Camso Acquires Material-Handling Solutions Businesses from Metro Industrial Tires

The company says the acquisition will enable it to find new and innovative ways to meet customers' ever-changing needs for skid steer tires, rubber tracks and more.

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Camso, a Michelin Group company, continues to grow its off-highway transportation (OHT) tire service and distribution presence with the acquisition of the two material-handling solutions businesses from Metro Industrial Tires (Metro), based in the greater Chicago area.

“Chicago is one of the largest material-handling markets in the U.S.,” says Bob Bulger, Vice President and General Manager, Camso North America. “Metro had been a valued customer for many years with an exceptional service model. Over that time, a strong, long-term relationship has been formed that will benefit our already strong sales and service team.”

Founded in 1983, Metro has employees based in two locations, south of metro Chicago, in Alsip and north of metro Chicago, in Lombard, IL. Each location has a fleet of press trucks enabling them to provide best-in-class service levels to the market.

“The acquisition of the material-handling solutions business from Metro will expand and strengthen the chain between tire manufacturing, distribution and service for Camso,” continues Bulger. “It will allow us to find new and innovative ways to meet our customers ever-changing needs for skid steer tires, rubber tracks, foam-filled tires, filled assemblies and ancillary products as well as service. This will benefit our fleet, national account, original equipment and equipment dealer customers.”