Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company simply known as Goodyear, is a multinational tire manufacturer founded in 1898 with headquarters in Akron, Ohio, USA. Nowadays, the main products of Goodyear are tires for commercial vehicles, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, and also for airplanes.
The company was named after Charles Goodyear which was an American chemist and manufacturing engineer who developed vulcanized rubber. Some interesting facts about Goodyear are that in the early 1900s, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company had been manufacturing airships and balloons used for advertising blimp, and until 1998, Goodyear was the main tire supplier in Formula One history.
Some notable events of Goodyear which marked the tire industry were:
1904- the Goodyear engineers made the world’s first detachable tire;
1921- Goodyear launched the first off-road tires;
1971- the Goodyear tires were on the moon;
Since 2017, Goodyear is one of the top three tire manufacturers after Bridgestone, and Michelin, with 69,000 employees and 52 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries.
Goodyear engineers used the latest and most innovative technologies to offer one of the best products on the market.
They are using:
SmartTred technology-to adjusts to road conditions using specific tread zones.
ActiveCornerGrip and ActiveBraking technologies provide the best handling and ensure short braking distance.
SoundComfort technology- reduces interior vehicle noise by up to 50%.
RunOnFlat- a stronger structure designed to provide safety in case of air pressure loss or a blowout.
Goodyear tires are one of the most trustworthy tires on the market. They exclusively orient themselves on quality and performance. The most popular Goodyear tires for CUVs and SUVs are the following summer models: Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate, EfficientGrip, Eagle Touring, and Assurance CS Fuel Max.
The Goodyear stands out with their large and great variety of off-road tires like Wrangler All-terrain, Wrangler DuraTrac, Wrangler MT/R, and Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar.