Tires By Brand Avon
Avon Tyres was bought by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in 1997. This allowed it to focus on making protective equipment, technical products, motorcycle tires, and components for the automotive industry.
Grand Touring Summer
Specifically designed to provide comfort and traction on dry and wet roads. The tires are ineffective for winter use. They not only enhance the aesthetic look of the car but enhance handling by using appropriate tread designs. Tread patterns cancel out road vibrations and noises to improve comfort.
- 2 sizes
- 1 size
- 3 sizes
Ultra High Performance Summer
Low-profile tires tailored for perfect traction on dry and wet roads. With excellent treadwear ratings, the tires offer a quality ride with excellent handling capabilities. The manufacture of the tires uses high-quality technology and materials to guarantee safe driving over summer conditions only.
- 1 size
By 1890 the business had transferred to premises in Melksham and was named The Avon India Rubber Company Limited. Products at this time included solid tyres, conveyor belts and components for railways. By 1900, pneumatic tyres for bicycles were being produced, and by 1906 the first car tyres were advertised. They were probably made in a small way before this time, but the Company's history fails to record them.
In 1903 a printing division was started by a Mr Charles Hodge and his partner, using machinery from the now-defunct Bath Press - founded by James Henry Huth in 1835 as one of Britain's first Art Printers.
Who are Avon Tyres made by?
Avon Tyres is owned by the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Cooper Tires was founded by Harvey Firestone and his brother Arthur in 1900. The first tire factory was built on the north side of Akron, Ohio; a plaque marks its location. There are now 11 Cooper Tire facilities around the world, employing more than 14,000 employees and producing over 60 million tires annually.
Avon also produces and markets commercial truck and bus tires.
In 2012 Avon Tyres launched a new line of road racing radial slicks named ProRac, aimed mainly at drifting events ProRac is manufactured only in the U.S. in Cooper's Florence, South Carolina plant.
Avon is the official supplier of tires to the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), supporting all teams since its formation in 1958 They currently sponsor the Ford factory team and compete for drivers' and manufacturers' championships.