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Encyclopedia > Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Type Public (NYSE: GT)
Founded Akron, Ohio (1898)
Headquarters Flag of the United States 1144 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44316
Phone: 330-796-2121
Fax: 330-796-2222
Key people Robert Keegan, CEO
Industry Manufacturing
Products Tires
Revenue US$19.7 billion (2005)
Employees 70,000
Website www.goodyear.com

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. Today it is the third largest tire company in the world after Bridgestone and Michelin. Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, race cars, airplanes, and heavy earth-mover machinery. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Ohio Location within Summit County, Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City 62. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Frank Seiberling is an American inventor/founder. ... Firestone tire This article is about pneumatic tires. ... Bridgestone Corporation ) (TYO: 5108 ) is a Japanese rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi ) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. ... Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ...


Although the company was not connected with him, it was named in honor of Charles Goodyear. Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber in 1839. The first Goodyear Tires became popular because they were easily detachable and low maintenance. For other persons named Charles Goodyear, see Charles Goodyear (disambiguation). ...


Goodyear is famous throughout the world because of the Goodyear blimp. The first Goodyear blimp flew in 1925. Today it is one of the most recognizable advertising icons in America. Goodyear is a former component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.[1] The Goodyear Blimp is the collective name for a fleet of blimps operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for advertising purposes and for use as a television camera platform for aerial views of sporting events. ... Linear graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today Logarithmic graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, or informally the Dow Jones or The Dow) is one of several stock market indices created by nineteenth-century...

The infamous "crux" Goodyear blimp
The infamous "crux" Goodyear blimp

Contents

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History

Early History 1898-1926

The first Goodyear factory opened in Akron Ohio in 1898. The thirteen original employees manufactured bicycle and carriage tires, rubber horseshoe pads, and poker chips. The company grew with the advent of the automobile.


In 1901 Frank Seiberling provided Henry Ford with racing tires. By 1908 Ford was outfitting his Model T with Goodyear tires. A year later Goodyear manufactured its first aircraft tire.


In 1911 Goodyear started experimenting with airship design. It later manufactured airships and balloons for the U.S. military during World War I. The transport and reconnaissance capabilities that Goodyear provided contributed significantly to the Allied victory.


By 1926 Goodyear was the largest rubber company in the world. Only four years earlier they were forced to temporarily cease race tire production due to competition. Nevertheless, the popularity of the Goodyear tire on the racing circuit led to a popular demand for the brand.


Expansion 1926-1990

For the next sixty years Goodyear grew to become a multinational corporation with multi-billion dollar earnings. It acquired their rival Kelly-Springfield Tire in 1935. During World War II Goodyear manufactured Corsair fighter planes for the U.S. Military. By 1956 they owned and operated a nuclear processing plant in Ohio. multinational corporation (or transnational corporation) (MNC/TNC) is a corporation or enterprise that manages production establishments or delivers services in at least two countries. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Look up corsair in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In 1944 entered to Mexico in Joint-Venture with Cia. Hulera "El Oxo", S.A. de C.V., therefore the company is "Goodyear Oxo"


Sales for 1969 topped $3 billion, five years later sales topped $5 billion and it boasted operations in thirty four countries. In 1978 the original Akron plant was converted into a Technical Center for research and design. By 1985 worldwide sales exceeded $10 billion dollars. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, a holding that developed from the Goodyear Aircraft Company after World War II designed a supercomputer for NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center in 1979, the MPP. The subsidiary was sold in 1987 to the Loral Corp. as a result of restructuring. Goodyear Aerospace Corporation was the aerospace and defence subsidiary of Goodyear. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The MPP The Goodyear Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) was a massively parallel processing supercomputer built by Goodyear Aerospace for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Loral Corporation was a small Bronx defense contractor on the verge of bankruptcy when in 1972 it was acquired by Bernard Schwartz, who over the course of the next two decades built it into a major player in the global aerospace and defense industry, acquiring sixteen other defense and aerospace...


The Goldsmith affair

In 1986 The Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company was a victim of a Greenmail attack. British financier James Goldsmith in conjunction with the investment group Hanson purchased 11% of Goodyear stock. They threatened to take the company over unless Goodyear bought back the shares at a highly inflated price. Greenmail or greenmailing is a corporate acquisition strategy for generating large amounts of money from the attempted hostile takeover of large, often undervalued or inefficient companies. ... James Goldsmith as he appeared in his Referendum Party’s mass-mailed video tape, March 1997. ... Hanson plc is a British based international building materials company, headquartered in London. ...


The following year Goodyear retaliated with a massive restructuring. The company sold subsidiaries, closed plants, and tried to damage itself financially to make it an unsuitable takeover target. The plan worked but Goldsmith reportedly still walked away with $90 million for his efforts.


1990 to Present

The last major restructuring of the company took place in 1991. Goodyear hired Stanley Gault, former CFO of Rubbermaid inc, to expand the company into new markets. The moves resulted in 12,000 employees being laid off. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Stanley C. Gault (1926- ) was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Rubbermaid from 1981-1991. ... Newell Rubbermaid Co. ...

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Recent History

On October 5, 2006 the United Steelworkers Union voted to strike at a Goodyear plant in Kansas. The strike was called over a dispute about higher health care costs and the closing of a non-unionised plant in Texas. The strike lasted until January 2, 2007, and cost the company approximately $358 million. The US Army briefly considered invoking a clause in Taft-Hartley Act to force the employees back to work. Humvee tires are produced at the Kansas plant and there was concern that the strike would create a shortage had it continued longer than it did. For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (United Steelworkers or USW) claims over 1. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Labor-Management Relations Act, commonly known as the Taft-Hartley Act, is a United States federal law that greatly restricts the activities and power of labor unions. ... This article refers to the Military HMMWV, not the civilian Hummer sold by General Motors General Characteristics (Humvee) Manufacturer: AM General Length: 4. ...


On December 7, 2007 Goodyear announced that it has decided to keep its world headquarters in Akron, Ohio, keeping 3,000 Goodyear jobs and 500 contractor positions in Akron. is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Ohio Location within Summit County, Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City 62. ...


On March 9, 2008 following the Kolbalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart blasted Goodyear Tires, remarking that NASCAR should stop using Goodyear Tires in their Stock Car series. His main statement was that "Goodyear does not give a crap about tire quality". is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... For other persons named Tony Stewart, see Tony Stewart (disambiguation). ...


On June 11, 2008, employee Gloria McInnis was killed and six others were injured after an explosion and ammonia release at a Goodyear plant in Houston, Texas.[2][3] is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Ammonia (disambiguation). ... Houston redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...


Timeline

  • 1898 — Goodyear Founded
  • 1901 — Seiberling makes racing tires for Henry Ford
  • 1908 — Ford's Model T is outfitted with Goodyear tires
  • 1909 — 1st aircraft tire
  • 1911 — 1st airship envelope
  • 1917 — made airships & balloons for the U.S. military during World War I
  • 1919 — tires on the winning car at the Indianapolis 500
  • 1925 — first blimp, Pilgrim is launched
  • 1926 — world's largest rubber company
  • 1935 — acquired Kelly-Springfield Tire
  • 1956 — Goodyear-operated U235 atomic processing plant opens in Ohio
  • 1958 — enters racing to counter "stodgy" image
  • 1967 — Goodyear introduces the Polyglas tire, one of the first wide-tread bias-belted fiberglass tires, which along with similar tires from competitors such as the Firestone Wide-Oval would become regular equipment on 1970 to 1974 models, which would be superseded by radial tires beginning in 1975.
  • 1969 — Stock splits two for one
  • 1974 — sales reach $5 billion
  • 1978 — Akron plant converted into Technical Center for R&D
  • 1984 — worldwide sales exceed $10 billion
  • 1986 — James Goldsmith takeover attempt
  • 1987 — massive restructuring
  • 1987 — completion of the California - Texas "All American" oil pipeline
  • 1994 — "electronic store" opened on the CompuServe network
  • 1999 — Goodyear Dunlop enters joint venture with Sumitomo Rubber
  • 2006 — end of car tire production in the UK, closure of the Washington plant
  • 2007 — Sale of the Engineered Products Division to the Carlyle Group; EPD is renamed Veyance Technologies
  • 2008 — Fatal explosion at Houston plant

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Corporate Structure and Leadership

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is structured into the following units:

  • Asia Pacific Region
    • Pierre E. Cohade, President
  • Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa Business
    • Jarro F. Kaplan, President
  • European Union Business
    • Arthur de Bok, President
  • Latin American Region
    • Eduardo A. Fortunato, President
  • North American Tire
    • Richard J. Kramer, President

Current members of the board of directors of Goodyear are: James C. Boland, John G. Breen, Gary D. Forsee, William J. Hudson Jr., Steven A. Minter, Denise M. Morrison, Rodney O'Neal, Shirley D. Peterson, G. Craig Sullivan, Thomas H. Weidemeyer, Michael R. Wessel, W. Alan McCollough, and Robert J. Keegan (chairman). Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Gary D. Forsee - Chairman and CEO of Sprint Corporation Overland Park, Kansas as of March 19, 2003 replacing the retiring CEO William Esrey. ...


Robert J. Keegan is also the chief executive officer of the company (since 2002), succeeding Samir G. Gibara. Chief Executive redirects here. ...


Subsidiaries

  • Dunlop Tyres
  • Fierce
  • Lee
  • Sava Tyres (Slovenia)
  • Fulda (Germany)
  • Debica (Poland)

Dunlop Tyres is an international United Kingdom-based company founded in 1888 by John Boyd Dunlop after he invented the modern pneumatic inflatable tyre. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

Corporate Issues

No Firearms Policy

Recently customers have noticed a "no firearms allowed" sign posted on the entrance doors to all Goodyear stores. The official response from the company is as follows:

In an effort to ensure the safety and security of our associates and customers, we have a clear company policy regarding weapons in the workplace. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. prohibits all persons who enter Company property from carrying a handgun, firearm, or prohibited weapon of any kind onto the property regardless of whether the person is licensed to carry the weapon or not. Exceptions apply to on-duty law enforcement personnel. This policy applies to all Company employees, visitors, customers, and contractors on Company property -- including our Company-owned stores. All Company properties have received a decal or sign referencing this policy, and have been instructed to post it.

The policy also restricts off-duty officers of the law from carrying a firearm into the store as well.


Environmental record

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst identified Goodyear as the 25th-largest corporate producer of air pollution in the United States, with roughly 4.16 million lbs of toxins released into the air annually. Major pollutants included sulfuric acid, cobalt compounds, and chlorine. [4] The Center for Public Integrity reports the Goodyear has been named as a potentially responsible party in at least 54 of the nation's Superfund toxic waste sites. [5] The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as UMass Amherst Massachusetts or UMass) is a research and land-grant university in Amherst, Mass. ... Air pollution is the human introduction into the atmosphere of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damage the environment. ... Sulfuric acid, (also known as sulphuric acid) H2SO4, is a strong mineral acid. ... For other uses, see Cobalt (disambiguation). ... General Name, symbol, number chlorine, Cl, 17 Chemical series nonmetals Group, period, block 17, 3, p Appearance yellowish green Standard atomic weight 35. ... The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to producing investigative reporting on public officials, government policy and its effects[1]. // Located in Washington, DC, USA, the Center for Public Integrity produces reports aimed to provide transparent and insightful reporting. ... Checking the status of a cleanup site Superfund is the common name for the United States environmental law that is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675, which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11...


In a February 8, 2008 press release Goodyear introduced the launch of a environmentally friendly tire produced using corn starch-based material. The Goodyear Eagle LS2000 partially replaces the traditional carbon black and silica with filler materials derived from corn starch thanks to "BioTRED compounding technology". The new technology increases the tires "flexibility and resistance to energy loss", which extend the tires life-span and lessen the impact on the environment.[6] Similarly, Goodyear announced on April 22nd, 2008 that it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership. The transport partnership is an attempt between the truck transportation industry and the EPA to reduce air pollution and greenhouse emissions as well as increase energy efficiency. The SmartWay partnership's tractors and trailers will use Goodyear's Fuel Max linehaul tires that increase fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. According to Goodyear and EPA officials "the fuel-efficient line-haul tires deliver up to 4 percent improved truck fuel economy, and when used with other SmartWay-qualified components, each 18- wheel tractor and trailer used in long-haul can produce savings of up to 4,000 gallons per year, or more than $11,000 annually."[7]


Goodyear's plants in Aurangabad and Ballabgarh, India have received recognition for their excellence in energy conservation, efficiency and management with awards from both state and national governments.[8]


Goodyear Products

Automotive

  • Assurance (cars & minivan)
    • TripleTred Technology
    • ComforTred Technology
  • Fortera (suv)
    • Silent Armor Technology
    • TripleTred Technology
  • Wrangler (truck)
    • Silent Armor Technology
    • ProGrade Technology
      • Heavy Duty
  • Eagle (performance)
    • Response Edge
      • Carbon Fiber Technology
  • Nordic (Winter tires)
  • Ultra Grip (winter tires)

Commercial

  • Commercial Truck
    • Fuel Max
    • Duraseal
  • Off The Road Tires
    • Articulated Dump Truck
    • Rigid Haulage Truck
    • Mobile Crane
    • Scaper
    • Port & Container Handling
    • Dozer and Loader
    • Mine Service
    • Motor Grader
  • ATV Tires
    • Rawhide Camo
    • Rawhide MT/R
  • RV Tires
    • Unisteel series (G670RV, G149RSA, G169RSA, G647RSS, G614RST)
    • Wrangler HT (all weather)
    • Marathon (trailer towing)
  • Aviation

Non-Tire Industrial

  • Airsprings
  • Industrial hose
  • Hydraulic products
  • Conveyor belt products
  • Power transmission products
  • Molded Transportation products (vibration control)
  • Rubber Track
  • Isoprene monomer
  • Synthetic rubber for medical applications
  • Synthetic rubber for chewing gum

Isoprene is a common synonym for the chemical compound 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene. ...

See also

Categories: | ...

People

For other persons named Charles Goodyear, see Charles Goodyear (disambiguation). ... Frank Seiberling is an American inventor/founder. ...

Other related topics

The Goodyear Blimp is the collective name for a fleet of blimps operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for advertising purposes and for use as a television camera platform for aerial views of sporting events. ... The Goodyear Inflatoplane was an experimental aircraft made by the Goodyear Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, well known for the Goodyear blimp. ... Goodyear Aerospace Corporation was the aerospace and defence subsidiary of Goodyear. ... The Goodrich Corporation (formerly the B.F. Goodrich Company) (NYSE: GR), based in Charlotte is an American aerospace manufacturing company. ... Bridgestone Corporation ) (TYO: 5108 ) is a Japanese rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi ) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a global company specializing in the design, manufacture and sales of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires, as well as tread rubber and related equipment for the retread industry. ... Avon Rubber plc is a manufacturer of high technology rubber products, principally components for a number of manufacturing sectors; its largest division produces components for the automative sector. ... The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. ... Kumho is a South Korean industrial conglomerate consisting of various business groups, including aviation, finance, construction, transportation, chemical, and tyre manufacture. ... The Hankook Tire group, based in Seoul, South Korea is the seventh largest tire company in the world [1]. Established in 1941 as the Chosun Tire Company, it was renamed Hankook Tire Manufacturing in 1968. ... Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ... Nokian Renkaat (engl. ... Pirelli & C. SpA is a diverse multinational company based in Milan, Italy. ... Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. ... The United States Rubber Company was a rubber manufacturer founded by Charles R. Flint in 1892. ... The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company was founded in Springfield, Ohio by Edwin Kelly and Arthur Grant in 1894. ... Dunlop Tyres is an international United Kingdom-based company founded in 1888 by John Boyd Dunlop after he invented the modern pneumatic inflatable tyre. ...

References

  1. ^ History of DJIA, globalfinancialdata.com
  2. ^ Apodaca, Gene. "One person killed in chemical release", KTRK-DT Houston, abc13.com, 2008-06-11. Retrieved on 2008-06-12. 
  3. ^ James, Eric. "Family expresses frustration after plant blast", KTRK-DT Houston, abc13.com, 2008-06-12. Retrieved on 2008-06-12. 
  4. ^ Political Economy Research Institute Toxic 100 retrieved 14 Aug 2007
  5. ^ Center For Public Integrity Superfund Project retrieved 14 Aug 2007
  6. ^ [www.goodyear.com.au/public/download.jsp?id=1017 "Goodyear Launch Environmentally Friendly Tire With Corn Starch"] February 8, 2008. Accessed May6, 2008
  7. ^ "Goodyear Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership" April 22, 2008. Accessed May 6, 2008
  8. ^ "Energy Conservation" Accessed May 6, 2008

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Trivia

  • In the Japanese anime, Yu Yu Hakusho, the brand of tire is called "Bad Year"
  • In The Naked Gun, Frank Drebin remarks "It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day". Jane Spencer then asks "Goodyear?", to which Frank responds "No, the worst".
  • In the 2007 film Hairspray, in history class, Amber Von Tussle claims that Tracy could get sponsored by Goodyear, referring to her morbid obesity.
  • In the Disney/Pixar movie Cars Lightning McQueen runs on "Lightyear" tires, an obvious reference to Goodyear's long-standing relationship as the sole tire supplier for NASCAR; there's even a Lightyear blimp. The name is also a reference to Toy Story series character, Buzz Lightyear.
  • Goodyear supposedly developed custom tires for the Batmobile for use in one of the recent Batman movies. The tires featured the Batman logo as a tread pattern.
  • Goodyear sponsored Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club from 1986 until 2002. It has a factory located in the City, and until 1994 also had a factory in nearby town, Dudley.
  • In the video game Call of Duty 4, one of the unlockable cheats is called "A Bad Year." When activated, enemies explode into a mass of tires when killed. This is obviously a reference to Goodyear.

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Further reading

  • Richard Korman. The Goodyear Story: An Inventor's Obsession and the Struggle for a Rubber Monopoly (2002)
  • Ronald P. Conlin; "Goodyear Advertising Research: Past, Present and Future" Journal of Advertising Research, Vol. 34, 1994. The real story of Goodyear.

External links


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F1 News - Grandprix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Tires > Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (471 words)
The Goodyear company began producing bicycle tires but soon became involved in the new automobile industry and innovative ideas enabled the company to become the world's biggest tire supplier by 1916.
The company continued to grow in the US through innovative products but in the mid-1960s the company began to expand internationally and decided to enter Grand Prix racing in 1965 and scored its first win with Ritchie Ginther's Honda in the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix.
The company sold off its non-tire businesses and had to borrow nearly $5bn to avert the takeover and with business slow in the 1990s the company took a long time to recover.
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