Hornby Tyrepower – Christchurch
Phone: +64 3341 5497
Tyres Brands: Cooper Tires, Hankook, Yokohama, Toyo Tires, Pirelli, Kumho, Goodyear, Falken, Dunlop, Michelin, Nitto, Goodride, Nankang, Nitto.
Address: 240 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 17:00, Saturday: Close, Sunday: Close.
In 1977 in Australia, ten independent tyre store owners got together to improve the purchase price of tyres. After the success, they founded a TyrePower company, managing to pass on the price improvement to their customers by offering better prices in the market.
Over the years, the company became the largest independent tyre dealer network in Australasia. Each tyre store is managed by its owners, which generates a faster response speed and excellent service to each local customer. Besides, each store shows the name of the owner and has an internal code of conduct for each owner and employees, developing great confidence from the customer.
Nowadays, the company in addition to only selling tyres also offers batteries, puncture repair, brakes, WOF, suspension, air conditioning, transmission flush, wheel alignment, balancing and rotation and more.
In New Zealand has more than 16 stores, the locations are Kerikeri, Whangaparaoa, Otahuhu, Piopio, Warkworth, Whangarei, New Lynn, Christchurch, Te Aroha, Ellerslie, Helensville, East Tamaki, Oxford, Gisborne, Hastings, North Shore, Otago and Glen Innes.
Tyres in Christchurch
There are an estimated 293.000 vehicles in Christchurch, which means there are 1.460.000 tyres in this city.
Christchurch is located on the east coast of the South Island; it is the second-largest city and third most populated in New Zealand. It is also the gateway to the Canterbury region. It is a city prone to earthquakes were recently in 2011, unfortunately, caused much destruction and thousands of deaths. There are several museums like the Quake City to know this kind of phenomena with testimonies and their different technical aspects. It is also the oldest city, which was founded in 1850 where it is the seat of the Canterbury Regional Council. It is next to the New Zealand Alps and the Banks peninsula and is a beautiful destination both for its cultural richness and its spectacular surroundings.
▷ Dunlop Tyres
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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