Who owns which tyre brands?

The tyre industry is a confusing business. Historically there were the big 3 brands that people nearly always purchased but recently there have been a number of mergers and new budget brands sprouting.

We thought it would be useful to post a consolidated list of who owns who in the tyre industry (for our reference as much as yours!) so here is our handy list of the market.

Michelin - France

Worlds number one tyre manufacturer. Own the brands Michelin, BF Goodrich, Kleber, Uniroyal* and Riken.

Bridgestone - Japan

One of the original big three. Own the brands Bridgestone, Firestone, Daytona and Europa.

Goodyear Dunlop - USA

Goodyear recently merged with Dunlop to form one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world. Own the brands Dunlop, Goodyear, Fulda, Falken and Kelly.

Yokohama - Japanese

A brand in themselves, Yokohama claim to be the 7th biggest manufacturer in the world.

Pirelli - Italy

Pirelli claim to be the 5th largest tyre manufacturer in the world. Most of it's retail is through the Pirelli brand but have more recently released the Ceat and Courier brands.

Cooper Tyre - USA

Cooper recently bought the Avon brand. They now own Cooper, Avon and Mastercraft.

Continental - Germany

Owns Continental, Uniroyal*, General Tyre, Gislaved and Semperit.

Toyo - Japan

Toyo are one of the newer budget performance tyres to market. Formed many partnerships around the globe.

Kumho - Korea

Kumho is also a budget road tyre with a strong sporting range.

Apollo - India

Apollo now own Vredestein.

* To add to confusion Uniroyal is Continental owned in Europe and Michelin owned in USA

This article will be continuously updated as we find more information


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