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GRI Appoints Premium Distributor FIT in Ireland

GRI has been in a strong and loyal business partnership with First Industrial Tyres (FIT), UK for over 10 years, in the aftermarket distribution of GRI material handling tyres in the UK. We are now delighted to partner with FIT, who have expanded their operations in Dublin, Ireland.


First Industrial Tyres was established in May 2010 by Edward Woolley. With over 30 years of experience in the industrial tire business, Edward and his team have successfully and rapidly built a business with national coverage in the UK. In 2018, Woolley saw an opportunity to expand his chain of depots with the closure of Forklift Tyre Specialists (FTS) Dublin, founded in 1979 by Tom Watson; and it was with this ambition that FIT Ireland came into existence on 16th May 2018. FIT Ireland will be distributing GRI’s full line of material handling tyres to the Irish market as a premium solution provider.

The new affiliation between FIT and FTS Dublin, has paved the way for expansion and diversification of its product offerings and constituted to successful business growth; “It is with utmost pleasure that we welcome Mr. Alan Watson and his team onboard. I believe that a prosperous future is ahead of us and together with GRI as our associate, we will strive to new heights.” stated Mr. Woolley, Managing Director FIT.

"FIT is a leading robust and quality-oriented company that provides exceptional customer satisfaction and unparalleled levels of service. We find that these values complement and are coherent with GRI’s values of purposeful action and relentless drive, coupled with a far-sighted approach. We look forward to further developing our product and service offering to the UK and Ireland with FIT." asserted Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director GRI.

FIT- Ireland will be offering a range of GRI products for forklifts, including some of GRI’s newest releases such as the GLOBESTAR WT (Wide Tread) for the material handling industry. With its expertise and distribution network across Ireland, FIT - Ireland is a great addition to GRI’s global footprint and will contribute to enhancing and advancing GRI’s customer experience in the region. 

Source: GRI