Tire Manufacturers and Their North American Headquarters

Tire manufacturing remains an important business in the United States. However, international competition has curtailed the influence of America’s largest producers. Indeed, through mergers and acquisitions, the landscape has most certainly changed, with the largest manufacturers headquartered abroad.

Nevertheless, the U.S. consumer market remains an ideal place for tire manufacturers to sell their wares. Goodyear remains the largest of the U.S. companies, while foreign-based operators Michelin and Bridgestone outsell it globally. That said, key “foreign” manufacturers maintain headquarters in the U.S. along with production facilities.

Michelin Man
Michelin Man in an earlier form.

8 Tire Manufacturers

The following is our list of the largest producers in the world along with their North American addresses, brands, and key details about each.

Michelin North America Headquarters

Address: 1 Parkway South
Greenville, SC 29615

Website: https://www.michelinman.com/

Phone: (864) 458-5000

Brands: Michelin, Kleber, Uniroyal-Goodrich, SASCAR, and Camso

Did You Know? The Michelin mascot has a name and he is Bibendum or “Bib” for short. Most certainly, his look has changed through the years, but for more than 125 years he has represented the brand in one form or another.

Bridgestone Americas Corporate Headquarters

200 4th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201

Website: https://bridgestoneamericas.com/

Phone: 615-937-1000

Brands: Bridgestone, Firestone, Bandag, CFNA, GCR, Azuga

Did You Know? The Bridgestone name is derived from the Japanese word Ishibashi. “Ishi” stands for stone and “Bashi” means the bridge. Notably, the company is nicknamed after its originator Shojiro Ishibashi who established the firm in 1931.

Goodyear Global Headquarters

200 Innovation Way
Akron, OH 44316

Website: https://www.goodyear.com/

Phone: (330) 796-2121

Brands: Goodyear, Dunlop, Fulda, Sava, and Debica

Did You Know? The first advertisement involving the Wingfoot trademark was published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1901. The “wingfoot” is from the mythical character, Mercury (or Hermes in Greek), who was the “god” of trade and commerce.

Goodyear Blimp
The iconic Goodyear blimp, an iconic airship.

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC

1830 MacMillan Park Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29707

Website: https://continentaltire.com/

Phone: (704) 583-3900

Brands: Continental, Uniroyal, Semperit, Barum, General Tire, Viking, Gislaved, Mabor, Matador, and Sportiva

Did You Know? Continental reached a significant milestone in 2021 when they celebrated their 150th anniversary. This German tire manufacturer is credited with developing and producing the first automotive pneumatic tires with a plain tread in 1898. Six years later, they were the first manufacturer to develop grooved tires for automobiles.

Sumitomo Rubber Industries

8656 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Website: https://www.falkentire.com/

Phone: (800) 723-2553

Brands: Sumitomo, Dunlop, Falken Tire, and Ohtsu Tire

Did You Know? Sumitomo shares the Dunlop brand with Goodyear. In North America, the Dunlop name is ascribed to new cars from non-Japanese makes. On the other hand, Japanese models and motorcycles may sport Dunlop tires made by Sumitomo.

Pirelli Tire North America

100 Pirelli Drive
Rome, GA 30161

Website: http://www.pirelli.com/global/en-ww/homepage

Phone: (706) 368-5800

Brands: Pirelli

Did You Know? The Pirelli Calendar is published annually. Typically, it features renowned actresses and fashion models. The calendar also showcases the work of numerous fashion photographers.

Porsche 997 GT3 R.
Hankook Tires uphold this Porsche 997 GT3 R.

Hankook Tire America Corporation

AT&T Building, 333 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201

Website: https://www.hankooktire.com/us/

Phone: (615) 432-0700

Brands: Hankook, Kinergy, Dynapro, Winter l’cept

Did You Know? Initially established as the “Chosun Tire Company,” it was later renamed Hankook in 1968. Both names pay tribute to Korea’s history. The former is an ancient kingdom that spanned five centuries, while Hankook means “South Korea.”

Yokohama Tire Corporation

1 MacArthur Place, #800
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Website: https://www.yokohamatire.com/

Phone: (800) 423-4544

Brands: Yokohama, ADVAN

Did You Know? Yokohama operates two manufacturing plants in the U.S. The company also has a research and development center in North Carolina.

Tire Manufacturing

Tire manufacturing remains a significant business worldwide. In the U.S., tens of millions of tires are produced annually to outfit new vehicles and as replacement tires. For consumers, deals abound in one of the most competitive markets anywhere.

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frankieleon from Belgium, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons (Goodyear Blimp)

Morio, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons (Porsche 997 GT3)

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Matt Keegan is a journalist, media professional, and owner of this website. He has an extensive writing background and has covered the automotive sector continuously since 2004. When not driving and evaluating new vehicles, Matt enjoys spending his time outdoors.

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