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History of Semperit tyres

History of Semperit tyres

It was 1850 when a small town of Wimpassing in western Austria witnessed the opening of the first rubber goods factory on the European continent. At that time cars were still associated with the steam vehicle invented by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. In 1850 Levi Strauss sewed his first pair of now legendary jeans and in Poland, Austrian authorities started to build a brick citadel around the Kosciuszko Mound. Tyres, just like the cars, remained in the realm of distant plans and bold dreams. 

  • 15/11/2017
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
What Is Behind the Names of the Famous Tyre Brands?

What Is Behind the Names of the Famous Tyre Brands?

What are the meanings of the famous tyre brands names? From a marketing point of view, they are worth a fortune and for each of the companies, they are a priceless capital in which is included their reputation, pedigree, history and traditions.

  • 10/03/2017
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Petlas tyres

The story of Petlas tyres

Today, Petlas tyres are one of the leading Turkish brands, joining the likes of Lassa tyres with their international appeal. Yet the Petlas company has a unique history, involving the turbulent situation concerning Cyprus in the mid-1970s.

  • 16/02/2017
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Lassa tyres

The story of Lassa tyres

Lassa tyres are a well known Turkish brand. Aside from being the leading brand in the country, they have more recently made a strong entrance in the European markets. So, how did this company come to be?

  • 13/02/2017
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Yokohama tyres

The story of Yokohama tyres

The operations of Yokohama Rubber are divided into two main segments. Read and find out more about the history of this Japanese firm.

  • 10/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Uniroyal tyres

The story of Uniroyal tyres

Today, Uniroyal tyres are well known by many drivers, especially for their rain tyres. If you’ve ever wondered how this company came to be, as well as who owns Uniroyal today, read on to learn the history behind this firm.

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Toyo tyres

The story of Toyo tyres

We should begin by deciphering the name cited above, part by part. Toyo is the company’s proper name, and Gomu Kogyo translates more or less as “tyre firm”. Kabushiki kaisha is the equivalent of a public limited company in Japanese law. It should be noted that although Toyo is the youngest of Japan’s major tyre manufacturers. Learn more about this interesting company.

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Sava tyres

The story of Sava tyres

It was almost 90 years ago that the brothers Franc and Peter Sumi, together with Alojz Pirc and Jozko Veber, set up the Atlanta company, trading in rubber goods. Thus was born the predecessor of Sava, today a leading Central European manufacturer of tyres, which following a series of transformations is now part of the Goodyear group.

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Pirelli tyres

The story of Pirelli tyres

For more than a hundred years the story of Pirelli has been written in parallel with the history of the motor industry. The birth of one of the most important firms in the history of the tyre industry took place even before mankind had invented the light bulb.

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Nokian tyres

The story of Nokian tyres

Today, Nokian tyres are a popular choice for surviving snow and other rough driving surfaces. It should come as no surprise, then, to learn that the company has its origins in the colder climate of Scandinavia.

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Michelin tyres

The story of Michelin tyres

Everyone knows him – the creature with a human shape, looking a bit like a boy made of Lego, Casper the cartoon ghost, or the legendary Golem. The Michelin Man, also called Bibendum, has been a constant companion of the firm that has pushed the tyre industry forward for many decades with successive watershed inventions.

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Kleber tyres

The story of Kleber tyres

When the French general Jean-Baptiste Kléber died in Cairo in 1800, the concept of a tyre industry was something people at the time could simply not even dream of. How was the general to know, then, that more than 100 years after his death, through an interesting series of events, his name would be used for one of the world’s most popular choice of car tyres?

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Hankook tyres

The story of Hankook tyres

The world’s seventh largest car tyre manufacturer, Hankook are also the oldest and largest producer of Korean tyres. Over 50 years since its foundation, Hankook’s bosses still follow the founders’ original motto - “the road must be precisely planned in order to reach full satisfaction.”

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Goodyear tyres

The story of Goodyear tyres

In ancient Greek mythology, there was a god, Hermes, known for wearing winged sandals. Thanks to their speed, Hermes was able to move from one place to another faster than anyone else. Hundreds of years have passed since then and now the winged sandals have been exchanged for tyres. Don’t get us wrong, however, as Goodyear tyres still come with a winged foot.

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The story of Fulda tyres

The story of Fulda tyres

Fulda is a pearl of Baroque architecture in central Germany and it is here, not far from Frankfurt, that Fulda tyres has its earliest roots.

  • 05/10/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK

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