Cooper Tyres in O’Connor
Cooper Tires began in 1914, producing tyre patches, tyre cement and tyre repair kits. John F. Schaefer and Claude E. Hart purchased the M & M manufacturing plant in Arkon, one year later purchasing the Giant Tire and Rubber Company and began making tyres.
When the Cooper Corporation moved in across the road, the two companies later merged in 1946 but not before World War II where the companies created inflatable rafts, pontoon bridges, lifesaving devices and waterproof bags. They later built rubber decoy tanks and boats used during the Normandy invasion.
In 1988 Terry Smith attended the International Tyre Show in New Orleans and instantly saw the potential for Cooper Tyres in Australia. Terry and his wife, Susane, began importing and selling tyres at their retail store in Canberra. The popularity of the Cooper brand grew over the next few years and in 1991 a wholesale centre was set up in Brisbane by Terry and Susane.
The Cooper brand can now be found in all states and territories across the country, with products included in each segment of the tyre industry and a big appearance in the off-road 4X4 segment.
For the best price and range of Cooper Tyres look no further than Tyrepower O'Connor. Call our store today, our team can help you decide on the perfect Cooper products for your car.