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About KRT

Philip Rushton was the founder of Kings Road Tyres in 1972 with the head office in Tooting, West London. Due to growth the head office was moved to Hanwell in 1975. 

The trading of tyres began due to the volume of tyres purchased for use on the tipper fleet owned by Philip Rushton (Thames Haulage).

Over the years KRT grew into the company it is today and now employs more than 200 members of staff across the UK & Ireland.

Below is a timeline of events:

1972 · KRT began trading in tyres.
1975 · HQ moved from Tooting to Hanwell.
1977 · KRT open an additional sales and distribution centre in Birtley, Newcastle.
1979 · KRT open an additional sales and distribution centre in Carlisle, Cumbria.
1984 · KRT open an additional sales and distribution centre in Ilminster, Somerset. 
1987 · KRT launch the Brand 'Kingstone'
1989 · KRT open an additional sales and distribution centre in Boston, Lincolnshire.
1988 · KRT open a sales and distribution centre in Smethwick, West Midlands.
1996 · Due to growth, KRT Smethwick move to Aston, West Midlands.
1998 · KRT open an additional sales and distribution centre in Dublin, Ireland.
2008 · KRT open an additional sales and distribution centre in Widnes, Cheshire.
2009 · Due to the success of the new Widnes centre, further expansion is required and KRT Widnes move to larger premises. KRT Widnes is also the main logistics centre for KRT.
2016 · The restructure begins with the closing of the main 8 warehouses and the opening to 4 new warehouses including the new super hub in Burton Upon Trent