Phone: +64 3434 6801
Tyres Brands: Michelin, BF Goodrich
Address: 72 Humber Street, Oamaru.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 09:00–12:00, Sunday: Close.
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Oamaru is located on the Pacific coast, 80km south of Timaru and 120km north of Dunedin. It is the most populated city in North Otago on the South Island and at the same time, it is the most important town in the Waitaki district. In the urban area it has an estimated population of 13,050. In the center of the city there are many historical buildings (Victorian Precint), the colonies of blue and yellow eye penguins and the Elephant rock site are the main attractions of the area.
About Advantage Oamaru
Advantage Tyres is a network of independent tyre dealers located throughout New Zealand. Each store is NZ owned and operated by people with years of experience in the tyre industry.
We are equipped to service all types of vehicles and fleets – both in-store or at your location to keep you moving. Our initial network focus was servicing the tyre needs of commercial fleets – which in New Zealand can be everything from freight trucks to the farm ute. This commercial focus has meant we need to be flexible to service vehicles when and where they need it. It also means we have developed a focus on providing the very best tyre products and services to help keep our customer’s safe and reduce their operating costs. This focus on expertise, flexibility, safety and service now extends to tyres for 4×4, agricultural and luxury passenger vehicles as well – whatever you drive, we can help!
Our stores stock an extensive range of tyres including leading brands Michelin, Michelin Retread and BFGoodrich. These brands are world leaders in innovation, safety, durability, technology and experts in product development.
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.
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