International Track 200

Treadsetters teamed up with a Chinese tyre company to buy Covpress, one of the Midlands’ oldest manufacturers, in a £30m deal last year. Telford-based Treadsetters is a distributor for the Chinese firm, as well as other premium and budget tyre brands, which it exports to 35 countries. International sales hit £34.1m in 2013 under chairman and co-founder Peter Smith, 69.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank136
CompanyTreadsetters
ActivityTyre wholesaler and manufacturer
LocationTelford
2-yr av intl sales growth pa29.98%
International sales £000s34,095
Total sales £000s75,988
Staff64
Founded1999
Websitewww.treadsetters.co.uk

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