The world’s No.1 tire company

February 23,2024

France's No.1 Michelin

The French Michelin tire was born in 1889 and has a history of more than 130 years. Michelin has been the number one tire company in the world for many years, and of course it has its own things.

Michelin invented the radial tire in 1946, which was a disruptive reform for the entire tire industry. Michelin Tire's brand is also the best value in the world. Michelin's Mr. Bibendum, created by Michelin, has also become the most successful brand image in the tire industry. Michelin's success caused many companies to copy it later. From the brand naming, business model and even the main colors to plagiarism, it can be seen that Michelin has a profound influence on the entire tire industry.

Japan's No.1 Bridgestone

Bridgestone tire sales currently rank second in the world, second only to France's Michelin Tire. Of course, it is the out-and-out king in the Japanese tire industry. Bridgestone, founded in 1931, is not the oldest company in the tire industry with many experts around the world. Bridgestone has always adhered to consumer demand as the center, maintained strict quality management in tire manufacturing with a positive and enterprising spirit, and laid a solid foundation for its current global position.

America's No.1 Goodyear

Goodyear is one of the world's leading tire manufacturers, with a total of 74,000 employees worldwide and 57 related institutions in 23 countries. Goodyear has always been committed to developing and providing cutting-edge products and services, setting new standards in technology and performance for the industry.

In 2021, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company announced that it had officially completed its acquisition of Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. This acquisition integrates the advantages of two outstanding tire manufacturers in terms of product portfolio, services and production capacity, thereby consolidating Goodyear's leadership position in the global tire industry. The combined company will provide a full range of product matrices, making it easier and more convenient for customers to purchase Goodyear and Cooper brand tire products.

China's No.1 ZC Rubber

Among the top 75, China's No.1 ZC Rubber has achieved a new breakthrough, reaching the 8th position in the world in 2022. Hangzhou Haichao Rubber Factory, the predecessor of ZC Rubber, was established in 1958. ZC rubber's product line covers truck and bus tires, passenger car tires, motorcycle tires, bicycle tires, industrial engineering tires, ATV tires, etc. ZC Rubber has ranked tenth in the global top 75 selection for many years. Currently, ZC rubber tire sales volume ranks first in the country, and its truck and bus tire production capacity ranks first in the country.

Germany's No.1 Continental

Since its establishment in 1871, German Continental Tire has been world-renowned for its continuous creation of tire products that perfectly combine cutting-edge technology and high-end quality experience. Continental Tire has long been committed to improving consumers' driving experience. 24 production and R&D bases around the world continuously provide support for technological innovation and provide comprehensive tire solutions for passenger cars, light trucks, trucks, buses, engineering vehicles, and two-wheelers.

In 2006, Continental Tire's passenger car and light truck tire business officially entered the Chinese market and quickly distinguished itself with its exquisite German craftsmanship and trustworthy quality. Continental Tire's retail network spreads across the country. With safety and leading German technology, Continental Tire creates value for partners and brings excellent driving experience to consumers.

Italy's No.1 Pirelli

In 1872, Giovanni Battista Pirelli founded "Pirelli" in Milan, Italy. More than 100 years later, Pirelli has become a shining pearl in the global tire industry. For more than 150 years, Pirelli has maintained partnerships with major car manufacturers, leading innovative technologies and environmentally friendly materials, pioneering cutting-edge designs, developing flexible and efficient manufacturing processes, and investing heavily in research and development. Pirelli's brand identity is a fusion of high technology and artistic expression. The brand's influence is not limited to the tire industry, but also extends to a broad range of lifestyle areas.

Korea's No.1 Hankook

As a global high-end tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire knows that the research and development of high-end tires cannot be separated from the support of technology, so it invests 5% of its operating income in the R&D center every year. Over the years, the reason why Hankook Tire has been able to continuously achieve new breakthroughs in technological innovation is closely related to its investment in research and development.

Hankook Tire has entered the world stage through continuous development and innovation. In recent years, Hankook has continued to provide original tires for various mid-to-high-end vehicles. Hankook is committed to providing sustainable solutions and providing a pleasant driving experience to all customers!

Singapore's No.1 Giti

Many people may think that Giti Tire is a Chinese brand, but this is a Singapore tire company. Giti Tire, founded in Singapore. The products sell well in more than 130 countries around the world, with nearly 70,000 retail service terminals spread across 5 continents. Adhering to the quality policy of "full participation, pursuit of zero defects, and customer satisfaction", Giti provide each car owner with a more complete tire solution and are committed to becoming the preferred tire brand for Chinese car owners.

India's No.1 Apollo

In 2019, Indian tire manufacturer Apollo surpassed MRF to become India's largest tire manufacturer with sales of US$2.471 billion.

Although this tire company is an Indian company, its thinking is international. 

In 2006, Apollo spent a huge amount of money to buy Dunlop International Tire (South Africa) Company. At that time, the Dunlop company, located in Durban, South Africa, had annual sales of US$25 million and owned three tire manufacturing plants in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In 2009, Kanwar and his son quickly locked up Fred's acquisition for an undisclosed amount, without giving their competitors any chance.

Finland's No.1 Nokian

Founded in 1898, Nokian Tires is world-famous for its innovative winter tires, but also develops competitive summer and all-season tire products.

In 1934, Nokian Tires developed the world's first winter tire "Kelirengas", and Nokian Tires Hakkapeliitta series became the leading brand of winter tires. In addition to high-quality tire products for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, as one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy-duty special tires, Nokian Tires also focuses on specific areas such as forestry, special agriculture, ports and mining machinery. Nokian Tire is the only tire manufacturer in the world that permanently owns a snow tire testing ground in the Arctic Circle. This Nokian Tire testing ground called "White Hell" is also the northernmost tire testing ground in the world.

Sweden's No.1 Trelleborg

Trelleborg Wheel Systems accounts for more than 30% of Trelleborg's total sales. About 60% of the products manufactured by Trelleborg Wheel Systems are used in agricultural machinery, about 20% are used in industrial vehicles, and the rest are used in construction vehicles and motorcycles. Trelleborg has world-class product strength in agricultural machinery and industrial vehicle tires, and Trelleborg is second to none in terms of brand influence and product strength.

On May 2, 2023, Yokohama officially completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Trelleborg Wheel Systems Holding (hereinafter referred to as TWS) from Trelleborg AB. In fact, the Swedish company, which manufactures and sells off-highway tires for agricultural and industrial machinery, has been consolidating its accounts with Yokohama since the second quarter of this year.

Iran's No.1 Barez

As the strongest tire company in Iran, Barez has introduced tire manufacturing technology from German Continental, and all its products are designed, produced and sold using German Continental technology.

Russia's No.1 PJSC Nizhnekamskshina

PJSC Nizhnekamskshina is Russia's largest tire company and ranks 38th (2022) among the top 75 companies in the global tire industry. Behind it is the famous Russian oil company PJSC Tatneft.

PJSC Nizhnekamskshina is the largest manufacturer of tires in the Russian tire manufacturing industry, the first automotive inner tube was produced in April 1973 at this enterprise. In October 1974, the plant completed production of its one millionth tire. Nizhnekamskshina became the leader of the Russian tire manufacturing industry in the shortest possible time and still maintains this leadership position.

Turkey's No.1 Petlas

Petlas is the largest tire manufacturer in Turkey, founded in 1976. The tire products produced include passenger car tires, truck and bus tires, engineering machinery tires, agricultural tires, as well as military vehicle and military aircraft tires.

Argentina's No.1 FATE

FATE Tire is the strongest tire company in Argentina and it is also an old tire manufacturer. Founded in 1940, it is Argentina's largest and most modern factory, with an annual production capacity of more than 5 million tires. FATE also has a modern factory for retreading tires.

Vietnam's No.1 Casumina

Casumina is the largest tire manufacturer in Vietnam. In April 1976, Casumina was established after some small tire factories in Ho Chi Minh City and several southeastern provinces were taken over and merged. Casumina's products include passenger car tires, truck and bus tires, engineering machinery tires, motorcycle tires, bicycle tires and other rubber products.

Thailand's No.1 Vee Rubber Group

Vee Rubber Group is a leader in Thailand, established in 1977. Its products include motorcycle tires, bicycle tires, passenger car light truck tires, radial and bias truck and bus tires.

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