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The KLEBER agricultural story

Discover the highlights for the KLEBER brand over the course of our long agricultural history

2013

KLEBER inner tubes became 100% BUTYL!

2010

Launch of the KLEBER Gripker, the 65 series wide tyre for mixed and livestock farming (for tractors from 80 to 180 hp).

2002

Launch of the KLEBER Fitker in the 70 series, for tractors from 70 to 180 hp.

1999

Launch of the KLEBER Topker, for high-powered tractors (over 180 hp).

1997

Launch of the KLEBER Traker in the 85 series, for tractors from 60 to 180 hp.

1981

KLEBER was bought out by the Michelin Group.

1971

Urvic, the boxer dog became the KLEBER brand mascot. Many of the adjectives often used to describe this breed of dog, are perfectly suited to the qualities of KLEBER tyres: reliable, strong, efficient.

1970

The “Super Tracsol” is the first radial agricultural tyre to be launched by KLEBER and with this product, KLEBER becomes the European leader in agricultural tyres.

1968

Following a change in the company’s name ( which became “Pneumatiques Caoutchouc Manufacture et Plastique Kleber-Colombes”) the brand became known as “KLEBER”

1951

KLEBER  launches the first tubeless tyre. With this development,  KLEBER revolutionised the world of agriculture by bringing out the first tyre with a built-in inner tube. The company was very much at the forefront of this technology compared with other manufacturers.

1950

Maurice Herzog on top of the world !

On 3rd June 1950, Maurice Herzog, a KLEBER employee, was the leader of the French expedition to the Himalayas. Together with his friend Lachenal, he conquered Annapurna and raised the French flag, the Club Alpin pennant and the Kleber-Colombes pennant.

1948

KLEBER launches the first agricultural tyre. Back then, the KLEBER agricultural range comprised 18 sizes.

1945

At the end of the Second World War, the company moves their head office to Avenue Kleber in Paris and the company name was changed to Kleber-Colombes. This change in name was also accompanied by a change in logo.

1911

Construction of the French Goodrich Company's factory at Colombes, with the first tyre coming off the production line on 8th December 1911.