Welcome to Power Retreads

Power Retreads is a New Zealand business, independently owned and operated by Dave and Christine Leicester. The focus of the business is manufacturing light and heavy Truck and Bus Retreads using premium tread rubber from the South American world leader Vipal. Power Retreads also specialise in the retreading of Forklift and small OTR tyres with selected premium treads. Power Retreads operates two North Island retreading factories, with the original factory and administration head office in Hastings and the more recently acquired factory in Auckland. These facilities enable us to service the entire North Island on a weekly cycle.

Power Retreads was started in 1992 due to the demand from independent tyre dealers who were looking for a quality, competitively priced truck retread to suit the New Zealand market and conditions. As the transport industry grew so did the requirement for a greater range of tread patterns for the varying applications that trucks are used for in New Zealand – Logging, On/Off Highway, Stock, Linehaul - plus we also have our specialist Forklift / Industrial and OTR treads.

Power Retreads is now one of the leading truck tyre retreading manufacturers in New Zealand and unreservedly promotes the premium Vipal brand of treads.

We are proud to bring to the New Zealand market the most modern and comprehensive tread range in New Zealand to suit all of the above applications along with a further range of specialist treads. Our consumers can be assured that all of our retreads are manufactured under strict quality control with the factory and manufacturing process being certified by SAI Global and Vipal Borrachas to ensure both New Zealand and International standards are met.

With over 37 years history in the New Zealand tyre and retreading industry, the team at Power Retreads welcome your enquiries and look forward to ensuring the New Zealand retread market is best serviced with advanced market information and a premium branded product.