Goodyear is one of the world’s leading tyre companies with operations in most regions of the world and one of the most recognized brand names. Together with its U.S. and international subsidiaries, Goodyear develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes tyres for most applications. It also manufactures and markets rubber-related chemicals for various applications.
Goodyear manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world. Goodyear tyre production in New Zealand 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.