As a company, Vredestein is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. When Emile Louis Constant Schiff founded N.V. Rubberfabriek Vredestein in the Netherlands in 1909, Modern Tire Dealer was still 10 years from existence.
It’s a global economy
We live in a global economy. It affects us all, both directly and indirectly. Close to 60% of the independent tire dealers in the United States are single-store owners, and they, too, are shaped by what happens overseas. They are not isolated because their market reach is only 10 miles from their front doors.