MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—Importer/distributor Taray International Corp. has struck a deal with Turkey's Ozka Lastik ve Kaucuk to start distributing Ozka's tires and tread rubber and cultivate private-brand customers throughout the Americas.
To that end, the parties have established Ozka U.S.A. at Taray's headquarters on Marco Island to begin vetting potential distributors in the United Sattes and Canada and throughout Latin/South America. The venture will focus on Ozka's line of radial farm tires while also offering the Turkish firm's full range of industrial and farm tires and tread rubber.
Izmit, Turkey-based Ozka Lastik was founded in 1994 as a manufacturer of products for the retreading industry, including tread rubber. The company ventured into new tires in 2004 at a new factory in Izmit's Kullar district, producing farm, tractor, light truck, construction and forklift tires, plus solid tires used by the military on tracked vehicles.