Bridgestone Queenstown Airport – Otago
Phone: +64 3442 6706
Tyres Brands: Bridgestone & Firestone
Address: 1 Jock Boyd Place, Frankton, Queenstown-Lakes
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 09:00-13:00, Sunday: Close.
Bridgestone is a Japanese tyre manufacture company, founded 1931 in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. In 1988, acquired The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and is one of the biggest tyre companies in the world, with 181 production facilities in 24 countries.
Today the Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s leading tyre manufacturer, supplying quality tyres for cars, trucks, buses, construction and mining vehicles, industrial machinery, agricultural machinery, aircraft, motorcycles and others.
In New Zealand, Bridgestone is the only tyre manufacturer. The Papanui plant provides a significant community contribution as one of the biggest employers in the Christchurch area. The factory opened in 1947 and produced the first tyre to be made in New Zealand.
Bridgestone Dueler, Potenza, Ecopia, Turanza and Blizzak are synonymous of high quality, trust and comfort.
▷ Bridgestone Dueler: it is a tyre designed for the four seasons of the year and also helps to consume little fuel.
▷ Bridgestone Potenza: these tyres are designed for sports cars because they provide excellent grip, both on dry and wet surfaces, providing excellent response and handling.
▷ Bridgestone Ecopia: is the most environmentally friendly tyre produced by Bridgestone, because it is built with materials that generate less environmental impact. Also is designed for traction and comfort for all four seasons.
▷ Bridgestone Turanza: these tires help absorb noise delivering a smooth and reliable ride. Like its brother Potenza, it is also excellent on dry and wet floors.
▷ Bridgestone Blizzark: this model is designed for snow and ice, delivering the best performance in the winter season.
Queenstown is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by imposing mountains, is a district of the Otago region, southwest of South Island New Zealand. The city is known as the “Adventure Capital of the World” as it is a popular destination among young people and foreign tourists where adventure sports, extreme sports and skiing are practised during the four seasons. In the urban area, it has an estimated population of 16,600 inhabitants.
Tyres in Otago
There are an estimated 180.000 vehicles in Otago, which means there are 900.000 tyres in this region.
Otago, situated in the south-eastern part of the South Island has an area of about 32,000 km², and its main town is in Dunedin (the second largest city in the South Island). It is followed by the regions of Oamaru, Balclutha, Alexandra and the tourist centres of Queenstown and Wanaka. In the south of the Otago peninsula, Wanaka, there is an important coal mine and also rivers such as Waitaki and Clutha flow which generate electricity to the whole region.
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