Del-Nat Tire Corp. has added the complete line of Akuret brand commercial tires to its product lineup.
Manufactured by Qingdao Doublestar Industrial Co. Ltd. as part of a partnership between the two companies, the Akuret line includes commercial truck tires, industrial tires, OTR tires, farm tires, skid-steer tires, ST trailer tires and backhoe tires.
Doublestar representatives toured the Del-Nat DC in Memphis in November 2011. [Photo: Brandon Dill, The (Memphis) Daily News]
“Being able to offer an entire family of private branded commercial tires exclusively to our dealers is certainly a huge step for Del-Nat,” said Jim Mayfield, president. “The Akuret commercial product line now has the depth and breadth that Del-Nat has been striving for allowing our stockholders to offer an exclusive and highly competitive private brand commercial product line. As the year progresses, the Akuret commercial truck tire offering of tread designs and sizes will continue to expand.”
Some of the new tires already have arrived at Del-Nat’s distribution center in Memphis. This is the second phase of a partnership between Del-Nat and Doublestar.
In November 2011, Del-Nat announced it will warehouse Doublestar brand medium-sized steel radial heavy-duty truck tires in its 486,000-square-foot Memphis facility. Doublestar now relies on Del-Nat for warehouse space and logistics, while Doublestar will manage all sales and customer activities with its brand, according to Del-Nat.
At the time of the November announcement, officials indicated that additional opportunities in private label tire production and distribution between the two organizations would be possible.