TYRE MANUFACTURERS

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www.goodyear.com

Founded in 1897 The Goodyear were manufactured in America during from 1897 by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio.
Goodyear manufactures tyres for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery.

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www.michelin.com

Founded in 1898 Michelin's numerous inventions include the removable tyre, the pneurail (a tyre for trains made to run on rails) and the radial tyre. In the World Rally Championship, Michelin has been supplier of the Audi, Citroën, Ford, Lancia, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Toyota and Volkswagen factory teams. Michelin Group brand BFGoodrich represented the brand in 2006 and 2007. The company was absent from 2008 to 2010, when Pirelli was signed as exclusive supplier.

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www.dunloptires.com

Founded in 189 Dunlop is a brand of tyres owned by various companies around the world. Founded by pneumatic tyre pioneer John Boyd Dunlop in Birmingham, England in 1889, it is owned and operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In India the brand is owned by Dunlop India Ltd. whose parent company is the Ruia Group,. In Asia (Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia), Africa and Latin America (except Mexico) by Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Michelin's numerous inventions include the removable tyre, the pneurail (a tyre for trains made to run on rails) and the radial tyre. In the World Rally Championship, Michelin has been supplier of the Audi, Citroën, Ford, Lancia, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Toyota and Volkswagen factory teams. Michelin Group brand BFGoodrich represented the brand in 2006 and 2007. The company was absent from 2008 to 2010, when Pirelli was signed as exclusive supplier.

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www.bridgestone.com

Founded in 1931 the Bridgestone Corporation (株式会社ブリヂストン Kabushiki-gaisha Burijisuton) (TYO: 5108, OTC Pink: BRDCY) is a multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi (石橋正二郎 Ishibashi Shōjirō) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a calque translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese.

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www.continental-corporation.com

Founded in 1871 the Continental AG company, commonly known as Continental, is a leading German automotive manufacturing company specialising in tyres, brake systems, interior electronics, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, and other parts for the automotive and transportation industries. Continental is based in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany. Continental is the world's fourth-largest tyre manufacturer. Continental was founded in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer, Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha Compagnie. After acquiring Siemens AG's VDO automotive unit in 2007 Continental was ranked third in global OEM automotive parts sales in 2012 according to a study sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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www.pirelli.com

Founded in 1872 Pirelli & C. S.p.A. is a multinational company based in Milan, Italy, formerly listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1922, but now an overseas subsidiary of Chinese state-owned enterprise ChemChina. The company is one of the largest tyre manufacturers behind Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental and Goodyear. It is present in over 160 countries, has 19 manufacturing sites in 13 countries and a network of around 12,500 distributors and retailers. supplier for the Formula One Championship for 2011–2019 and for the FIM World Superbike Championship.

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www.generaltire.com

Founded in 1915 The General Tyre and Rubber Company is an American manufacturer of tyres for motor vehicles. General Tyre was founded in 1915 in Akron, Ohio, by William F. O'Neil. The company later diversified into a conglomerate with holdings in tyres, rubber compounds, rocketry and aeronautics, entertainment and news, and real estate. The tyre and rubber division was sold to Germany's Continental in 1987, and is now known as Continental Tyre North America, Inc. The rocketry business was kept and expanded and after a couple company name changes, the parent company is now Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings.

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www.falkentire.com

Founded in 1983 the Falken tyre is a brand of passenger car, light truck, and medium truck tyres owned by the Japanese company Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI). It was launched in its native country of Japan in 1983, and was introduced to the North American market two years later and in Europe in 1988. Falken has now become a stand-alone brand that focuses on UHP (Ultra High Performance) products while utilizing professional motorsports to further develop and improve products for worldwide distribution. In June 2015, Sumitomo and Goodyear announced that they would dissolve their worldwide partnership. As part of the deal, Sumitomo bought Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, which included a manufacturing plant in Tonawanda, near Buffalo, New York. The plant, rebranded as Sumitomo Rubber USA, began to produce Falken Tire-branded tyres in January 2016.

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www.toyo-rubber.co.jp

The company started in 1945. In 1966, the company expanded to the United States as Toyo Tire Corporation. In 1999, Nitto Tire North America was established. Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (東洋ゴム工業株式会社 Tōyō Gomu Kōgyo Kabushiki-gaisha) is a tyre and rubber products company based in Japan. Despite the name connotation, it is not related to, nor owned by, the Toyota Corporation.

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www.apollotyres.com

Apollo Tyres Ltd is the world's 14th biggest tyre manufacturer, with annual consolidated revenues of Rs 140.53 billion (US$2.09 billion) in March 2017. It was founded in 1972. Its first plant was commissioned in Perambra, Thrissur, Kerala, India. The company now has four manufacturing units in India, 1 in Netherlands and 1 in Hungary. It has a network of nearly 5,000 dealerships in India, of which over 2,500 are exclusive outlets. It gets 69% of its revenues from India, 26% from Europe and 5% from other geographies.

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www.srigroup.co.jp

Founded in 1909 Rubber Industries, Ltd. is a global tyre and rubber company based in Japan. It is part of the Sumitomo Group. The company makes a wide range of rubber based products, including automobile tyres, golf balls and tennis balls. Sumitomo brands include Dunlop Tyres, Falken Tire and Ohtsu Tire. The Falken Tire brand was launched by Sumitomo in Japan in 1983, and was introduced in North America two years later. In January 2016, after the dissolution of the partnership with Goodyear, the Sumitomo Rubber USA factory in Tonawanda, New York began to produce Falken Tire-branded tyres.

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www.kumhousa.com

Founded in 1960 the Asiana Group is a large South Korean Chaebol (conglomerate), with subsidiaries in the automotive, industry, leisure, logistic, chemical and airline fields. The group is headquartered at the Kumho Asiana Main Tower in Sinmunno 1-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. As of 2014 the largest shareholder is Park Sam Koo, the third son of the company's founder, who stepped down as CEO in 2010.

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www.hankooktire.com

Founded in 1941 The Hankook Tire group is a South Korean tire company. Based in Seoul, South Korea, the Hankook Tire group is the 7th largest tire company in the world.

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www.giti.com

Giti Tire is a global tyre company, offering a complete range of quality tyres and services - delivering to more than 130 countries worldwide and ranked 10th globally in yearly revenue by Tyre Press.

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www.nexentire.com

Founded in 1942 the Nexen Tire (Korean: 넥센타이어) Corporation is a tyre manufacturer headquartered in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province and Seoul in South Korea. The company's name, a portmanteau of next and century is reflected in its marketing tagline, "Next Century Tire.". Its major Korean competitors are Hankook and Kumho.

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www.yokohamatire.com

Founded in 1917 the Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited (横浜ゴム株式会社 Yokohama Gomu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a tyre company based in Tokyo, Japan. The company is a joint venture between Yokohama Cable Manufacturing and B.F. Goodrich. In 1969 the company expanded to the United States as Yokohama Tire Corporation. The Aspec A300 was the driving force behind its tremendous rise. Branding, especially in Japan, will often use "ADVAN" instead of Yokohama. ADVAN wheels and tyres have a strong presence in the aftermarket scene worldwide. The company has two manufacturing facilities in the United States: one in Salem, Virginia, and another in West Point, Mississippi.

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www.hoosiertire.com

Founded in 1957 the Hoosier Racing Tire is owned by Continental AG and is an American tyre manufacturer primarily specializing in the production of tyres for competition use. Based in Lakeville, Indiana.Hoosier employs nearly 500 people, and has provided tyres for use in series sanctioned by Grand-Am, IHRA, ARCA, CRA, NASCAR, IMCA, WISSOTA, SCCA, AIS, and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The business was purchased by Continental AG on October 4th of 2016. The tyre company was purchased for a total nearing 140 million dollars. Following the purchase, 27 year veteran John DeSalle was named president.

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www.srigroup.co.jp

Founded in 1932 the Nokian Tyres plc, headquartered in Nokia, Finland, produces tyres for cars, trucks, buses, and heavy-duty equipment. Known for its winter tyres, Nokian operates the only permanent winter tyre testing facility in the world. The company's Hakkapeliitta brand name is recognised in Finland as a reputable trademark.
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The company traces its history to a groundwood pulp mill established in 1865. Car tyre production began in 1932 by Suomen Gummitehdas Oy (Finnish Rubber Works Ltd). A three-company merger formed the Nokia Corporation in 1967; Nokian Tyres Limited was established in 1988 as a joint venture company split from the conglomerate as Nokia Corporation started focusing entirely on the mobile communications business. Nokian is "Nokia" in the genitive, thus Nokian renkaat meaning "Tyres of Nokia". The European subsidiary of Japanese tyre company Bridgestone is currently the largest minority shareholder.
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Logo of Finnish Rubber Works from 1965−1966.

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www.uniroyaltires.com

Founded in 1892 The United States Rubber Company (Uniroyal) is an American manufacturer of tyres and other synthetic rubber-related products, as well as variety of items for military use, such as ammunition, explosives and operations and maintenance activities (O&MA) at the government-owned contractor-operated facilities. It was founded in Naugatuck, Connecticut and was one of the original 12 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and became Uniroyal, Inc., as part of creating a unified brand for its products and subsidiaries in 1961. In 1990, Uniroyal was acquired by French tire maker Michelin and ceased to exist as a separate business. Today over 900 workers in the U.S. remain employed by Michelin to make its Uniroyal brand products. The company's long-lived advertisement slogan was "United States Tires are Good Tires."

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www.bfgoodrich.com

Founded in 1870 BFGoodrich is an American tire company. Originally part of the industrial conglomerate Goodrich Corporation, it was acquired in 1990 (along with Uniroyal, then The Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company) by the French tyre maker Michelin. Prior to the sale, BFGoodrich was the first American tyre manufacturer to make radial tyres. It made tyres for the then new Winton car from Winton Motor Carriage Company. Among its competitors were Goodyear, Firestone, General and Uniroyal. Due to extensive research and scientific methods, such as tyre wear evaluation and longevity testing, BFGoodrich was at the leading edge of the industry. Ford Motor Company, then owned by Henry Ford, chose BFGoodrich tres to be fitted in the new Model A Ford in 1903. That same year, the Model A, equipped with the tyres, became the first car to cross the United States from east to west. This event made BFGoodrich a household name. Michelin North America., Inc., makes B.F. Goodrich tires. The Goodrich Corporation, formerly called B.F. Goodrich Company, stopped making tyres in 1988 and sold the business and the B.F. Goodrich name to Michelin.

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www.coopertire.com

Founded in 1914 the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is an American company that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of replacement automobile and truck tires, and subsidiaries that specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. With headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, Cooper Tire has 60 manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within its worldwide family of subsidiary companies. In July 1960, the company became a publicly held corporation and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Cooper owns the UK-based Avon Tyres brand, which produces tires for motorcycles, road cars and for motor racing. The company slogan is "The tire with two names ... the company and the man who built it."



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