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Discover how our 2021 range was inspired by more than 160 years of inventiveness and know-how

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History

History

Reinventing ourselves for over 160 years

Established in 1853 by Hiram Hutchinson in Chalette-sur-Loing, Hutchinson first developed coated fabrics under the brand «Aigle».

In 1890, Hutchinson starts to produce bicycle tires. The company wins its first competition with Léon Georget in 1909 thanks to the ‘Monofil’ tire. The greatest names in the world of cycling then bring the brand to the highest level, with victories on the most famous races like the Tour de France.

In 2020, the company has celebrated the 130th anniversary of its Cycling History.

Hutchinson is the only bicycle tire company still manufacturing its products in France.

Highly advanced and technical tires can thus benefit of the best of Hutchinson’s R&D know-how and materials.

Heritage

From shoes to tires & more
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Hiram Hutchinson, an American living in France, bought the patent for vulcanising rubber from Charles Goodyear and, in 1853, created the brand
Hiram Hutchinson, an American living in France, bought the patent for vulcanising rubber from Charles Goodyear and, in 1853, created the brand "A l'Aigle" in reference to the American eagle.
Hutchinson makes its first bicycle tire.
Hutchinson makes its first bicycle tire.
Hutchinson engineers create a new single-filament casing technology called Monofil. Said to be “stronger than steel,” it becomes prized by champion cyclists of the era. Its bicycle and automobile tires are soon being sold throughout Europe, launching a long partnership with the automotive sector.
Hutchinson engineers create a new single-filament casing technology called Monofil. Said to be “stronger than steel,” it becomes prized by champion cyclists of the era. Its bicycle and automobile tires are soon being sold throughout Europe, launching a long partnership with the automotive sector.
Louison BOBET wins the first of his three consecutive Tour de France titles on Hutchinson tires. The great Jacques Anquetil will follow with five more on Hutchinson over the next 11 years.
Louison BOBET wins the first of his three consecutive Tour de France titles on Hutchinson tires. The great Jacques Anquetil will follow with five more on Hutchinson over the next 11 years.
Jacques ANQUETIL wins the Tour de France with Hutchinson ! Four titles follow from 1961 to 1964.
Jacques ANQUETIL wins the Tour de France with Hutchinson ! Four titles follow from 1961 to 1964.
Hutchinson pioneers Kevlar textile layers in the tire casing to increase puncture resistance.
Hutchinson pioneers Kevlar textile layers in the tire casing to increase puncture resistance.
The legendary Python is born and goes on to become one of the winningest mountain bike tire designs in the sport’s history.
The legendary Python is born and goes on to become one of the winningest mountain bike tire designs in the sport’s history.
Hutchinson and two partners create UST (Universal Systeme Tubeless), the first performance tubeless tire standard for bicycles.
Hutchinson and two partners create UST (Universal Systeme Tubeless), the first performance tubeless tire standard for bicycles.
Hutchinson expands on its tubeless capabilities with the first tubeless road tire, and tubeless-ready technology for mountain bikes.
Hutchinson expands on its tubeless capabilities with the first tubeless road tire, and tubeless-ready technology for mountain bikes.
Julien Absalon wins his second consecutive Olympic mountain bike gold medal on Hutchinson.
Julien Absalon wins his second consecutive Olympic mountain bike gold medal on Hutchinson.
Hutchinson becomes the first and only tire maker with its own downhill team : Hutchinson UR.
Hutchinson becomes the first and only tire maker with its own downhill team : Hutchinson UR.
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Vision

Value

CONTRIBUTING TO THE MOBILITY OF THE FUTURE

To meet the needs of our customers, Hutchinson enables the mobility of the future with a clear strategy and shared values. Our vision is to contribute to the mobility of the future. Innovating constantly, developing our multiple areas of expertise and working to achieve operational excellence, we’re ready today for the challenges of tomorrow.

To support customers and enable sustainable mobility today and tomorrow, our teams are united around a common set of values:

HERITAGE

Hutchinson has been contributing to the development of land, air and sea transport for 160 years. We are proud to pass on this heritage and know-how from generation to generation.

HUMAN

Hutchinson’s driving force comes from the women and men who work for the Group. Ethics, respect, integrity, solidarity and responsibility are the values to which we owe our success.

IN HIGH SPIRITS

Enthusiasm and open-mindedness drive us forward. Information sharing and team spirit contribute to our collective success and strengthen our sense of belonging to Hutchinson.

HANDS-ON PERFORMANCE

For us, operational performance is a vital prerequisite to success. Our aim of becoming the go-to supplier for all world-leading firms forces us to insist on excellence.

HUNT FOR CHALLENGES

Resolutely innovative, we want to be involved in tackling all the competitive and technological challenges facing world-leading companies that share our values.

Hutchinson Cycling Dpt.

Our Manifesto

Our Manifesto

In a world that is increasingly constrained, in perpetual motion, and where time flies and lacks cruelly, refocusing on oneself, feeling oneself and free inside, are so many rare sensations, not to not to say exceptional. A real object of lust.

At Hutchinson, we believe in the rehabilitation of this time, this movement, this adrenaline, this moment of fulfillment and individual freedom.

More than a historical manufacturer and supplier of bicycle tires for leisure, sport, competition and mobility, we are the French Cycling Department, at the service of our users and their personal development.

This is why we work every day to offer them a unique riding experience, a moment of pure, raw emotion, that they will be able to experience fully, intensely, as they see fit, as they truly are.

A daily commitment with a single purpose: To offer everyone their “riding moment”.

A new era is coming.
Make way for the alliance of surpassing oneself and self-realization.
Make way for this winning duo that invites you to really listen to yourself, to express yourself fully, to live intensely.
Make way for the essential.
Make way for the truth, yours.

Ride Your Own Story

Our Manifesto