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Mitas appoints Spijker as Benelux director

Uden/Prague, 8 March 2012 – On 1 March, tyre manufacturer, Mitas, appointed Jean-Paul Spijker market director for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Operating out of Uden, Spijker has the responsibility of increasing Mitas’ market share and improving customer service in the region.

“I can open a lot of doors,” said Spijker, who has an extensive sales background from Toyo Tires, Van den Ban Autobanden, Solideal and Alliance Tire Europe. Spijker is a Kiwanis associate and is fluent in Dutch, English and German.

“Mitas is moving closer to Benelux customers,” said Andrew Mabin, vice chairman of Mitas’ board. “Mitas is increasing tyre availability and shortening delivery times for tyre deliveries since the Uden office operates its own warehouse, which will now store the full range of Mitas and Continental-branded tires.”

In an effort to expand its sales network, Mitas acquired Tribatyre in Uden and established a sales office there in January. Tribatyre and Mitas have been cooperating since 2002. “It is the farmers, construction industry and original equipment manufacturers who benefit when Mitas establishes a local presence,” Mabin added. One in four new tractors and harvesters in Europe is fitted with tires made by Mitas. Mitas also makes industrial and motorcycle tires.

MITAS a.s. is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tires. Mitas manufactures and sells tires under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under licence. In addition, Mitas produces and distributes a wide range of Mitas-branded industrial and motorcycle tires. Mitas is a member of ČGS a.s. Holding and operates three production plants in the Czech Republic and one in Serbia, and maintains a global sales and distribution network.

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