The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company started in 1898 with just 13 workers producing bicycle and carriage tires. From that first bicycle tire, Goodyear quickly grew to become the world's largest tire company, a title it earned in 1916 when it adopted the slogan "More people ride on Goodyear tires than on any other kind."
Today Goodyear has facilities across six continents and annual sales of more than $16 billion. In addition to Goodyear-brand tires, they produce several other well-respected international brand names including Dunlop, Kelly, Fulda, Sava and Debica, and their non-tire business provides rubber products and polymers for a variety of markets.
Since Goodyear’s founding in 1898, their standard for success has been based on a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. They’ve since grown into one of the world’s largest tire companies, with one of the most recognized brand names. They employ about 66,000 associates in locations around the world—all working hard to deliver the highest quality in everything that they do.
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.
At Goodyear, innovation isn't just what they do - it's who they are.