Smithers Rapra becomes a member of the National Tyre Distributors Association

Smithers Rapra is proud to announce that it has joined the National Tyre Distributors Association.

Founded in 1930, the UK-based NTDA is a strongly proactive trade association representing and promoting the interests of the tyre wholesale, distribution and retail sectors of the automotive aftermarket industry.


Smithers Rapra joins NTDA

The NTDA protects its members’ interests through its influence with regulatory bodies, Government departments, standard setting bodies and other opinion formers that establish industry best practice both in the UK and in Europe. It is consulted whenever new regulations or legislation are being considered and lobbies to ensure that members’ views and concerns are satisfactorily addressed and that the overall regulatory system remains practicable and affordable.


With locations in North America, China and the UK, Smithers Rapra has been involved in tyre testing since 1925 and has an extensive understanding of North American, European, and other international industry standards and protocols.


Joining the NTDA cements Smithers commitment to support importers and distributors with ongoing quality control and validation for the tyres they supply as well as troubleshooting for performance issues.


Smithers Rapra in the UK is an appointed Technical for VCA and NSAI or tires. Smithers global network of ISO 17025 accredited tire test laboratories conducts tests for many international government standards for tires, including: UNECE and FMVSS. Understanding the legislative demands on tyre retreaders, Smithers provides necessary support in achieving compliance for their tyres.


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