Working with TYM International

Steve Eke, Director of Operations

Paul Mills, UK Sales Manager

Debra Watson, Accounts

Barry Gooderson, Warehouse Manager and the team

TYM International - About the company

TYM International have experienced a rapid growth in sales since we began trading from the Hardwick Industrial Estate in King’s Lynn in 2006. Well-established partnerships with Triangle, and the securing of franchises with other top Chinese tyre manufacturers Austone, Shengtai Aoteli and Techking, have seen our annual turnover increase from £3 million to the current £20 million. We specialise in brokerage and the wholesale distribution of tyres and are widely known and respected throughout the tyre industry for our extensive portfolio and professional, friendly service.

TYM International offer advice and a next day delivery service anywhere in the UK on all in-stock products, providing quality tyres at economy prices to maximise your profit margins. We are structured in a way that keeps our overheads very low. Use of the latest technology enables us to be highly efficient and very competitive, operating with just four staff in the office, four in the warehouse and one sales representative.

Our brokerage operation for the tyre brands we represent now accounts for 60 per cent of turnover and saves UK wholesalers the headache of dealing with imports of tyres from the other side of the world. We supply you with the price of the product and, once orders have been placed, TYM International handle all the currency and logistics involved in getting the tyres for cars, trucks, lorries, agricultural machines and earthmovers to your doorstep.

At any one time, we can be handling up to 100 containers of tyres making their way from Qingdao in China, one of the ten busiest ports in the world, to the UK’s biggest container port at Felixstowe in Suffolk. As the container ship nears Felixstowe, we contact you to let you know of the arrival date and to ask where you want the tyres delivered to and when.

Our wholesale distribution in King’s Lynn

We make deliveries to all parts of East Anglia on a regular basis, using our own fleet of vehicles. Customer orders from further afield are covered with the TYM International pallet delivery service, providing next day delivery anywhere in the UK.

In recent years, TYM International have bucked the trend by increasing sales in all parts of our business. We are proud to work with distinguished suppliers such as Triangle, Austone, Shengtai Aoteli, Techking and now Armpower and Barkley. Almost 65 per cent of our business is with Triangle, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of tyres, and our ties were further cemented in 2013 when this expanding Chinese company bought a ten per cent stake in TYM International. We now hold exclusive importing rights on Triangle tyres in the UK and offer their complete range of passenger, truck and earthmover tyres.

In 2008, we were appointed the exclusive UK importer of the famous Austone brand, with a portfolio covering passenger, van and 4x4 tyres. Our business with Austone has grown rapidly and 2014 saw our imports exceed 250,000 units. We have two other major franchises in Aoteli and Techking. Like Austone, the Aoteli range covers passenger, van and 4x4 tyres. Techking is our other earthmover supplier from China. Our new franchises are with Armpower for agricultural and off-highway tyres and Barkley for truck tyres.

For tyre advice and order line: 01553 774653