over the period, the company has evolved into a leading multi brand distributor in the United States with a dealer network of over 6,000 dealers in the country across six states which include west and south regions such as Montana, California, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Established in 2003, Omni United is a Singapore based well-known tire manufacturer, which offers a wide range of tires for passenger cars, SUVs, Trucks, Buses and Agricultural tires that are marketed under several tire brands such as Radar tires, Timberland tires (a partnership with outdoors lifestyle fashion and footwear brand, Timberland), Goodride Tires, Birla Tires, Roadlux and Speedways.

“We are excited about this acquisition as it takes the distribution business in our core market to the next level. Acquisitions like these gives us an opportunity to work with other manufacturers and collectively design the next generation of technology for distribution. With the tools that are available today, there is tremendous efficiency that can be brought into the distribution business. Our passion and drive is to bring in efficiency to tire distribution and to service as many retail outlets as we can. We will continue to plot our own distribution in areas where we currently don’t have distribution arrangements” said founder and CEO of Omni United, GS Sareen.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research,United States Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020’’, United States automobile market is the second largest automobile market in the world, with a motorization rate (including passenger cars and commercial vehicles) of more than 790 vehicles per 1,000 individuals, in 2014. Increasing disposable income due to strengthening US Dollar, falling oil and food prices, and rising standard of living, are resulting in an increase in production and sales of vehicles in the US. Steady growth in sales and production of automobiles, expanding automobile fleet, and favourable government policies, are anticipated to propel growth in the US tire market over the next five years. Vehicle fleet in the US is dominated by passenger cars, as a result of which, the country’s tire market is dominated by passenger car tire segment.

TechSci Research believes that, acquisition of A to Z Tire & Battery by Omni United is a strategic move by the company which is anticipated to enhance the distribution network of the company in the United States further facilitating growth of the company in the country’s tire market by giving a rise to the market share of the company in the global market as well as in the United States. 

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