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The name Firestone is synonymous with tyres. For most of the 20th century, it was the undisputed leader in the global tire market. The company was founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in Akron, Ohio, the USA in 1900, managing to manufacture tires with chain production techniques just like Henry Ford. In 1988 the company was bought by the Japanese multinational Bridgestone.

Index
1.- Firestone Tyre Shop New Zealand
1.1.- Firestone Auckland
1.2.- Firestone Canterbury
1.3.- Firestone Wellington
1.4.- Firestone Waikato
1.5.- Firestone Bay of Plenty
1.6.- Firestone Otago
1.7.- Firestone Manawatū-Whanganui
1.8.- Firestone Northland
1.9.-Firestone Hawke’s Bay
1.10.- Firestone Taranaki
1.11.- Firestone Southland
1.12.- Firestone Tasman
1.13.- Firestone Nelson
1.14.- Firestone Gisborne
1.15.- Firestone Marlborough
1.16.- Firestone West Coast
2.- Firestone Tyres Models
3.- Firestone Tyres History

Firestone Auckland

Firestone Canterbury

Firestone Wellington

Firestone Tyres Waikato

Firestone Tyres Bay of Plenty

Firestone Tyres Otago

Firestone Manawatū-Whanganui

Firestone Tyres Northland

Firestone Hawke’s Bay

Firestone Tyres Taranaki

Firestone Southland

Firestone Tyres Tasman

Firestone Nelson

Firestone Gisborne

Firestone Marlborough

Firestone West Coast

2.- Firestone Tyres Models

▷ Firehawk Indy 500: The main characteristics of this tyre are its great grip in the curves and its excellent braking performance on wet roads, thanks to the “Pulse Grove technology” which provides a drainage channel in the tyre design.

▷ Firestone Champion: These are long tread life tyres, designed for all 4 seasons of the year and deliver fuel efficiency.

▷ Firestone Destination A/T2: It’s a tire for SUVs and trucks, it´s in the All Terrain category for the four seasons of the year. Has the certified 3 Peak Mountain Flake.

3.- Firestone Tyres History

After coming from a humble farm in Ohio, United States, this man born in 1868 became a true visionary that allowed him to be the leader of one of the main tire manufacturers. And it is that Harvey S. Firestone always had a global vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, but without forgetting a strong local commitment. Only at the age of 22, in 1900, he founded The Firestone Tire & Rubber Co and in 1928 he opened the first Firestone factory outside the United States, specifically in Brentford, England.

To achieve this, Harvey S. Firestone envisioned that the future of transportation would go hand in hand with four-wheeled motor vehicles and, in 1906, agreed with his friend Henry Ford to be the manufacturer of the Model T tires. In 1920, the company had a turnover of $ 115 million. This time of change inspired Firestone to open multi-service stations, which quickly spread throughout the United States, selling tires, offering oil and battery changes, as well as brake repairs and other maintenance work.

One of the great essences of Firestone was that his mind did not stop thinking, since as he himself said, “ideas are the greatest asset of any man.” Under this ideology, in 1923 it introduced a new low-pressure tire technology, the “balloon” tires, with which it offered a more comfortable product, with better grip than the tires of the time.

He was also a pioneer in creating the first slip resistant tire, placing a rubber-textured tread on the tire’s surface to create traction. This allowed for safer driving at higher speeds, fewer accidents, and a wider acceptance of cars.
After coming from a humble farm in Ohio, United States, this man born in 1868 became a true visionary that allowed him to be the leader of one of the main tire manufacturers. And it is that Harvey S. Firestone always had a global vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, but without forgetting a strong local commitment. Only at the age of 22, in 1900, he founded The Firestone Tire & Rubber Co and in 1928 he opened the first Firestone factory outside the United States, specifically in Brentford, England.

To achieve this, Harvey S. Firestone envisioned that the future of transportation would go hand in hand with four-wheeled motor vehicles and, in 1906, agreed with his friend Henry Ford to be the manufacturer of the Model T tires. In 1920, the company had a turnover of $ 115 million. This time of change inspired Firestone to open multi-service stations, which quickly spread throughout the United States, selling tires, offering oil and battery changes, as well as brake repairs and other maintenance work.

The great essence of Firestone was that his mind did not stop thinking, since as he himself said, “ideas are the greatest asset of any man”. Under this ideology, in 1923 it introduced a new low-pressure tire technology, the “balloon” tires, with which it offered a more comfortable product, with better grip than the tires of the time.

He was also a pioneer in creating the first slip resistant tire, placing a rubber-textured tread on the tire’s surface to create traction. This allowed for safer driving at higher speeds, fewer accidents, and a wider acceptance of cars.

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