RoboTire, a Michigan-based robotics and automation startup that deploys systems to change vehicles’ tires, has announced a partnership with Creamery Tire, a locally owned service center founded in Pennsylvania in 1988. Creamery Tire is deploying the RoboTire tire changing system at a location in a north Philadelphia suburb in Creamery, Penn.
The partnership between Creamery Tire and RoboTire aims to improve the overall tire changing experience for customers, the companies said. The systems aim to reduce the current hour-long tire changing experience to less than 25 minutes, allowing shops to serve more cars in a safe and efficient environment.
“We are thrilled to partner with Creamery Tire as we deploy our tire changing technology into more brick-and-mortar locations,” said Victor Darolfi, co-founder and CEO of RoboTire. “We see a growing demand for safer and more efficient tire changing practices that benefit automotive shop owners and customers. RoboTire and Creamery Tire working together to integrate our robots with their expert staff will provide the best possible customer experience.”
Founded in 2018, RoboTire has designed a system that enables robots to change tires in less time than human operators can, as well as addressing labor shortages and safety concerns for fleet operators, dealers and independent service providers. Creamery Tire said it has signed on to install additional RoboTire systems at two other locations in Pennsylvania. RoboTire is also working with Discount Tire on a deployment in Fountain Hills, Ariz.
“RoboTire’s systems are truly revolutionizing the way tires are changed, and we are excited to be one of the first shops in North America to offer this innovative service model to our customers,” said Joseph Franklin, CEO of Creamery Tire. “We are dedicated to bringing the best technology and experience to our employees and customers alike in Pennsylvania.”
For more details about RoboTire, visit its website here.