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Continental's BestDrive Buys Brahler's Truckers Supply

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BestDrive LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Tire the Americas LLC, has purchased the seven service locations, including a retread shop, of Brahler’s Truckers Supply Inc.

The deal, which includes locations in Illinois and eastern Missouri, closed Feb. 1, 2016.

Founded more than 40 years ago in Meredosia, Ill., Brahler’s has been a commercial tire and retreading company that offers alignments, new tire sales, industrial tires, and tire management programs, as well as other products and services.

The Brahler's locations will remain under the "guidance" of Richard Brahler, Continental says in its announcement of the acquisition. Brahler's was No. 54 on the 2015 edition of Modern Tire Dealer's Top Retreaders list.

“I am very excited to be part of the BestDrive family,” says Brahler, “As a solution provider for many years it made perfect sense to join forces after seeing the new products and technologies Continental is bringing to the our customers…it’s a win-win.”

 “We are incredibly pleased to bring a well-known and respected company like Brahler’s into the BestDrive family,” says Glen Carson, director of retail for commercial tires at Continental the Americas. “This move puts BestDrive in a great position to better serve the Midwest region as we continue to expand both our locations and our services."

The new BestDrive shops employ approximately 100 employees across all seven service and retread locations. BestDrive outlets carry multiple brands of radial truck tires as well as Continental commercial vehicle tires, Continental specialty tires, ContiPressureCheck and commercial tire pressure monitoring systems. BestDrive will continue to utilize the state-of-the-art Brahler’s retread facilities, transitioning from the Marangoni retread process to the ContiLifeCycle (CLC) process.

Other BestDrive operations are located in Arizona, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan.

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