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.
Te Puke is a rural town that is located 28 km southeast of Tauranga, and west of the Bay of Plenty region. Thanks to its fertile soils and good humid climate it has been very favourable for the cultivation of vegetables and citrus fruits with a notable production of kiwis. The town is known as “The Kiwi Capital”. It is a very prosperous city with a commercial street that is also the passage of the main road through Te Puke. Its population is around 7.100 inhabitants.
▷ GT Radial Tyres
GT Radial Tyres History
GT Radial Company was founded in 1951 in Indonesia. They started out as a small bicycle tire factory and have now grown into the largest tire manufacturer in Southeast Asia. Globally, GT Radial is ranked among the top 10 tire manufacturers.
This brand stands out for its value for money and for a design designed to always respond to consumer demands. Thanks to this, the manufacturer has collaborated with brands such as Pirelli, BF Goodrich or Yokohama. But the one who was finally seduced by GT Radial was Michelin: the French company bought a good part of GT Radial’s shares in 2005.
Currently, they offer a wide range of tires for all types of vehicles, passenger cars, vans, trucks and heavy buses, exported to more than 100 countries around the world.
The most prominent and successful models that it currently has in the touring range are the SportActive and FE1City.
In the case of the SportActive (and SportActive XL), it should be noted that it has been specifically designed for sports vehicles. With these rubbers, maneuverability, durability and especially resistance to hydroplaning are considerably increased. It is manufactured at Giti’s R&D centre in Hannover, Germany and, in the construction of the carcass, uses a technology that guarantees optimal contact of the tire on the road, thus achieving immediate grip and wear of the homogeneous tread throughout its life. For this, work has been done on distributing the pressure within the tire footprint and increasing the balance in the rigidity of the casings.
As for the FE1 City, it is a model designed for urban use and available in 13 to 16-inch wheels and with H, T and V speed indices. This tyre model has an updated tread compound, which provides exceptional mileage and great safety on all surfaces and more so on wet surfaces”, according to GT Radial. He also adds that “the construction of the carcass has considerably reduced the weight of the tire and has optimized the distribution of pressure, which considerably lengthens its useful life”.
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