Which company would you think makes the largest number of tyres?
The obvious replies are likely to be Pirelli or perhaps Michelin but you would be wrong.
The company who makes the largest number of tyres is …………LEGO!
This year, as they celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Lego wheel they have also been awarded the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest tyre manufacturer per annum’
Production of lego tyres never stops, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and as almost half of all lego sets include a wheel of some sort they produce a whopping 318 million Lego tyres each year.
Lego manufacture a range of tyres to fit the smallest wheel at just 14.4 mm high to the largest, which features on the Power Puller, which stands at 10.7cm high.
On receiving this prestigious award Emma Owen, PR & Promotions at Lego UK said:
“Being awarded the Guinness World Records title for ‘Largest tyre manufacture per annum’ is likely to be a surprise to many, but not to us and we are thrilled to take this record, 50 years after the invention of the LEGO tyre.
Naturally we have previously broken records for creating the tallest LEGO towers, however with LEGO, creativity holds no bounds and we have adopted this theory and looked outside the box with this latest world record challenge.”
Congratulations on your award from the team at underthechristmastree.