The Coker Group has entered into a partnership with German tire distributor Münchner Oldtimer Reifen (MOR). The acquisition of MOR represents the progression of the Coker Group’s international expansion into new and growing world markets, according to the company.
Based in Holzkirchen, Germany, MOR is a leading supplier of vintage and classic vehicle tires, in business for nearly 35 years. MOR’s founder and managing partner Valentin Schaal will continue to lead the company with the existing leadership team.
“The Coker Group is excited to expand its European operations with MOR,” said Wade Kawasaki, Coker Group president and CEO. “MOR’s decades of experience and deep roots in the European vintage vehicle market will provide a great basis for partnership. Valentin’s dedication to providing the highest level of customer service and top-quality products to customers is a value we share here at Coker.”
Schaal founded MOR in 1983 and over the last three-and-a-half decades has become a leader in the vintage vehicle tire and accessory market in Germany. From its headquarters in Holzkirchen, 25 minutes south of Munich, MOR specializes in vintage tires for cars, motorcycles and utility vehicles as well as period correct wheels, accessories and repairs. MOR’s acquisition by Coker enables further access to the growing European market of vintage tire customers, according to the company.
“When I started MOR, I wanted to deliver excellent customer service and advice,” Schaal said. “My vision was to reach classic car lovers all over the world, and Coker Group will allow me to spread this vision to a global level beyond the borders of Europe. I am looking forward to a great partnership.”
Coker Group includes the Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Universal Vintage Tire, Phoenix Race Tires, Specialty Wheel and Roadster Wire Wheel.