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Continental Tyre Group acquires R&J Strang

Continental AG has expanded its commercial fleet service offering across the UK and Ireland with the acquisition of R&J Strang Tyre Services in Scotland.

The acquisition forms part of Continental’s work to expand its commercial fleet service offering

Made through the Continental Tyre Group subsidiary, the acquisition establishes R&J Strang as a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental UK Group Holdings. The business runs four depots and 24 mobile fitting vans, servicing commercial vehicle fleets across Scotland.

Founders Robert and Jackie Strang will remain in position following the acquisition, with operations director Lynn Strang and purchasing director Scott Strang becoming full time employees post-acquisition to oversee the transition and manage the business long term.

Continental has a long-standing relationship with R&J Strang, who have been a partner of the Conti360 Fleet Services Network for many years.

Okan Tamer, managing director, Continental Tyre Group, said: “This acquisition made logical sense to both businesses and importantly to our customers. This step will further improve Continental’s service to commercial vehicle fleets across the important central belt of Scotland, and I look forward to meeting the employees over the coming days.”

The R&J Strang acquisition is the next step in Continental’s continued investment in its commercial fleet service offering across the UK & Ireland, and follows Continental’s acquisition of Bandvulc in 2016.

Arthur Gregg, managing director at Bandvulc, said: “The R&J Strang acquisition helps Continental expand our service offering in strategic points across the UK, which is excellent news for our customers. It highlights Continental’s strategic roadmap, investment and commitment to offering the best customer service across the country while developing a strong dealer network across the UK.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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