Research & Development

Whilst maintaining a comprehensive catalogue of products from other manufacturers, we continue to develop our own products under the STARCO brand, focussing particularly on wheel and tyres we can manufacture to higher quality standards using our own designs and manufacturing facilities.

Our position as market leader in special wheels has been won by our ability to understand the needs of our customers and to meet these needs with better products.

In response to customer requirements and market opportunities, STARCO engineers maintain a continual design and development effort to produce new wheels and tyres under the STARCO brand.

We know our customers and understand their applications. From our comprehensive knowledge of the products already available on the market, we identify those applications for which a better wheel solution is possible.

Development efforts may be driven by the need for new configurations – new wheel sizes and offsets or tyres with special performance and endurance characteristics. Our development programme is also driven by the pursuit of quality and value – resulting in products that are more durable or hear-wearing, or which can better withstand the application environment in which they will be used.

Design and development also addresses logistics issues – resulting in products that can be manufactured to high quality standards in the required volume and be delivered just-in-time to our customers worldwide.

STARCO manufacturing facilities, covering steel and plastic wheels, pneumatic and puncture-free tyres and special wheel solutions for agriculture and industry, enable us to offer better products to our customers, because we can control the entire manufacturing and logistics chain.

Test facility to validate and improve design

  • Links to independent laboratories to ensure expert knowledge and latest standards are maintained.
  • Cornering fatigue test machine to validate wheels up to 50”, small wheel dynamometer, burst and leakage testing.
  • Field testing with strategic partners.
  • REACH testing.
  • Quality Assurance testing on all product sold through our entities to ensure product quality is maintained.

The puncture free solution. STARCO Flex tyres are suitable for the majority of low speed, non-highway applications – for free rolling wheels on fixed or steered axles. The STARCO Flex – comprising two product ranges. STARCO Flex lite for lightweight and domestic applications and STARCO Flex PRO for heavy-duty professional applications.


STARCO Gizmo safety valve

Though the idea is simple, the development of the release valve has been demanding. Many designs and compounds were developed and tested before STARCO was confident that the device could be calibrated to specific applications and pressures.


The STARCO Tusker range of solid rubber tyres is delopment with the latest technology and manufactured at STARCO's own factories. STARCO has engineered it with quality natural rubber compaunds and a mordern and highly functional design.

  1. Download the STARCO Tusker brochure 

Following the success of the STARCO Tusker tyre range, STARCO has developed the Unicorn tyre to meet the needs of Fork Lift Truck operators who require an economical tyre solution for single-shift FLT operations, yet with the same excellent performance and endurance characteristics as the famous STARCO Tusker tyre.

  1. Download the STARCO Unicorn brochure

The DUMPER range of tyres from STARCO allows owners and operators of industrial machinery to get the best manoeuvrability, stability and reliability from their equipment.