Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Frank Seiberling in 1898 in Akron, Ohio – USA. The company is named after the inventor of vulcanized rubber – Charles Goodyear. The tires produced and offered under the Goodyear brand became more and more sought after and popular, and in 1926 the brand conquered the world, becoming the largest manufacturer of this type of product. Today, Goodyear is one of the most sought-after and recognizable tire brands in the world. The brand offers a full range of high quality tires for cars, racing cars, SUVs, light trucks, industrial vehicles and aircraft. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has 50 manufacturing plants in 22 countries where it produces the full range of tires for all types of vehicles. Over the years, the Goodyear family has been joined by a number of companies such as Dunlop, Sava, Debica, Fulda and Kelly. Quite frankly, it can be said that Goodyear is synonymous with quality and safety.