Cooper Tyres Wanaka
Phone: +64 3443 1562
Tyres Brands: Maxxis tyres & Continental tyres
Address: 6 Umbers Street, Wanaka
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 09:00–12:00, Sunday: Close.
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About Cooper Tyres Wanaka
Cooper Tyres is a kiwi tyres chain store with more than 20 shops in the main cities of New Zealand. They started 12 ago and today are specialists in tyres, 4×4 accessories off road, mag wheels, and car accessories.
The company has locations in New Lynn, Manukau, Howick, Christchurch, Masterton, Matamata, Napier, Paeroa, Penrose, Petone, Rotorua, Takanini, Mt Maunganui, Thames, Waihi Beach, Whanganui, Kapiti, Whangamata, Whangarei, and Whitianga.
They also provide 3D Wheel Alignment Service, allowing the mechanics to perform the most precise wheel alignment on all types of cars.
Its main tyres brands are Maxxis, Continental and Hifly. The 4×4 products they offer are Mud & Snow Chains, Nudge Bars, Recovery Kits, Roof Spoilers, Side Steps, Snorkels, Tonneau Covers, Winch/Bull Bars, Winches & Dyneema, Alloy/Aluminium, Bumpers, Bash Plates, Bonnet Protectors, Bonnet Scoops, Door/Body Cladding, Flare kits, Floor Mats, Front Grilles, Fuel Flap Covers, LED Light Bars, LED Round Lights, Light Surrounds, Locking Hubs, Mirror Covers, Monsoon Gaurds.
Continental Tyres History
What we now know as Continental tires began with a company called Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha-Compagnie that was created in 1871 in Hannover, Germany. Like other manufacturers, they began dedicating their activity to the production of rubber products, mainly rubber for bicycles and cars, but also footwear, waterproof fabrics and even balls.
However, the brand’s engineers were somewhat visionary and, above all, quite reluctant to stagnate. Thanks to their desire to grow and their capacity for innovation, as well as the incipient changes in the automotive industry, in 1904 they presented their first car tire with a tread and, years later, the first removable rim.
This is the starting point for the modern technologies that the Continental group would include throughout the 20th century: synthetic rubber and rubber reinforcement are some of the advances in durability that the brand has achieved.
Thanks to these advances, the company expands throughout Europe and begins to export its products. In the 1950s, for example, its tires were already mounted on the legendary Volkswagen Beetle. Then they devise the winter modality and those that do not have an inner tube. In the 1960s, the chain production of tires with a radial structure began.
In 1979 the company acquired the Uniroyal Inc. brand in Europe an American firm that is now the second Continental brand, then with the Austrian Semperit and later with General Tire. Already in the 90s, he managed to create the largest company in Malaysia, he bought part of ITT Industries dedicated to the production of brakes and bodywork and in 2001 he acquired the majority of Temic shares to achieve better results in terms of stability controls.
It is in 2004 when it manages to become part of the largest consortium of rubber companies: Phoenix AG. In addition, it does not stop investing in security and electronic systems to strengthen its position and move up the ranking.
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