With 7 million tyres sold in 2000, KLEBER is the 6th most popular brand in Europe (from 180 brands).
For more than 30 years, KLEBER has been used as original equipment by large car manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Suzuki and Vauxhall.
Establishment of the French BF Goodrich Company's factory at Colombes, with the first tyre coming off the production line on 8th December 1911. While sitting in a boat in a flooded area of Paris, M Work,
a director of the BF GOODRICH company, discovered the land on which the factory would be built. The company was officially created on 13th July 1910. The tyres developed through constant
improvements and tricky fine-tuning. KLEBER’s aim has always been to get better and better..
The WHITE WALL and BLACK WALL tyre in 1935.
The first, renowned for its elegance, was fitted on Chambord and Versailles cars in particular. In the advertisements, it is associated with an elegant woman. The second was an all-terrain tyre. In
the adverts, it is associated with a Touareg. This was the first time the dog appeared in the advertisements. The WHITE WALL tyre was associated with a greyhound and the BLACK WALL with a
Installation in the Avenue KLEBER.
At the end of the war, the company set up its head office in the Avenue Kléber in Paris. The name was changed to KLEBER-COLOMBES. This change of name was accompanied by a change of logo.
The first snow tyre for vans, the "WHITE BEAR".
A novelty with the name and sidewall engraving of this tyre depicting a white bear in an ice field walking towards snow-capped mountains. This tyre was particularly well-liked by dairies, and when it went out
of production it caused problems, especially for "Le Petit", a cheese maker who wanted to equip the whole of his fleet with this tyre, designed initially for use in snow.
Maurice Herzog on top of the world !
In Spring 1950, newspapers the world over were talking about this KLEBER employee. On 3rd June, Maurice Herzog, leading the French expedition to the Himalayas, conquered Anapurna (8078 m.) : with
his colleague Lachenal, he raised the French flag, the Club Alpin pennant and the KLEBER-COLOMBES pennant.
First TUBELESS tyre.
KLEBER revolutionised the tyre world by bringing out the first tyre with an incorporated inner tube. The Company was very much ahead in this technology compared with other manufacturers.
This tyre did not do flat when it ran over nails. It was demonstrated to the media at the Motor Show, in the presence of the President of the Republic René Coty. He was dumbfounded by the success of the
The brand becomes KLEBER
Following a change in the company's name (which became "Pneumatiques, Caoutchouc Manufacturé et Plastique KLEBER-COLOMBES") in 1962, the brand became simply KLEBER.
The BOXER became the KLEBER mascot
A lot of adjectives frequently used to describe this dog suit the KLEBER tyre down to the ground : robust, muscular, flexible, mobile, quick, active, thoroughbred, elegant, docile, easy to handle, obedient,
Michèle Mouton is runner-up in the world Rally championship with AUDI and KLEBER.
In 1981, Michèle Mouton, driving an AUDI on KLEBER tyres, won the San Remo rally. She was the first woman to win a World Championship event. The following year, Michèle went on to win three
World Championship rallies, Portugal, Greece and Brazil, taking second place in the overall Championship.
First manufacturer homologated for the TWINGO.
KLEBER has always enjoyed partnerships with major vehicle manufacturers. KLEBER was the first tyre manufacturer to be homologated for the launch of Renault's small town car.
DYNAXER range (with directional construction) in 1999 and VIAXER range in 2000.
Creation of KLEBER Assistance.
KLEBER launched their free tyre assistance service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout Europe. Have you had a puncture or have your tyres been damaged ? Just call KLEBER
Assistance, and a professional will be there to fit your spare wheel on the spot or tow you to the nearest KLEBER dealer.
PROTECTIS is launched
KLEBER launched PROTECTIS, the anti-puncture option. For added safety, it protects you against the risks of puncture (If an object penetrates the tread, the part of the tyre in contact with the road, the tyre
does not suffer any loss of pressure).
Dynaxer HP2 range launched
To give users even more safety on wet roads, KLEBER created the DYNAXER HP2, the rain tyre. Its major assets : excellent braking and handling, even in deep water and good road holding in the dry.