Our mission

Stand out in the tire industry by offering a unique and personalized customer experience through our quality of execution and by transferring our expertise to our business partners.

From an early start with a mechanical workshop in 1979, Groupe Touchette now operates from over 30 distribution centres from Moncton to Vancouver, as well as several retail service centres - through its banner programs: Touchette Pneus Mécanique, Tireland and Tire Partners.

With over 350 employees, Groupe Touchette is a key player in the Canadian tire distribution industry for tire manufacturers, car manufacturers (OEMs), car dealers or independent customers, via sell-out programs such as TireLink and DT Tire.

Press release

GROUPE TOUCHETTE INC. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ALL ASSETS OF DEALER TIRE CANADA ULC AND ENTERS INTO LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH DEALER TIRE LLC FOR TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICES FOR CANADIAN OPERATIONS

Montréal, July 11, 2016 – Groupe Touchette inc. and Dealer Tire Canada ULC, today announced that they have entered into an agreement in which Groupe Touchette will purchase the assets of Dealer Tire Canada and assume the Dealer Tire model, offering dedicated merchandising, marketing, and tire distribution services from Dealer Tire Canada for the Canadian car dealer channel.

Groupe Touchette and Dealer Tire LLC also have agreed to enter into a long-term Technology Services Agreement whereby the companies will partner to support current Dealer Tire Canada OEM programs with value-added tools and technology to drive sales and support at Canadian-based dealerships. The transaction is scheduled to close on August 31, 2016, at which time all assets and contracts will be transferred to Groupe Touchette.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“We are very excited about our collaborative agreement with Groupe Touchette,” stated Scott Mueller, Chief Executive Officer of Dealer Tire LLC. “We were thoughtful in choosing a partner that we believed would continue to provide superior service to our OEM and dealer customers while also having a similar culture where our employees would continue to thrive.”

“Our ultimate objective is to create a team with one single goal in mind: offer the best service to OEMs and their car dealer networks in Canada,” says Nicolas Touchette, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Touchette inc. “We look forward to expanding our business and servicing Dealer Tire Canada’s OEM and dealer customers.” Upon closing, Groupe Touchette, with its market knowledge and logistical network, will operate from over 25 warehouses across Canada, enhancing the service level to existing Dealer Tire Canada customers.

About Groupe Touchette inc.

Groupe Touchette inc., privately owned by Nicolas Touchette and Frédéric Bouthillier, has been in the tire industry in Canada for more than 35 years. They focus on added-value tire distribution and are one of only three existing national providers. With headquarters in Montréal, Groupe Touchette counts more than 350 employees throughout the country.

Groupe Touchette inc. operates tire distribution sell-out programs (“TireLink” and “dt tire”) as well as retail banners (“Tireland/IciPneu”, “Touchette pneu mécanique”). www.grtouchette.com

About Dealer Tire Canada ULC

Dealer Tire Canada ULC is a division of Dealer Tire, LLC, which was founded in 1999 by the then-owners of the former Mueller Tire & Brake, a Cleveland-area retail chain founded in 1918. Dealer Tire manages replacement tire and parts programs for more than 20 automotive OEMs. It serves more than 10,000 car dealerships from 42 distributions centers across the U.S. and Canada.

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Media relations:
Jean Gosselin | Communication Strategist 
514 757-9092, jean@jeangosselin.com

 

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For more than 35 years, Groupe Touchette has been recognized for its expertise and superior service offer towards manufacturers, dealers and independent customers, as well as through various banners that offer “all-in-one” solutions for the tire industry.

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Areas covered

Groupe Touchette operates from over 30 distribution centres throughout the country with access to a large choice of brands and tire models. Thanks to a solid structure and understanding of the Canadian territory, Groupe Touchette is in a position to offer delivery services in 80 of the 100 largest cities in the country, in less than three hours.

Brands

hankook
GoodYear
bf goodrich
kumho tire
gislaved
General Tire
firestone
bridgestone
dunlop
continental
aeolus
gt radial
maxxis tires
michelin
nokian
yokohama
uniroyal
toyo
pirelli