Global Automotive is a leading player in European tyre and wheel distribution, with a group turnover in excess of €1.5 billion a year and a strong ambition for growth. Our operating companies are active in various parts of the automotive supply chain – for example, international tyre distribution, production, retail and services.
Global Automotive was founded in 2017 as the parent organisation of companies such as Inter-Sprint and Van den Ban, both with a history of over 50 years. Global Automotive was founded with the aim of bringing together the management and organisations of these groups and working from a single vision, strategy and policy.
Establishment of Autobanden de Sprint BV by Job van Vliet
The first piles of tyres are on the pavement in Rotterdam. The first deliveries take place.
Establishment of Van den Ban Autobanden BV by Arie van den Ban
Establishment of Inter-Sprint Banden BV
In Strijen, large warehouses are set up. Under the name Inter-sprint, more and more companies in the Netherlands are supplied with tyres from this location, but the first containers with tyres are also delivered abroad.
Establishment Banden Express BV
Banden Express is a locally operating tyre and rim wholesaler with a nationwide network that delivers tyres and rims to car dealers and universal garages several times a day.
Establishment of Inter-Tyre BV
With tyres come rims. Inter-Tyre is the specialist in the field of alloy wheels and supplier of companies operating within the (inter)national automotive supply chain.
Establishment of Grupo Total Neumáticos
Takeover Reedijk Banden Import
Start of cooperation between Inter-Sprint and Van den Ban
Opening of new logistics hub in France
Founding of Rhino Reifen
Opening of new logistics hub in the Czech Republic
Merger of Holdings Inter-Sprint and Van Den Ban Autobanden, created: Global Automotive Investments Holding BV
Acquisition Amring Sweden
Takeover of PON Bandengroep by GAIH
Opening of 2nd Rhino Reifen branch office (Hanover)