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Tire Companies; General Interest, I hope....
Found this on the net, so I can't confirm correctness, but thought
folks might find it of general interest:
BF Goodrich Company - USA
Tire division merged with Uniroyal in 1986. Now solely a
manufacturer of PVC pipe, but the tires brand name is still
Bridgestone - Japan
Makes Bridgestone and Firestone brands.
Continental AG - Germany
Makes Continental and General brands.
Dunlop Tire Corp - Japan
Subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd
Firestone - Japan
sold to Bridgestone in 1988.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company - USA
Sole US tire mfgr. Also operates 2,000 service centers
Makes Goodyear, Atlas, Lee, and Kelly-Springfield brands.
Michelin Tire Corp - France
Tires are all they do.
Makes Michelin, Uniroyal, BF Goodrich brands.
Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corp - Italy
Makes Pirelli and Armstrong brands.
Toyo - Japan
UGTC (Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Corp) - France
Holding corp for BFG and Uniroyal based in Delaware, USA.
Bought by Michelin in 1990.
Uniroyal - France
Merged with BFG tire division in 1986 to become Uniroyal
Yokohama Tire Corp - Japan
Makes Yokohama brand.
Top world mfgrs in 1992 were Michelin (22%), Goodyear (18%),
Bridgestone (17%), Continental (7%), Pirelli (7%).