MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2012) — Del-Nat Tire Corp. is adding Akuret-brand commercial truck tires to its lines of private-brand tires, making the Akuret brand a full-line offering
The new line of truck tires is manufactured by Qingdao Doublestar Industrial Co. Ltd. of Qingdao, China, as part of the second phase of a partnership between Del-Nat and Qingdao Doublestar. In November Del-Nat agreed to warehouse Doublestar-brand radial truck tires in its 486,000-sq.-ft. Memphis warehouse, while Doublestar Tire Corp. manages the sales and customer activities for its brand.
“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 of the Memphis-based company. “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.”
In addition to truck tires, Del-Nat's exclusive Akuret line includes industrial, OTR, farm, skid steer, ST trailer and backhoe tires.
Del-Nat has a network of 75 dealer/distributors who are stockholders in the company. Each stockholder has protected territories under one or more of the Del-Nat brand names: Delta and National passenger, light truck and SUV tires; Chaparral light truck lines; and Akuret commercial tires.