General Tires

General Tires

The General Tire and Rubber Company was founded in 1915 by William O’Neil and Winfred E. Fouse in Akron, Ohio, the rubber capital of the world. General Tire entered a booming market...

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Continental Tires

Continental Tires

Continental has been a leading automotive industry supplier for over 100 years. Continental was founded in 1871 in Hanover, Germany, but merged with other major companies in the German rubber industry in 1928...

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Hercules Tires

Hercules Tires

The Hercules Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1952 by a group of tire dealers and retreading companies in the northeastern United States. The Cooper Tire & Rubber Company began manufacturing Hercules tires in 1960...

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BFGoodrich® Tires

BFGoodrich Tires

BFGoodrich® Tires became the first rubber company in the United States when it was founded in 1870 by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich in the rubber capital of the world, Akron, Ohio...

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MICHELIN® Tires

Michelin Tires

MICHELIN® was founded under the Michelin Rubber Factory in 1888 by Édouard and André Michelin in Paris, France. The original Rubber Company has since grown into the biggest tire manufacturer...

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Cooper Tires

Cooper Tires

Cooper Tires was started in 1914 in Akron, Ohio by two brothers-in-law, John F. Schaefer and Claude E. Hart. The in-laws began by founding a business called the M&M Manufacturing Company...

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