GRI Acquires Klumpenaar Industriebanden BV in Netherlands
Posted on 01 December 2022
Expanding its global footprint and growth trajectory even further, GRI today announced that it had acquired Klumpenaar Industriebanden BV in the Netherlands. Founded in 2010, Klumpenaar Industriebanden BV has been actively engaged in the material handling tire aftermarket service and distribution business. The company has grown its business rapidly since its inception and built a sound reputation for outstanding customer service.
Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director GRI said,“We are happy to welcome Klumpenaar to the global network of GRI. The European market has always held exciting growth prospects for GRI, and the Netherlands has been a focal point. We have been associated with Klumpenaarsince the company became a full importer of GRI tires in 2018, and we see immense potential to grow our business even further in the Netherlands. I thank the management team of Klumpenaar, and all stakeholders involved, for their tireless efforts in building this company, supporting GRI and making this acquisition a success.”
Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma, CEO of GRI said “GRI has been enjoying a vibrant presence in the Netherlands through its high-grade Material Handling tire range comprising of ULTIMATE XT, PEAKMASTER and GLOBESTAR WIDE TREAD. Klumpenaar has always prided itself, on providing customers, with a great product and a high level of service. Weare happy to be inheriting this legacy from them as they pass the baton over toGRI to continue with this successful growth story.”
Since its establishment in 2010, Klumpenaar Industriebanden BV has already set up a fully-fledged warehouse and office complex to operate out of. The company comes with a talent pool of experienced professionals, some of whom have over 30 years of experience in the specialty tire market and have gained the trust and respect of customers across the Dutch market.
“Klumpenaar has the necessary strength and experience to expand the GRI FIT service business across the Dutch market, and we believe that GRI can make a significant impact in providing exceptional service to our customers. We eagerly look forward to engaging even closer with our customers in the Netherlands and introducing exciting value propositions in the future”, said Mr. Asela Gunawardena, Director of Sales & Marketing of GRI. Adding further to this, Mr. HermanKlumpenaar, said “We are pleased and proud to be part of GRI’sglobal network. I founded Klumpenaar Industriebanden BV to provide superior service and high-quality tires to forklift dealers, operators, forklift service companies and end-users in the Netherlands. Our company is a flat organization with dedicated people, which ensures that we respond quickly and accurately to customers. The right service and flexibility are of paramount importance, and Iam confident that under GRI’s leadership, we will scale even greater heights.”
This is the fifth such global acquisition made by GRI in the last five years. Prior to this, GRI acquired entities in USA, Australia, Spain and the Baltics, to capture growth in these respective markets.