Partners - SPEED suppliers
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company of Findlay, Ohio, USA, has more than a century’s experience at the leading edge of tyre technology. Cooper produces a full range of tyres for passenger car, 4×4 applications and Motorsport under the Cooper and Avon brand names, together with Avon motorcycle tyres.
The company employs 13,000 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Mexico and China. The competition tyre department, Avon Tyres Motorsport is based at its European headquarters in Melksham which employs 850 people.
A key element in Cooper’s continuing success is the commitment to research and development which maintains genuine competitive advantage A major force in motorsport, Cooper Tire supplies tyres to over 150 championships around the world, including the Le Mans Series, SPEED Euroseries, Avon Tyres British GT Championship, the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series and FIA Formula 2, as well as several Caterham, Sidecar, Rallycross and Classic Motorcycle race series. There’s no tougher arena for a tyre than motorsport and Cooper Tire has been at the front of the grid for more than 50 years.
New for 2011 Cooper Tire will provide control tyres to the SPEED EuroSeries, this demonstrates the company’s support for the series which is the world’s premier academy for the top level Sports Car talent of the future.
James Weekley, Operations Manager of Avon Tyres Motorsport said “It’s a pleasure to be chosen to supply tyres for the series as it enters a new era supporting the Le Mans Series. The SPEED EuroSeries looks set for a very interesting and successful year and it’s great to have established such a strong relationship. We have over 50 years experience of supplying tyres to top level Sports Car series dating right back to 1959 when we won the World Sports Car Championship with Aston Martin; including the Le Mans 24 Hour Race, this experience allows us to provide tyres of the highest performance and quality as the SPEED EuroSeries tyre partner.”
The company is committed to providing the highest standard of quality products and customer service both at the trackside and from its manufacturing base in Melksham, UK, where experienced sales and technical teams are available to provide advice to all Motorsport customers.
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