Beaurepaires History - Founded On Quality Products & Services
1922 - Beaurepaire tyre service is founded
Frank Beaurepaire starts the first Beaurepaires Tyre Service Centre - repairing and retreading tyres.
1926 - Expansion of Beaurepaires Tyre Service
Beaurepaires moves to a new head office in Latrobe Street, as well as opening new stores in St. Kilda Road and Ballarat.
1933 - Olympic Tyre & Rubber Co. founded
Frank Beaurepaire starts the Olympic Tyre & Rubber Co. to manufacture tyres in Australia.
1940s – Cables and General Products
Olympic expands its product range by manufacturing Cables, Rubber flooring, Vinyl Tiles, Footwear soling, Belting and Nylon.
1954 - Production of the 2,000,000th tyre
In August 1954 Beaurepaires processes its 2,000,000th tyre using Olympic retreading materials.
1956 - Beaurepaires and the 1956 Olympic Games
Sir Frank Beaurepaire’s dream was to bring the Olympic Games to Melbourne. Unfortunately Sir Frank died before he could see his dream come true.
1960s - Into the sixties
In 1966 Beaurepaires opened 18 new branches, installation of modern testing and wheel balancing equipment and, the facility for retreading radial ply tyres. Olympic General Products begins to manufacture flexible polyurethane foam for the use in the furniture industry.
1970s - Olex Cables is formed
In 1973 Olympic General Products merges with Nylex to form Olex Cables. Beaurepaires has grown into an Australia-wide network of 170 branches, offering a complete tyre retreading, repairing and retailing service and ancillary facilities such as front end alignment, suspension and brakes.
1980 - Beaurepaires & Olympic amalgamate with Dunlop
Beaurepaires & Olympic amalgamate into Dunlop Group to form Dunlop & Olympic Tyres.
1987 - South Pacific Tyres is formed
Beaurepaires is flagship retailer of the group.
2006 - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company take 100% ownership of South Pacific Tyres from Ansell, the other partner in the joint venture.
2008 - South Pacific Tyres cease manufacturing in Australia
South Pacific Tyres cease manufacturing in Australia to focus on their marketing, wholesaling and retailing operations.
2009 - South Pacific Tyres changes name to Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres.
Beaurepaires success is due to the unmatched combination of quality product range, facilities, experience and expertise but most of all, it’s due to the service for which Beaurepaires are renown.
As Beaurepaires moves forward it remembers the commitment of its forebears to secure an even more successful future.