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About Us

Whether it has been winning over 350 Grand Prix races or being the first tyre used on the moon, Goodyear is famous world over for being at the forefront of tyre technology. With just 13 workers, Goodyear production began on November 21, 1898, with a product line of bicycle and carriage tyres, horseshoe pads and poker chips.

Since the first bicycle tyre in 1898, Goodyear pedaled its way toward becoming the world's largest tyre company, a title it earned in 1916 when it adopted the slogan "More people ride on Goodyear tyres than on any other kind," becoming the world's largest rubber company in 1926. Today, Goodyear measures sales in excess of $15 billion, the company has more than 85,000 associates worldwide and manufactures in more than 85 facilities in 28 countries. And to think it all began in a converted strawboard factory on the banks of the Little Cuyahoga River in Akron, Ohio.

Goodyear established its New Zealand operations in 1917 and has been providing quality tyres and expertise to Kiwis ever since. Originally imported, Goodyear tyre production started in 1949 with a manufacturing agreement with Dunlop to produce Goodyear brand tyres in their new Upper Hutt plant. That production agreement continued through to April 1987 when Dunlop and Goodyear entered into a 50/50 joint venture named South Pacific Tyres. Goodyear then took full ownership in January 2006.

The Goodyear range incorporates technology and advances in tyre design gathered from Goodyear's various research and development teams located around the world. You can feel confident that there is a Goodyear tyre of the highest quality to suit your individual needs and should be the tyre you choose first every time.