About Goodyear Tyres


A brief history

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and headquarters are based in Akron, Ohio.
The company was named after American Charles Goodyear, who invented vulcanised rubber. Goodyear manufactures high quality tyres for cars, trucks, motorcycles, aeroplanes and agricultural machinery.

Goodyear is also known for being the most successful tyre supplier in Formula One history, with the most wins and constructors' championships than any other tyre supplier.

Goodyear's dates of historical achievement​

  • 1898: Goodyear Tire & Rubber company founded
  • 1904: Manufacture world's first detachable tyre
  • 1908: Produce world's first mass-produced car, The Model T Ford
  • 1909: Make first pneumatic tyre for aeroplanes
  • 1921: Launch 'Rut-proof', the first off-road tyres
  • 1934: Launch 'Lifeguard', the first tyre providing additional stability during blow-out
  • 1965: First vehicle to break 600mph land-speed record fitted with Goodyear Tyres
  • 1971: Goodyear puts first tyres on the moon
  • 1985: Supply first radial tyres for commercial aircraft
  • 1993: Introduction of 'Aquatred', first tyre specifically designed for wet conditions
  • 1997: Goodyear Tyres first to win Formula One races
  • 2012: Goodyear play major role in the development of the EU tyre labelling system