Headquarters: Jiaozuo, China
Aeolus is a rapidly growing tire brand hailing from China. They have been especially prominent in the European market since the beginning of the century. There, they have grown a modestly sized name, but their general reputation stays in a very high place. Their tires are made very well.
Who make Aeolus tires? This brand creates tires from scratch on its own. They have several factories across East Asia, and they generally never have any significant defects.
Their passenger tires are very cheap, naturally. You can buy them for $50, no problem. But you’ll probably have to order them online, as they don’t have a lot of tire stores outside of China, and independent dealers don’t always have them in-store.
Surprisingly, their quality is superb. The grip is fantastic, and you can go over all sorts of roads with these on, given you’re using them in urban surroundings. Their softness helps a lot – they can go almost anywhere thanks to it. However, it’s not really recommended to go off-road.
Their longevity is a main issue, although it’s forgivable for this amount of money. They generally don’t last much longer than 30,000 km in total.
History of the brand
The history of the Chinese brand Aeolus dates back to 1965 when the first factory opened in Henan Province to produce tires for trucks and earthmoving machines. In just 20 years, a small production facility turned into a huge corporation Aeolus Tire Co, Ltd, producing a wide range of tires for all types of vehicles.
In 1997, the tires of the Chinese factory were awarded a quality mark. In 2008, the tires passed a successful noise test by the European Union, and in 2009 – exempted from export inspection.
Aeolus was the first tire manufacturer to implement the Six Sigma project, the essence of which is the continuous automated management of technological development and production processes.
Today, Aeolus is ranked 5th in Chinese tire manufacturing and 20th in the global tire industry.