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.
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.
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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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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