Stapleton's has 80 years' experience as one of the UK's largest distributors of passenger car, 4x4 and van tyres. Employing over 1,000 people at 11 strategic locations across the UK, the Company is a national leader in tyre warehousing and distribution for the specialist tyre retail trade and the car dealership sector.
It was in 1937 that Sidney Stapleton joined the growing number of businessmen starting as tyre specialists. The original premises in Watford, Hertfordshire, unlike other tyre suppliers of the time, had a passageway at the side of the shop enabling vehicles to have their tyres changed off the road. It may be said, it was not uncommon for customers to have wheels changed in the street.
The growth of the fledgling motor industry was followed by the Company expanding into specialist tyre retailing in the 1950s and 60s. By the end of the 1970s a new head office was built with multiple fitting bays and large warehousing facilities standing on an impressive three quarters of an acre site, a stone's throw away from the building where everything started.
In 1994 Stapleton's was acquired by the Japanese Itochu Corporation and has continued to go from strength to strength. Combined with many of Stapleton's traditional values, Itochu's acquisition and investment has seen Stapleton's become the market leader, distributing passenger car tyres to the specialist tyre retail trade and the car dealership sector.
Despite being the UK's largest distributor, Stapleton's values of excellent quality products, local friendly service and customer-centric culture remain as prominent today as over the previous 80 years. The customers' needs continue to be the central focus with a strong desire to provide a total retail solution.