COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. has acquired two U.S. tire service and retail companies—Leffler Industrial Tire & Rubber Track Inc. and Kentucky Industrial Tire Inc.
According to GRI, the acquisitions are part of the company's strategy to broaden geographical reach, enhance its distribution channels and accelerate its route to market throughout the U.S.
Indianapolis-based Leffler Industrial Tire specializes in industrial forklift tires for material handling and currently offers product and services in Illinois and Indiana. Kentucky Industrial Tire, based in Louisville and Lexington, offers the same products and services in Kentucky.
The two companies, founded by Mike and Sherri Leffler, offer a wide portfolio of tires with core products including solid resilient and press-on band tires for forklifts, polyurethane tires, construction tires, skid steer tires, OTR tires and rubber tracks.
Based in Sri Lanka, GRI is a manufacturer of specialized tires for material handling, industrial, agriculture, off-the-road and construction vehicles.