Goodyear tire history

- Oct 26, 2018 -

Goodyear tire history

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 and has a history of more than 100 years. Goodyear is the world's largest tire manufacturing company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, USA, which manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemical products in more than 90 plants in 28 countries. Today, Goodyear has more than 80,000 employees worldwide.

In the United States in 1898, there were various modes of transportation on the road. From horses and carriages to cars that were born, they all desperately need a cushion that cushions the impact of the road. So the Frankish Berlin brothers bought a cardboard factory in the eastern part of Akron, Ohio, and began manufacturing rubber products. In order to commemorate Mr. Charles Goodyear who invented "vulcanization" in 1839, the brothers named the company "Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company" and chose "Flying Foot" as a trademark to take its graceful and swift meaning.