Oak Group Holdings Expands Scottish Presence with Acquisition of Ostles Scotland Ltd

In a strategic move to strengthen its distribution and retail capabilities in The Borders region, Oak Group Holdings (OGH) has announced the acquisition of Ostles Scotland Ltd, a renowned tyre and exhaust center based in Galashiels. This development marks a significant milestone in OGH's efforts to diversify its route to market and enhance service offerings in the area.

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Oak Group Holdings
Published on
December 19, 2023

Established in 1987, Ostles Scotland Ltd has built a commendable reputation as a top retailer and has been a key player in expanding distribution across The Borders. The integration of Ostles into OGH is part of the latter's broader strategy to bolster its distribution presence in the region, enhancing the services provided to wholesale customers while leveraging the local retail expertise of Ostles.

Stuart Ostle, the owner of Ostles Scotland Ltd, expressed his enthusiasm about the acquisition. “I’m tremendously proud of the long history of Ostles and our reputation, and I’m excited to take this forward under the ownership of OGH. The process of making the sale to OGH was well considered at every step and the management team was very dynamic and transparent in how they approached the acquisition.”

Larry Cross, Managing Director at Oak Group Holdings, also shared his optimism regarding the acquisition. “We are thrilled to welcome Stuart and the Ostles team to OGH and embrace the wealth of experience they will bring to our organisation. They have a great passion for the tyre industry and align with the independent, family-run, service-based values we hold at Oak.

“Davanti represents an important and growing part of Ostles’ business. Under OGH ownership we expect to further harness Oak’s distribution strength to ensure customers in the area get even more improvements to their service offering. We are delighted to now have a strong wholesale foundation in the Scottish borders to enhance this.” he added.

Oak Group Holdings, the parent company of Oak Tyres and Davanti Tyres, is a leading tyre distributor in the UK. This latest acquisition is a testament to OGH's commitment to expanding its footprint and improving service quality in key regional markets.

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