Del-Nat celebrates 20-year anniversary
Del-Nat Tire Corp. is celebrating 20 years in business this year.
Del-Nat will hold its annual "Kick-Off Meeting" in Memphis, Tenn.,
highlighted by a formal gala on Saturday, April 4, to celebrate the 20-year
milestone.The four-day event will include stockholder meetings, marketing
meetings, guest speakers, group events and a vendor trade show.
The company was formed on Jan. 1, 1989, when Delta Tire and National Tire merged. For the last 20 years, the not-for-profit cooperative has distributed tires and other tire-related products from its 500,000 square foot warehouse in Memphis, Tenn.
the resources of the two private brand tire companies led to greater sourcing
opportunities while increasing cost savings for the customer base, the company
says. Today Del-Nat reports it is the largest dealer-owned private brand tire
company in the world.
Del-Nat is 20 years old, the two brands are much older, notes the company. The
National Tire brand has been around since 1935 and the Delta brand since
1959. Both the Delta and National brands maintain separate identities and
are marketed within exclusive territories by stockholders of Del-Nat Tire
Corp. Currently, there are 25 National stockholders and 49 Delta
stockholders around the United States
In addition to its stockholders, Del-Nat sells to its direct distributors in
the U.S. and Canada and to
export customers around the world.
Its products include UHP, passenger, LT/SUV, ST trailer, truck and bus radial, bias highway, industrial, farm, OTR and lawn and garden tires.
In the past
year, Del-Nat says it has introduced new business programs and marketing tools
that bring more value to both its wholesale and retail customers. “Since we
only sell within our group of stockholders and direct distributors, it makes
sense to become more of a resource to them,” says Marketing Manager Denise