OMNI UNITED ACQUIRES US BASED DISTRIBUTOR, A TO Z TIRE

Traverse City, June 30th, 2016 – Omni United today announced that it has successfully closed its 2nd acquisition in the United States with the purchase of Texas based A to Z Tire & Battery, Inc.

A to Z Tire was founded in 1926 as Amarillo Bus Company and since then the company has grown to serve a network of over 6,000 dealers across 6 states in the west and south regions including Montana, California, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. A to Z Tire currently manages 21 locations with over 500,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space.

A to Z Tire carries Toyo, Cooper, Atturo, Firestone, Roadmaster, Gladiator, Samson and other brands. Post the acquisition it will continue to distribute these and additionally include Goodride and Omni United’s brands such as Radar Tires and the newly launched Timberland Tires, the tire brand manufactured in partnership with outdoors lifestyle fashion and footwear brand, Timberland.

The acquisition of A to Z Tire is the next strategic step towards scaling up the multi brand distribution business of Omni United in the US.

“We are excited about this acquisition as it takes the distribution business in our core market to the next level. Acquisitions like these gives us an opportunity to work with other manufacturers and collectively design the next generation of technology for distribution. With the tools that are available today, there is tremendous efficiency that can be brought into the distribution business” said GS Sareen, founder and CEO, Omni United.

Following the acquisition, Omni United’s footprint in the US will reach a total of 29 warehouses with a total capacity of close to a million sq. ft. and a network of over 10,000 dealers spanning 8 states within the west and south regions.

“The future will be about providing transparency and efficiency to the principals so that they have a better view of the business and as a result a better control of the brand they own. We are purely the custodians of the brand and it is only logical that we work with the principals in a partnership mode rather than the traditional customer and supplier way. We want to provide efficiency and benefits of synergies that we gain with acquisitions like this to both our retail customers and to the manufacturers. Our passion and drive is to bring in efficiency to tire distribution and to service as many retail outlets as we can. We will continue to plot our own distribution in areas where we currently don’t have distribution arrangements” said GS Sareen, founder and CEO, Omni United.

Over the next few months the company’s focus will be on consolidating the distribution businesses and seamlessly integrating A to Z Tire and the recently acquired Interstate Tire Distributor business into one single operative unit under a new brand identity.

“I am very excited about A to Z Tire’s acquisition by Omni United. Omni brings to the table a lot in terms of product lines, programs and business capital needed to grow and service our customers in a very competitive market place. Also, I am excited about the future opportunities that Omni’s plans hold for our employees. Additionally, GS Sareen, founder and CEO of Omni United is a man of vision and is optimistic about what the future holds for the company. I find his innovative approach of doing business very exciting.” said Philip Nussbaum, President, A to Z Tire.


About Omni United

Omni United is a tire designer and manufacturer. The company offers a complete range of passenger car, SUV, truck, bus and farms tires marketed under a number of bands: Radar Tires, Timberland Tires (a partnership with outdoors lifestyle fashion and footwear brand, Timberland), Goodride, Birla, Roadlux and Speedways. Omni United was founded in 2003 by entrepreneur G.S. Sareen and is headquartered in Singapore. As a reliable business partner with innovative products, unparalleled customer service and logistics solutions, Omni United plays an important role in supplying value-for-money products to consumers in more than 80 countries worldwide. Omni United is proud to have its Radar Tires brand declared Carbon Neutral in 2013. Further information on Omni United is available at http://www.omni-united.com.

John J