Goodyear guarantees the highest performance and excellent driving comfort, regardless of weather conditions. Do you appreciate safety but, at the same time, don't want to sacrifice excellent performance due to surface types or the weather? Then Goodyear tyres are the perfect solution for you.
Thanks to the highest quality materials and meticulous checks at every stage of the production process, these tyres have earned the trust of drivers worldwide. This brand's tyres are made using modern technology, and the company's product line is constantly being expanded and perfected. As a result, you will definitely find tyres that perfectly match both your car and your driving style.
Goodyear is not the company's only brand, as Dębica, Dunlop, Fulda and Sava also belong to the group. In addition to tyres, the company also supplies the market with the industrial hoses, conveyor belts, chemical materials and other industrial components.
The American company was named after Charles Goodyear, although he had nothing to do with the company. It was a way of honouring him — Goodyear was an inventor who laid the foundations for the modern rubber industry.
Goodyear's research department obtained dozens of key patents, and not just for the automotive industry. Other examples include a material used in medicine for manufacturing heart valves and artificial joints.
The business credits its financial success in the early 20th century to agreements like the one it had with Henry Ford. Thanks to this agreement, Goodyear tyres appeared on the first mass-produced passenger car, the Ford Model T.
One of the most important symbols of the Goodyear brand is its self-manufactured airships, which are now mainly used for advertising purposes.
Every fifth tyre bought worldwide currently has a winged-foot logo on it or originates from a company belonging to Goodyear.
History of the brand
In ancient Greek mythology, there was a god, Hermes, known for wearing winged sandals. Thanks to their speed, Hermes was able to move from one place to another faster than anyone else. Hundreds of years have passed since then and now the winged sandals have been exchanged for tyres. Don’t get us wrong, however, as Goodyear tyres still come with a winged foot.
The Logo of Goodyear Tyres
A portrait of Goodyear’s founder
The idea of a logo featuring the mythical patron of travellers (as well as the traditional bringer of good news) came from the founder of Goodyear himself, Frank Seiberling. His favourite work of art was a statue of Hermes that stood in his home’s hallway in Akron. The winged foot symbol was first used for the brand in 1901, featuring in an advertisement within the Saturday Evening Post. Today, this mark represents one of the three greatest superpowers of the global tyre industry.
While Hermes may have given the firm its symbol, its name was bequeathed by Charles Goodyear, an American businessman who laid the foundations for the contemporary rubber industry. In 1839, he invented a technology for producing rubber and, 5 years later, he patented a method for its vulcanisation.
In spite of these achievements, Goodyear died in poverty in 1860, but his memory was honoured 4 decades later, in ...