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Nova Motorsport Successfully Acquires Avon Assets from Goodyear
Nova Motorsport Successfully Acquires Avon Assets from Goodyear

Nova Motorsport Successfully Acquires Avon Assets from Goodyear

  • 28-Feb-2024 4:55 PM
  • Journalist: Patricia Jose Perez

Nova Motorsport, a recently established UK company specializing in racing tires, has successfully acquired significant assets, including the brand license, for the production and commercialization of racing tires under the esteemed names "Avon Motorsport" and "Avon Racing." This strategic move positions Nova Motorsport as the "global supplier of the vast majority" of racing tires, marking a significant milestone in the company's journey. The acquisition from Goodyear, announced on February 27, heralds a new era for Nova Motorsport as it takes the reins of these iconic brands.

The assets acquired by Nova Motorsport were originally part of Goodyear's portfolio following its acquisition of Cooper Tire in 2021. With this latest development, the Holt-headquartered company is not only assuming control over the brand license but is also set to become the primary global supplier for these racing tire products. Nova Motorsport, in a statement, highlighted its commitment to providing consistent service and supply by securing all residual stock from Cooper Tire & Rubber through this deal.

Furthermore, Nova Motorsport is gearing up for an expansion of its product lines, with plans to introduce an extended range scheduled for launch in the second half of 2024. This ambitious endeavor will be supported by an in-house Research and Development (R&D) department, featuring a newly assembled team of industry experts. The acquisition not only solidifies Nova Motorsport's position in the racing tire market but also sets the stage for innovative developments and the introduction of cutting-edge products.

Paul Hallas, the founder and Managing Director of Nova Motorsport's parent company SPC Group, expressed enthusiasm about leveraging the acquired assets to continue the legacy of the Avon Motorsport range. He emphasized the company's plans to introduce new offerings, drawing on the extensive expertise in rubber compounding within the SPC Group.

The establishment of an in-house R&D department underscores Nova Motorsport's dedication to advancing technology and staying at the forefront of tire innovation. The team of industry experts assembled for this purpose reflects the company's commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance, safety, and durability in the racing tire segment.

As part of its strategic vision, Nova Motorsport envisions benefiting from a recognized product and a ready-made global reach through its network of agents around the world. This global presence is expected to facilitate a swift establishment of Nova Motorsport as a "new brand with heritage" in the racing tire industry. The company recognizes the significance of its inherited legacy and aims to seamlessly blend it with its innovative approach, positioning itself as a formidable player in the market.

While the specifics of Nova Motorsport's future vision are yet to be fully unveiled, the company has hinted at sharing more detailed information in the coming weeks. This indicates a forthcoming announcement that will likely provide insights into the company's strategic roadmap, planned initiatives, and its positioning within the highly competitive racing tire market.

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