Hornby Tyrepower – Christchurch
Phone: +64 3341 5497
Tyres Brands: Cooper Tires, Hankook, Yokohama, Toyo Tires, Pirelli, Kumho, Goodyear, Falken, Dunlop, Michelin, Nitto, Goodride, Nankang, Nitto.
Address: 240 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 17:00, Saturday: Close, Sunday: Close.
In 1977 in Australia, ten independent tyre store owners got together to improve the purchase price of tyres. After the success, they founded a TyrePower company, managing to pass on the price improvement to their customers by offering better prices in the market.
Over the years, the company became the largest independent tyre dealer network in Australasia. Each tyre store is managed by its owners, which generates a faster response speed and excellent service to each local customer. Besides, each store shows the name of the owner and has an internal code of conduct for each owner and employees, developing great confidence from the customer.
Nowadays, the company in addition to only selling tyres also offers batteries, puncture repair, brakes, WOF, suspension, air conditioning, transmission flush, wheel alignment, balancing and rotation and more.
In New Zealand has more than 16 stores, the locations are Kerikeri, Whangaparaoa, Otahuhu, Piopio, Warkworth, Whangarei, New Lynn, Christchurch, Te Aroha, Ellerslie, Helensville, East Tamaki, Oxford, Gisborne, Hastings, North Shore, Otago and Glen Innes.
Tyres in Christchurch
There are an estimated 293.000 vehicles in Christchurch, which means there are 1.460.000 tyres in this city.
Christchurch is located on the east coast of the South Island; it is the second-largest city and third most populated in New Zealand. It is also the gateway to the Canterbury region. It is a city prone to earthquakes were recently in 2011, unfortunately, caused much destruction and thousands of deaths. There are several museums like the Quake City to know this kind of phenomena with testimonies and their different technical aspects. It is also the oldest city, which was founded in 1850 where it is the seat of the Canterbury Regional Council. It is next to the New Zealand Alps and the Banks peninsula and is a beautiful destination both for its cultural richness and its spectacular surroundings.
▷ 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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