A tire is a ring-shaped component that covers the wheel’s of vehicles rim to protect it and gives better vehicle performance. Most tires, provide traction between the vehicle and the road while giving a flexible cushion that absorbs shock.
The materials of modern tires are synthetic rubber, natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with carbon black and other chemical compounds. It consist of a tread and a body. Rubber tires were solid in early years. The majority of tires are pneumatic inflatable structures in now a days. Pneumatic tires are used on most of the of vehicles, including cars, bicycles, motorcycles, buses, trucks, heavy equipment etc. Metal tires are used on locomotives and railcars, and solid rubber tires are used in non-automotive applications, like some casters, carts, lawnmowers, and wheelbarrows. Here we are listing top 5 global tire manufacturers in the world.
Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. is the world’s No. 1 tire maker according to Rubber & Plastics News’annual ranking of the world’s tire manufacturers. The Bridgestone Corporation is a multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in 1931 in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. IT is the largest manufacturer of tires in the world. The company delivers a huge range of tires to customers around the world like tires for passenger cars, trucks and buses, aircraft, construction and mining vehicles, motorcycles, etc. It also makes a range of rubber products and other diversified products. Most of these products and technologies are used in a variety of everyday applications.
Michelin is a tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France. It is one of the leading tire manufacturers in the world. Michelin brand also owns the BFGoodrich, Kleber, Tigar, Riken, Kormoran and Uniroyal (in North America) tire brands. Michelin is also famous for its Red and Green travel guides. It’s numerous inventions are the removable tire, the pneurail and the radial tire. It’s manufactures tires for space shuttles,aircraft, automobiles, heavy equipment, motorcycles, and bicycles. Michelin Net Sales is € 14.8 billion.
Continental, is a leading German automotive manufacturing company specialising in tyres, brake systems,automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, and various parts for the automotive and transportation industries. It was founded in 1871 as a rubbermanufacturer, Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha Compagnie. One of Continental’s main foucs of expertise and technological leadership is fuel consumption reduction, achieved through more efficient fuel injection systems, reduced rolling-resistance tyres, and hybrid propulsion systems. It also sells tyres for automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles worldwide under the Continental brand and it produces and commercialises other brands on a regional level, such as General (US/Canada), Gislaved (Canada, Nordic Markets), Semperit (industrial applications), Euzkadi (Mexico/Latin America) and Barum to serve EU & Russia.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is a leading American multinational tire manufacturing company and that was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron. It manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery. It became popular because of they were easily detachable and need required little maintenance only. It keeps always long lasting relationships with customers. The cvompany is also known for the Goodyear Blimp though Goodyear had been producing airships and balloons since the early 1900s, the first Goodyear advertising blimp flew in 1925.
Pirelli & C. SpA is a multinational company based in Milan, Italy. The company have a presence in over 160 countries, has 19 manufacturing sites around the world. In 1974, Pirelli invented the wide radial tire. It is involved in the design, development, marketing, and production of tires for different types of cars, light vehicles and motorcycles, buses, trucks, agricultural and construction machineries. The famous part of Pirelli Tires, which is R&D, is located in Milan.