Michelin, Goodyear, B.F. Goodrich, Bridgestone Firestone, Inc. and Dunlop are among the largest manufacturer and dealer of tires in the United States.
The following tire and rubber manufacturers and dealers are not only the largest in the United States, but also the brands are most sought after by drivers.
Michelin offers a broad portfolio of tires for North America. The company makes and sells tires applied for a variety of automobile types including passenger and light-duty trucks, heavy truck, recreational and sports vehicle, earthmovers, agricultural vehicles, aircraft and bicycles.
Michelin produces and manufacture its tires in America’s four states, South Carolina, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Alabama. Three manufacturing sites are also located in Nova Scotia, Canada and another one is in Queretaro, Mexico. One plant manufactures rocket fuel elements and artificial rubber for NASA and another plant assembles retreads for the aircraft.
Michelin was also the manufacturer of the many firsts including the world’s first radial tire, first radial tire used for motorbikes and airplanes as well as the first low-level pressure commuter tire that can go the 15,000 kilometers distance.
As the 1980’s caused recession and merging is needed in tire business, B. F. Goodrich and Uniroyal consolidated in 1986. Michelin acquired the Uniroyal-Goodrich Tire partnership in 1989 subsequent to painstaking analysis the development and performance of its two leading industry rivals.
Goodyear is one of the globe’s biggest corporations focusing on tire innovations. The company manufactures and sells tires employed for nearly all purposes. Goodyear tires are made of rubber, steel, and fabric meticulously engineered under strict quality control and care.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded by Frank A. Seiberling in November 1898. The name Goodyear was given in memory of Charles Goodyear, the man who discovered vulcanization and had passed away three decades earlier. With humble beginnings of merely 13 workers, Goodyear today is the number one tire manufacturer and dealer in all of Latin and North America. It carries out business in most parts of the earth, with over sixty manufacturing plants in almost 30 nations.
BF GOODRICH TIRES
B.F. Goodrich tires are used for passenger vehicles, SUVs, sports cars, off-road autos, pick up trucks, and sports trucks. The company engineers tires for almost all vehicle brands such as Toyota, Daewoo, Kia, and Mitsubishi to luxury cars such as BMW, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Cadillac, Lamborghini and others.
B.F. Goodrich is synonymous with driving delight. With 130 years of tire expertise, the company continues to soar beginning from its first vehicle sold in the US, through the development of the tubeless tire, and the quest of the Columbia space craft.
The company has branches throughout the world’s region like the USA, Canada, Brazil, Asia Pacific, China, Japan, and in all of Europe.
BRIDGETONE FIRESTONE, INC. (BFI)
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC, a subsidiary of BFI, manufactures first class, brand tires that are of imaginative products applied on over two hundred various vehicles as well as truck types marketed in Canada and the US.
Among all tire and rubber corporations, Bridgestone Americas is the first to employ ISO 14001 to each of its manufacturing plant. Bridgestone Americas together with Bridgestone Europe is the world’s leading tire corporation when it comes to ISO certification.
It is the most popular name for racing. It began as a tricycle tire for the son of John Boyd Dunlop, its discoverer and today, it makes futuristic racing tires for 200 miles per minute sports automobiles.
For many decades, Dunlop tires have always been pivotal at Le Man’s, a highly celebrated racing competition held in France every year. The company takes pride in going ahead of its principal competitors with its 34 wins at Le Man’s.