Stemmed from humble beginnings on a residential plot in a modest suburb in Johannesburg, South Africa; Tiger Wheel & Tyre has, over the last 50+ years, flourished into the trusted brand in automotive fitment and service excellence that so many have come to rely on today.
When budding local entrepreneur and original founder, Jimmy Joannou returned from Canada in 1967, he embarked on a new business venture using his newly acquired skill for turning scrap rims into hand-crafted custom wheels. This newfound interest quickly turned profitable when he started Tiger Speed Den, an accessory shop, with friend and business partner, Dennis Cohen.
As the business progressed, Tiger Speed Den was eventually relocated to larger premises on Mint Road, Fordsburg, incorporating manufacturing with retail and spray-painting services.
Less than 10 years later in 1972, South African race car driver, Eddie Keizan bought the company for R14,000 and went on to become the head of Tiger Wheel & Tyre, as it’s known today. Sadly, Keizan passed-away in 2016, however his legacy and values continue to live on in the brand he held so near and dear to his heart.
NEXT TIME YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY, MAKE SURE TO START YOUR ADVENTURE FROM THE PLACE WHERE ALL SAFE JOURNEYS BEGIN…
Tiger Wheel & Tyre – part of TiAuto Investments (PTY) Ltd is committed to providing consumers with unparalleled expertise, world-class fitment services, and a wide variety of products from leading, premium brands in wheels, tyres, batteries and accessories – all at affordable prices.
Delighting motorists of Southern Africa with service excellence and the world’s most trusted automotive brands since 1967 whilst focusing on unprecedented growth to deliver our passion to all parts of the continent.
Our legacy spans over 100 locations across South Africa. Positioned in highly visible and easily accessible areas, many of our stores are located within, or close to shopping centres for added convenience. Our stores are not only modern, clean and inviting; but also feature technologically advanced, start-of-the-art equipment to help access your vehicle’s needs. Additional facilities included complimentary WIFI, TV and coffee so you feel at home while we work on your vehicle.
We endeavour to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road, that’s why we offer a range of services to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top condition.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
Our team of fitment experts are not only highly skilled and trained to help provide you with the products and services best suited for your vehicle; but are passionate about what we do. We understand and anticipate customers’ needs and make recommendations to ensure we get things done right, the first time!
OUR PRODUCT OFFERING
From premium to performance and functional to affordable, we offer a wide range that is suited to your budget without compromising on your comfort or safety.
We offer customers innovative tyre solutions – from passenger, 4×4, off-road, SUV, commercial and truck tyres; to serving the agricultural, mining, forestry and transport industries.
Our premium tyre brands include (but are not limited to)
BFGoodrich | Bridgestone | Continental | Goodyear | Hankook | Michelin | Pirelli | Velocity | Yokohama
We stock a trendy range of alloy wheels including (but not limited to)
TSW | Racing Hart Concepts | Turn1™ | Black Rhino