Cranefield Automotive & Tyres
Phone: +64 9426 4843
Tyres Brands: Cooper Tires, Pirelli, Michelin, Yokohama, Hankook.
Address: 37 Wainui Road, Stanmore Bay, Silverdale, Auckland.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 17:00, Saturday: 08:00–12:00, Sunday: Close.
About Cranefield Automotive & Tyres
TYREWORX is a leading company, made up of independent tyre retailers in New Zealand
It is an organization that has different owners, but all of them retain their image and essence, and it is fully owned by each distributor, who have their own stores.
As each store is independent, they can offer different products and services to suit your needs. These include roof repairs; sale of batteries; wheel alignments; supply, adjustment and balancing of tires; sales of alloy wheels; suspension repairs and upgrades, among others.
They work with an excellent range of tyres brands, and they include TOYO, NANKANG, YOKOHAMA, GT RADIAL, MICHELIN, PIRELLI, GOODYEAR and HANKOOK.
The owner of the tyre shop runs each store, but they maintain their identity and image, and above all the quality of care and service in the same way, so that their customers choose them in any Tyreworx store they go to, even if it is not from the same owner.
If you are looking to have your vehicle in excellent condition, do not hesitate to contact the Tyreworx team today to meet them and get a free quote according to what you are looking for!
▷ Yokohama Tyres
Yokohama Tyres History
Founded in 1917, it was one of many Japanese industrial companies that were created taking advantage of Japan’s opening up to the outside world in the late 19th century. Yokohama Rubber developed in the 20s of the 20th century thanks to the discovery of niches in the Japanese industrial infrastructure that was developing and that needed innovations.
The company’s greatest success at the time was the manufacture of the cord fabric tire, which entered the market in 1921 and became the basis for the further development of the company. The tires that were being used until then in Japan were made of textile, especially simple fabric.
Hamatown Cord, from Yokohama Company, was the first cord fabric tire sold in Japan, three times stronger than textile tires, it quickly gained popularity on Japanese roads. At the same time, the company was also engaged in the development of products related to industrial systems, using rubber to improve conveyor belts in industry.
In 1921, the company began to introduce trimmed-edged rubber drive belts to the market, which rapidly replaced leather belts in many branches of the industry, a great advance for Japanese tires. In 1929, the first V-type belt came out in Japan, which is characterized by higher elasticity and better transmission.
These early actions provided the foundation for the development of the 1930s, when Japan’s economy was experiencing rapid growth and experienced high demand for rubber products. Yokohama developed high-flotation tires, specially designed to prevent overheating problems, including huge truck tires as well as Y-tread tires. In 1930, the company created a soft rubber coating, which will be used in the chemical industry and that protected metals against corrosion and leakage.
Finally, in 1936, he designs and manufactures the first hydraulic brake hose for vehicles in Japan. In 1939, the company made the greatest advance in the history of the synthetic rubber industry, manufacturing its own and putting itself at the forefront of this type of technology.
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