Kaiapoi Alignment & Tyres
Phone: +64 3 327 7789
Tyres Brands: Michelin, BF Goodrich.
Address: 80 Williams Street, Kaiapoi
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 17:00, Saturday: 04:00–14:00, Sunday: Close.
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Kaiapoi is a satellite city in the district of Waimakariri, precisely in the South Island of the Canterbury region. It is located 17 km north of the center of Christchurch, near the mouth of the Waimakariri River. In 2010, Kaiapoi suffered great damage in the earthquakes leaving a great destruction of the houses. Its population is estimated to be 11,900 in the urban area and surrounding areas.
About Tyres Lower Hutt
Being a family business with more than 30 years of experience, they offer vehicle maintenance services and a wide range of tire brands, accompanied by excellent customer service you can trust. If you need to have your wheels aligned, balanced, suspension and shock absorbers checked, battery changed or punctures repaired, they will be able to leave your vehicle in perfect condition for your comfort and safety while driving. When you need it, they will be waiting for you to advise you in the best way, with a professional team dedicated to the service of those who choose them day by day.
Michelin Tyres History
Michelin is a French company, and today it is considered the second largest in the world in the tyre business. It was founded in 1889 by two brothers, Andre Michelin and Edouard Michelin. The company was based out of Clermont-Ferrand in France, and is older than the Eiffel tower. They began the business by making bicycle tires, and other pneumatic tires.
The history tells, somebody come over to their factory, and while this person needed to have his tyre replaced on his bicycle, the two brothers ended up waiting to get the tire replaced so they went at it at their own factory, and took the over three hours to replace this tyre.
What ended up happening, well, they let the glue sit and they had to peel it off, and rip it back on, and the next morning they went to test out this tyres that they had finally replace for the bicycle, and turns out it didn’t last nothing more than a few short hundred meters.
But the two brothers were so convinced that the future rode on some form of rubber detachable tyre, that they went into develop the first retractable, mountable, detachable tire that you could put on a bicycle.
The first Michelin patent was in 1891 and it patented a removable bicycle tire, which helped Charles Terront in the Paris-Brest-Paris race. Most part of people were interested in how this company managed to get a hold of demountable tire.
And from there the two brothers realized, and the team that they had behind them, that they could probably do something with that technology. They began to grow the company through word of mouth because the wanted to get involved in everything possible, and the want to convince people that rubber tire and the way that they were making them was the future, and they were going to do that with the introduction of this little known technology.
In those days in France, the automobile industry was very low, because cars were too expensive and they weren’t used to this kind of vehicle. So Michelin make road maps to promote the automobile industry, they made 35.000 copies and tried to give to all people, to convince people than roads maps were the future so that people could travel to placed that they couldn’t before.
In 1946 the company took a tremendous technological leap by inventing the radial tire, taking advantage of technical success, it managed to become a leading player in the global manufacture of tires.
By 1968 Michelin installed its first offices in the United States of America, achieving rapid growth, and by 1989 the company reached 10% of the tire market share in the United States.
In 1989, Michelin acquired the recently merged tyre and rubber manufacturing divisions of the American firms B.F. Goodrich Company and Uniroyal, Inc
Tyres in Canterbury
There are an estimated 482.136 vehicles in Canterbury, which means there are 2.410.681 tyres in this region.
Canterbury, a region known as the “land of plains and peaks” is located in the centre-east of New Zealand’s South Island. It is an area formed by the Canterbury Plains that extends from the ocean to the Southern Alps. Its main city and seat of the regional council is Christchuch. Other cities include Timaru, Ashburton, Rangiora and Rolleston. The region is characterized by a wide variety of activities such as windsurfing, cycling, climbing, skiing, whale watching, visiting vineyards and gardens.
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