Goodyear of animals & Rubber company
the Goodyear of animals & Rubber company is an US-American tire company.
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was created beginning in
Ohio the Goodyear of animals & Rubber company of the two ethnic Germans brothers franc and Charles Seiberling. In the year 1898 the 38-jährige franc Seiberling, one of nine children of an inventor and a repeated owner of patent, bought in Akron in the Federal State Ohio a shut down factory.
Soon thereafter its brother Charles entered into the enterprise. They decided for the production of india rubber and designated their enterprise after the discoverer of the Vulkanisation and founder of the modern Gummindustrie, the American inventor Charles Goodyear. Among the first products, which manufactured at the beginning of 13 coworkers of the Goodyear animals & Rubber company, rubberizing certifications ranked such as delete hoses, Pokerchips or horseshoe documents and tires for bicycles or Kutschen.
primacy with tires at the beginning of the last century increasingly. 1901 produced Goodyear the first motor-car tires and bereifte the racing cars of the young Henry Ford. Already soon over 600 coworkers jerky business times had to project, but innovations like new universal rims or a tire manufacturing machine in the year 1904 let the difficulties project Goodyear.
In the year 1916 Goodyear the largest tire manufacturer became world-wide - and defended this position until 1990. Likewise 1916 began the company to develop running tires for the engine haven. 1919 drove all winners the most important automobile running of the USA with them. After a long break Goodyear took in that 50's-year the commitment for racing and produced annually several to hundredthousand tires for running in all engine haven classes world-wide. Until 1998 the enterprise was also in the formula 1 tire partner of teams such as Williams, Ferrari, Benetton or Jordan.
Goodyear & the competition
- the Goodyear of animals & Rubber company with the marks Goodyear, Fulda, Dunlop, falcon, Pneumant, Kelly Springfield, South Pacific, Sava, Debica
- of the Continental company with the marks Continental (passenger car, truck), Semperit (passenger car), Uniroyal, general of animals, Gislaved, Viking, Mabor
- Trelleborg Wheel of system with the marks Trelleborg, Pirelli agricultural tire, Bergougnan, monarch, Rota
- the Czech Rubber Group with the marks Barum agricultural tire, Mitas agricultural tire, Euzkadi agricultural tire, Continental agricultural tire, Semperit agricultural tire
international large-scale enterprise
The recession in the early 20's-years made also Goodyear to create, and the brothers Seiberling had to leave their enterprise in favor of new high-level personnel. As also after the world economic crisis of 1929 Goodyear recovered however and became 1926 the india rubber producer leading world-wide.
The enterprise concentrated soon on the global sales market. 1910 were built the first manufacturing work outside of the USA, in Canada, based starting from 1912 selling addresses and factories in numerous European countries and in Australia , South Africa and South America.
1927 opened the first European tire work of the enterprise in England. In the 30's-years from the maturing and rubber factory of the brothers Seiberling had become a multinational large concern: 1939 about possessed Goodyear sieved factories and cotton and india rubber plan days, 18 subsidiaries and 37 addresses outside of the USA, 18,000 of the 46,000 coworkers were abroad busy. 1957 was it 30 works in 23 countries.
expansion in Europe
as into the 1950er-Jahren the mass motorizing continued to begin, expanded Goodyear also on the important European growth market. 1954 were created the German Goodyear GmbH, which bought up 1961 the rubber works Fulda. Five years later were put the foundation-stones of the tire work in Philipps castle. It became the largest work outside of the USA. 1957 created the Goodyear company a technical center in Luxembourg, in order to develop tires, which correspond to the needs of the European drivers.
did not only manufacture other business fields the enterprise: World-famous is also the Goodyear Blimps, whereby the majority of the produced airships for the US Navy was built. Goodyear contributed crucially to the development of synthetic india rubber. During the Second World War the enterprise airplanes produced. Into the 50ern one built airships for US Navy, 1969 and 1971 products for the Apollo - for moon missions was supplied (brakes, floating cushion, tire for a transport vehicle).
heights and depths
1976 Goodyear market leader in things radial ply tyres , which had increasingly become generally accepted into the 70ern , became. In the 80's-years the globalization in the tire industry increased, the main competitors of Goodyear was Michelin and Bridgestone.
1986 came the company into difficulties, when the British billionaire Sir Goldsmith planned a hostile takeover. This could be prevented after long fight, but Goodyear was forced to restructuring and had to separate from individual divisions like air and space travel.
In the 90's-years the enterprise experienced again an upswing. The company expands since then further, e.g. after Eastern Europe and 1993 to China. Goodyear maintains about 90 works in 27 countries. By a joint venture with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., among other things the tire mark Dunlop belonged, employs Goodyear now more than 100,000 coworkers. Are produced world-wide in different product rows also gulf and tennis balls, shoes, colors or toy - beside the mandatory tires like the EMT in such a way specified (Extended Mobility Technology), a breakdown-safe tire, or complete yearly tire.