The history of the Slovenian company Sava Tires can be traced back to 1921. Since 1997, the company has been a part of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Since 2004 the concern has gained 100% of Sava’s shares.
The offer includes passenger car tyres, truck tyres, van tyres, as well as tyres dedicated to SUV cars. In Central Europe, Sava is one of the market leaders in truck tyres from economic section. Slovenian products belong to the budget class.
The main production plant is located in Slovenian city Kranj and produces around 8 million tyres per year. Their products are being sold all over the world. Sava employs more than 1 600 people in Europe.
Sava products combine good performance with a reasonable price.
History of the brand
It was almost 90 years ago that the brothers Franc and Peter Sumi, together with Alojz Pirc and Jozko Veber, set up the Atlanta company, trading in rubber goods. Thus was born the predecessor of Sava, today a leading Central European manufacturer of tyres, which following a series of transformations is now part of the Goodyear group.
The logo of Sava tyres
In 1920, in Kranj, now one of the largest cities in Slovenia (then part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes), a meeting took place between four enterprising businessmen with an idea for a joint undertaking. The brothers Franc and Peter Sumi had previously earned a living through trading, as had Jozko Veber from nearby Zali Log, whereas Alojz Pirc was a qualified engineer. The founding quartet began their joint activity with the distribution of various kinds of rubber materials. A few months later they decided to remodel their business to focus on manufacturing. In 1921 Atlanta changed its name to Vulkan, and shortly afterwards began to produce rubber shoe soles, and in time other products as well, including toys, balls and raincoats.
When Vulkan was ten years old, its bosses and founders decided to sell their baby to the Austrian firm Semperit. After that move a new chapter opened in the history of the Slovenian firm. It should be noted that this was just the start of a whole series ...