Tiger Wheel & Tyre to refuse to fit any looted tyres.

Customers requesting fitment of loose wheels, tyres, or automotive batteries will be required to provide proof of purchase.

Tiger Wheel & Tyre said today that the company will not fit any loose wheels, tyres, and automotive batteries without a valid tax invoice from the point of purchase. This is due to the recent looting that has devastated the nation and all sectors of its economy.

Tyre stores and distributors throughout South Africa, particularly in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng, have suffered enormous losses. Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s store in Empangeni, for example, was looted and all its stock stolen. As a result, many of the company’s other stores had to be closed to ensure staff safety and protect assets and stock.

The looting was by no means limited to Tiger Wheel & Tyre alone. Retailers, wholesalers, and warehouses throughout the auto-fitment industry were severely affected. Many of the company’s competitors’ stores were looted and destroyed, and the Dunlop warehouse was also invaded and looted.

Tiger Wheel & Tyre stands in solidarity with the anti-looting initiative in the tyre industry and in support of all its fellow auto-fitment centres. The company considers itself to be a proudly South African brand and, as such, has a responsibility to join the country’s efforts to rebuild the nation’s economy.

The company’s decision to request proof of purchase prior to fitment will apply to all Tiger Wheel & Tyre fitment centres throughout South Africa.

Tiger Wheel & Tyre would like to take this opportunity to wish its staff, its stores, and all its competitors the greatest success in rebuilding their businesses. It is only by all South Africans standing together that we can emerge a stronger and safer nation.

Tiger Wheel & Tyre is one of South Africa’s leading branded tyre, wheel, and automotive battery suppliers. Tiger Wheel & Tyre operates from over 100 fitment centres across the country, visit www.twt.to for your nearest store.