Goodyear is the world's largest tyre company. Together with its U.S. and international subsidiaries and joint ventures, Goodyear manufactures and markets tyres for most applications.
Goodyear have been making tyres in Great Britain since 1927. Since then over 300 million have been shipped all over the world from the main UK factory, which is based in Wolverhampton, just 15 miles north west of the head office.
Yokohama is one of the top ten tyre companies in the world.
In the UK there has been a steady build-up of the brand with an emphasis on the high performance sector. Its presentation at shows and events is always professional and stylish, mirroring its top quality products.
Michelin introduced the radial tyre to the world and more recently developed the PAX run-flat system.
The company was founded in 1889 by the Michelin Brothers and remains in family ownership to this day. It operates in over 170 countries and has manufacturing interests throughout the world.
Pirelli has the longest history of association with the high performance sector and centres its product range on these vehicles. Its Zero range of tyres is now being marketed in Europe and North America under the Planet Zero brand and encompasses high performance tyres for every sector of the market from the hatchback to any model from the Italian supercar stable
Based in Japan, Bridgestone is the world's largest rubber company. Operating on a global scale, the company is at the forefront of tyre and rubber technology.
Today, Bridgestone plays a leading role in the development of Formula One race tyres. Although these tyres are vastly different from those used on the road, it gives the company a chance to work with casings and compounds that are exposed to tremendous stresses and strains.