Marathon Consolidated has entered into agreements to acquire the business and assets of five major tyre centres to service the Flinders Highway in North Queensland.
It says they will be the first of many tyre centres owned by Marathon subsidiary National Tyres, with planned expansion throughout Australia.
“We have planned for the business to service the entire western Queensland region, and expand to a profitable national footprint,” National Tyres director Christopher Rockemer said.
The businesses being acquired include Twin City Tyres in Townsville and Cloncurry, Towers Tyres in Charters Towers, as well as Hughenden and Richmond Tyre Centres.
The sites provide a range of services including tyres, battery replacement and wheel alignments.
“By merging the current strengths of these North Queensland businesses, we will have a greater product offering which will increase our servicing capability for our customers from Townsville to Mount Isa,” National Tyres chief executive officer Adam Wheeler said.