Continental Tyre Group Ltd is responsible for the supply of car, van, truck and commercial vehicle tyres across the UK and Republic of Ireland and is one of the world's leading tyre manufacturers, evidenced by the fact that almost every third car in Europe is delivered with tyres from the company.
David Smith, Managing Director, Continental Tyre Group Ltd explains: “B P Collins has advised the company for over 30 years because of its commitment to communicating clearly with us, its lawyers' complete understanding of our business, culture and commercial requirements and their responsiveness and accessibility whenever we’ve needed advice – all of which is offered at a fair rate. B P Collins’ lawyers also appreciate our sense of urgency for some matters and will drop everything to advise and develop innovative solutions whenever we need them. And the fact that we can call on a range of practices at the same time ensures we receive a seamless service.”
B P Collins’ practices have provided counsel on a range of different matters throughout its service for the company. The corporate and commercial team has advised on supply agreements with major car manufacturers to distribute tyres across Europe and on key sponsorship contracts with the Football Association – it’s hard to miss Continental Tyres’ notable presence at major football grounds during the European Football Championships and World Cup. B P Collins’ property team also acted on the original lease of its new head office and, more recently, its lease renewal.
Matthew Owen, Head of Finance and IT adds: “Recently B P Collins helped us to reorganise our flagship tyre distribution centre in Warwickshire, which receives thousands of tyres from manufacturing bases across the globe every year and distributes to many garages and larger tyre centres across the UK and Ireland. This was a huge task, which involved B P Collins’ expertise and commercial acumen across a range of practice areas. With all contracts and agreements now finalised, the centre is going from strength to strength.”
This particular matter required senior advice from across the firm to ensure the restructure was a success.