Carters Tyres Te Puke
Phone: +64 7573 9399
Tyres Brands: Falken, GT Radial, Pirelli, Dunlop, Goodyear.
Address: 2 Bainbridge Avenue, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 09:00–12:00, Sunday: Close.
About Carters Tyres Te Puke
Carters Tyres Service is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tyre companies. Founded in 1985 by New Zealand businessman Gary Carter, today it has more than 40 branches throughout the country.
What makes this company special and important is that it re-invests all its capital in setting up new tyre stores in different towns in all New Zealand, giving back to the community all the support they have given this company over the years.
Carters Tyres Service is a family business managed by Gary and Matt Carter (son) together, achieving to open new modern tyres stores in recent years.
In addition, the company is specialized in car, truck and agricultural tyres. And it also provides the services of alignment, punctures, wheels and batteries.
Carters Tyres Service are New Zealand´s largest independent 100% kiwi owned and operated serving clients like big trucks companies to the smaller family wagons. For tractor to racing cars, from north to south in the country, the company always has its doors open for customers who need tyres.
How important is the farming community to your business:
I think it’s massive. Every farmer’s got a car, most have a truck or a tractor. It’s an important part of our business. And what we’re doing with REX is a good opportunity and will definitely increase our business, quite considerably.
Who are your biggest clients:
Fonterra’s our largest transport account in Australasia. Forget the number of trucks they have… it’s about what they do.
Do you have any plans in the future to expand your business:
Two years ago we went into the South Island. We see a lot of opportunity in the South Island. We’ve now got seven branches across the South Island and 34 branches in total across New Zealand.
Anything else you’d like to add:
Carters Tyres in 100-percent New Zealand owned. It’s a family business and I think we need to push that quite hard. Everything we earn gets spent in the local market or returned to New Zealand. It doesn’t go overseas.
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Dunlop Tyres History
Curiously, the story does not begin on four wheels; not even about two, but about three. In 1888 the founder of Dunlop, John Boyd Dunlop, noticed his young son, who was driving a tricycle with solid rubber tires on the cobblestones. He noted that the boy was not going very fast and that he did not seem very comfortable either. Trying to make his son ride more smoothly and maneuver better, Dunlop took the trike, wrapped the wheels in thin rubber sheets, glued them together, and inflated them with a soccer ball pump. In this way he created the first air damping system in history, and laid the foundation for the first proper tire.
Less than a year later, Dunlop’s invention made its racing debut on two wheels. By making it possible for a little-known racer to easily beat superior opponents in a series of bicycle races, thanks to the advantage that tires gave him, sporting competition immediately became a constitutive feature of Dunlop tradition.
Dunlop then patented the idea and began to refine his invention as a trading company, founding what would soon be known as Dunlop Pneumatic Tire Co. Ltd. In 1890 he opened his first tire factory in Dublin, and three years later the first in continental Europe, in Hanau (Germany). In 1895 Dunlop tires were also sold in France and Canada, and manufactured in Australia and the United States. By 1898 business had outgrown the Dublin base, and production moved to England, first to Coventry and then, in 1902, to a 400-acre site in Birmingham, later to be known as Fort Dunlop. In 1910 Dunlop planted the flag in Malaysia, establishing a 20,235 hectare rubber plantation. In 1913 the first Japanese tire factory opened in Kobe. In twenty years, Dunlop had made the solid tire obsolete and gone from pioneer to first global multinational company. It manufactured all over the world and sold all over the world.
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