Tyre City Botany
Phone: +64 9265 0985
Tyres Brands: Continental, Pirelli, GT Radial, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Nexen.
Address: 451 Ti Rakau Drive, Huntington Park, Auckland
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 09:00–15:00, Sunday: 10:00-14:00
About Tyre City Botany
Tyre City is a renowned tyre retail chain in Auckland. With over 40 years in the market today, it has stores in Albany, Glenfield, Newmarket and Botany Downs and offers a unique tyre shopping experience.
They know that all drivers are different; with different tastes and driving styles, therefore they analyze which tire best suits you and which vehicle you use. Today Tire City offers a wide range of tires, from second-hand tires to the best new run flat on the market.
If what you are looking for is a truly independent tyre retailer with access to all tire brands, with four great and easy-to-find locations in Auckland, with excellent care, service, quality and price, then don’t hesitate to choose TIRE CITY, They are at your service!
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Pirelli Tyres History
It was on January 28, 1872 when Giovanni Battista Pirelli obtained the registration of a company that began as a producer of rubber objects and has ended up being a benchmark for high-performance tires
Born on December 27, 1848 in Varenna, Giovanni Battista Pirelli was the eighth of ten children of Santino Pirelli, a baker, and Rosa Riva, although only five survived. After his initial studies, he transferred to Milan to study physics and mathematics, then to Pavia to expand them, he enlisted with Garibaldi’s troops in the War of Independence of 1866 and finally returned to Milan to obtain the title of industrial engineer, that he got with the best grades of his promotion.
That earned him a scholarship that, through Europe, allowed him to meet great companies, personalities and production methods. But above all, an element that was revolutionizing the industry: rubber, or elastic rubber. The fellowship lasted until September 1871. But Pirelli already had an idea in mind, and so, on January 28, 1872, he founded the GB Pirelli & Co., of which he was the sole managing partner, with a registered capital of 215,000 lire. His first factory, on the banks of the Sevesetto, was modest, with only a thousand square meters and just 45 workers, which in just 10 years will already be 250.
Initially with rubber tubes and tapes, but gradually expanding the business to shoe soles, raincoats or tire cables, only three years after the company was founded, half of the country’s demand for rubber objects is Pirelli. But that’s not enough. Pirelli’s mind for the future leads him to see the future in telecommunications. And it is there where from 1881 onwards it will expand its range of products, with submarine cables for telecommunications, which allowed the telegraph cables to be passed under water not only in Italy, but also in Africa or from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca.
That prosperity also had to confront legitimate workers’ demands. That is where the first chapter of the Pirelli series begins and ends, with the strike on May 5, 1898 that resulted in the Bava Beccaris massacre, with 418 people killed and hundreds injured by police and government repression. Giovanni Battista Pirelli thinks from his factory how to improve the employment situation, which in the future will lead to a scientific organization of work, the presence of doctors and psychological tests and an improvement in working conditions. But just before, in 1901, the production of what would be the signature work and hallmark of the firm had started: automobile and motorcycle tires.
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