Independent tyre distributor EG Wholesale has opened its new warehouse in Newport, Isle of Wight. EG Wholesale is one of 10 members of Grouptyre, the UK’s leading independent tyre wholesaler.
EG Wholesale is a division of a family-run motor trade group that also owns 9 petrol stations, convenience stores, 16 fast-fit auto centres and a rental property business. The family-run business has been operating for over 60 years, with 3 generations of the family working together. They have around 300 members of staff and an annual turnover in excess of £70 million.
The new EG Wholesale site is located at 44-50 South Street, Newport, PO30 1JG. Richard Whittemore (Managing Director) said, “The central location in Newport is fantastic and allows us to provide a reliable delivery service across the whole island. As well as reliable delivery, we have excellent product availability and competitive pricing, which are encompassed in Grouptyre’s “National Strength, Local Service” philosophy. We also pride ourselves in being a local, independent tyre supplier who delivers the personal touch you would expect from a family business. Our experienced and friendly wholesale team are always on hand to help.”
The new site offers an extensive range of tyres, including car, van, SUV, 4×4 and more. Nick Stevens (EG Wholesale Operations Manager) said, “It’s great to be able to offer same day delivery for our Isle of Wight customers across such a huge range of tyres. We deliver tyres across the entire island and our vans’ tracking systems ensure timing and accuracy of deliveries. We have other major wholesale hubs in Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Eastbourne, Horsham, Maidstone, Strood and Canterbury, which means our Newport site can draw on an additional 100,000 tyres daily. We stock tyres from all major manufacturers, a variety of mid-range brands including Avon and Firestone, alongside Grouptyre exclusive brands iLink, Rapid and Goodride.”
Andy Mitchell (EG Wholesale Sales Manager) has enjoyed meeting new customers in the Isle of Wight and said, “We’ve loved meeting all our new customers on the Isle of Wight and we’ve already received lots of positive feedback from our new customers. We have an experienced team of sales operatives, ready to assist on the telephones and customer service has always been of paramount importance to us. The ability to order tyres online 24/7 is also a huge benefit to our customers. Our GroupLink virtual warehouse allows customers to check stock, pricing and ordering 24/7.”
The site opened with a fleet of vans to cover the entire island. The Newport Wholesale Team currently includes local drivers and warehouse operatives, overseen by Manager Martin Webb.
The new facility carries approximately 4,500 tyres and, together with the support of the company’s 7 other wholesale sites, EG Wholesale offers one of the largest stocks and range of tyres in the south of England. Alongside tyres, the site offers additional products to its customers including valves, weights, lube, batteries and exhausts, all available with competitive prices and quick delivery.
EG Wholesale Newport services small workshops, private fleets, dealerships and national operations. If you would like to find out more about the company, visit www.egwholesale.co.uk. If you are interested in opening an account, you can contact the Sales Team on 01983 685341.