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2001 Global Tire Company Rankings


Based on 2000 sales. Includes subsidiaries
(Figures in millions of dollars, translated at average annual currency exchange rates)

 200019991998
No.Co./HeadquartersTire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
1 Bridgestone Corp.
#
Tokyo, Japan
$*13,750.0 *74% $*13,500.0 74% $ *12,634.8 *74%
2 Groupe Michelin#1,
#1,5
Clermont-Ferrand, France
*13,200.0 *93% 13,500.0 92% *12,916.3 *93%
3 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.#
#2
Akron, Ohio
*12,725.0 *85% 11,515.6 85% 11,311.0 85%
4 Continental A.G.
#
Hanover, Germany
4,955.0 53% *4,900.0 *50% *4,334.0 *58%
5 Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd#2
#23
Kobe, Japan
2,783.0 71% 3,413.8 76% *3,750.0 *75%
6 Pirelli S.p.A.
#
Milan, Italy
*2,600.0 *38% 2,725.2 40% 3,005.8 49%
7 Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.
^
Tokyo, Japan
2,514.0 70% 2,408.2 70% 2,193.5 70%
8 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Findlay, Ohio
1,802.6 52% 1,557.1 71% 1,447.4 77%
9 Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
^
Osaka, Japan
1,322.6 59% 1,254.7 60% 1,120.2 60%
10 Kumho Industrial Co. Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea
1,235.0 54% 1,195.0 59% 965.5 *91%
11 Hankook Tire Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea
1,065.0 *92% 986.7 92% *905.0 *94%
N.R. Ohtsu Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
3
Osaka, Japan
*755.0 *81% 732.5 81% 616.1 83%
12 MRF Ltd.^
Chennai, India
505.6 98% 530.3 98% 537.7 98%
13 Cheng Shin Rubber Industry Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
496.3 100% 442.7 100% 497.5 100%
14 Shandong Chengshan Tire Co. Ltd.
Chengshan,China
470.4 100% 362.3 100% 326.2 N.A.
15 Shanghai Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd.
1
Shanghai, China
406.5 99% 437.0 99% 461.7 99%
16 Shandong Triangle Group Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
403.0 100% 371.2 100% 330.9 100%
17 J.K. Industries Ltd.
^
New Delhi, India
362.0 93% 368.7 93% 357.7 91%
18 Apollo Tyres Ltd.
^
Kerala, India
318.3 100% 316.5 100% *281.0 100%
19 Trelleborg Industri A.B.
Trelleborg, Sweden
*300.0 *20% *300.0 *11% *245.0 *25%
20 Ceat Tyres Ltd.
^
Mumbai, India
294.5 100% 342.3 100% *295.0 92%
21 Nokian Tyres Ltd.
#
Nokia, Finland
*269.0 *73% 240.2 70% 226.6 81%
22 P.T. Gajah Tunggal
Jakarta, Indonesia
*260.0 47% 271.3 97% 199.0 99%
23 BRISA/Bridgestone-Sabanci TIre Mfg.
Istanbul, Turkey
240.3 100% 217.3 100% 273.3 100%
24 Titan International Inc.
Quincy, Illinois
*200.0 *37% *235.0 *40% *265.0 *40%
25 Belshina
Bobruisk, Belarus
N.A. -- 210.0 95% 228.0 93%
26 Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd.
4
Hangzhou, China
193.9 100% 161.5 100% N.A. --
27 Carlisle Companies Inc.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
*190.0 11% *145.0 9% *132.0 9%
28 Nexen Tire Corp.
Seoul, South Korea
182.5 100% 162.0 N.A. 147.0 98%
29 GTY Tire Co.
Mount Vernon, Illinois
180.0 100% 198.0 100% 188.0 100%
30 Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
*179.0 *95% 163.2 93% 146.6 95%
31 Vredestein N.V.
Enschede, The Netherlands
*177.5 66% 204.5 75% 210.1 75%
32 Nizhnekamskshina
Nizhnekamsk, Russia
171.0 100% 225.8 100% 329.0 100%
33 Matador A.S.
Puchov, Slovakia
161.9 60% 160.8 80% 166.2 82%
34 Anhui Jia'an Tire Co. Ltd.
Anhui, China
*160.0 100% *145.0 100% 65.6 100%
35 FATE S.A.I.C.I.
San Fernando, Argentina
157.3 97% 191.9 97% 232.4 97%
36 Yaroslavl Tire Co.
Yaroslavl, Russia
*150.0 100% 102.6 100% *110.0 100%
37 Tofan Grup
5
Bucharest, Romania
N.A. -- *150.0 *90% *180.0 *90%
38 DMIB Sdn. Bhd.
^
Selangor, Malaysia
147.8 91% 112.0 87% 110.3 89%
39 Modi Rubber Ltd.
^
Modipuram, India
139.3 100% 172.3 100% 219.1 100%
40 Qingdao Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
*135.0 100% *153.0 100% 136.6 100%
41 Birla Tyres Ltd.
Orissa, India
130.7 100% *130.0 100% 142.8 100%
42 Inoue Rubber Co.
Ikeda, Japan
N.A. -- *130.0 N.A. N.A. --
43 Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd.
Guizhou, China
*125.0 100% *121.0 100% 116.4 100%
44 Nankang Corp.
Taipei, Taiwan
124.8 99% 123.6 98% 119.2 99%
45 Dneproshina
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
N.A. -- 124.3 100% 215.8 100%
46 Hwa Fong Rubber Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
120.3 95% 125.2 95% *150.0 100%
47 Dunlop Africa Ltd.6
Durban, South Africa
*115.0 *80% *121.0 *80% 141.0 70%
48 Marangoni S.p.A.
Verona, Italy
111.5 50% 111.5 48% *128.4 *55%
49 Federal Corp.
Taipei, Taiwan
106.6 100% 102.6 99% 88.9 99%
50 Liaoning Tyres Group Co. Ltd.
Liaoning, China
103.5 100% *54.5 100% *92.5 100%
51 Omskshina
Omsk, Russia
*100.0 100% 66.0 100% 84.0 100%
52 Cia. Hulera Tornel S.A. de C.V.
Mexico City, Mexico
N.A. -- 94.5 100% 87.4 100%
53 Sime Tyres International Sdn. Bhd.
Kedah, Malaysia
94.3 100% 87.6 100% 87.8 100%
54 Alliance Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
Hadera, Israel
91.1 100% 94.6 100% 114.0 100%
55t Dong Feng Tire Group Corp.
Shiyan City/Hubei, China
*90.0 N.A. *151.0 N.A. *139.0 N.A.
55t Rosava
Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine
*90.0 100% 80.5 100% 186.2 100%
57 Tigar Rubber Products
Pirot, Yugoslavia
N.A. -- 88.0 85% 88.0 85%
58 Mitas A.S.
Prague, Czech Republic
84.4 *47% 62.1 78% 75.3 100%
59 Hualin Group Co. Ltd.
Hualin, China
*80.0 100% *96.0 100% 139.1 100%
60 Yinchuan CSI (Greatwall) Rubber Co. Ltd.
4
Yinchuan, China
79.1 100% 87.9 100% 136.9 100%
61 Denman Tire Corp.
Leavittsburg, Ohio
75.0 100% 76.0 100% 70.0 100%
62 Co. Ecuatoriana del Caucho
Cuenca, Ecuador
74.5 100% 66.2 100% 71.7 95%
63 Jiangxi Tyres
Jiangxi, China
N.A. -- *67.0 100% *58.0 100%
64 Govind Rubber Ltd.
Ludhiana, India
65.6 100% 61.0 100% 68.4 100%
65 Specialty Tires of America Inc.
Indiana, Pennsylvania
*65.0 *80% *64.0 *80% *60.0 79%
66 Transport & Engineering Co.
Alexandria, Egypt
N.A. -- *65.0 100% N.A. --
67 Henan Tire Plant
Jiao Zuo, China
63.8 N.A. *62.0 N.A. *64.0 N.A.
68 Double Happiness Tyre Industries Corp. Ltd.
4
Taiyuan, China
62.3 100% 59.0 100% N.A. --
69 Kerman Tire & Rubber
Tehran, Iran
N.A. -- 58.0 100% 42.1 94%
70 Societe Tunisienne des Pneumatiques
Sousse, Tunisia
51.0 100% 56.6 100% 61.7 100%
71 Guangzhou (Pearl River) Rubber
Guangzhou, China
*50.0 100% *63.0 100% 60.0 100%
72 Metro Tyres Ltd.
Ludhiana, India
N.A. -- 49.8 90% 47.3 88%
73t Iran Tire Mfg. Co.
Saveh, Iran
45.0 100% N.A. -- N.A. --
73t Moscow Tyre Works
Moscow, Russia
*45.0 100% *42.0 100% 65.8 100%
75 Beijing Tyre Factory
Beijing, China
*40.0 100% *153.0 100% *125.0 100%
  Subtotal (rounded) 68,100.0   67,800.0   65,600  
  Others7 *1,500.0   1,500.0   1,500  
  TOTAL 69,600.0   69,300.0   67,100.0  

# non-tire revenue from company-owned retail operations excluded
^ fiscal year ends other than Dec. 31
N.R. Not Ranked
RV Revised
N.A. Not Available
1 Michelin formed a 70/30 joint venture with Shanghai Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., in June 2001, taking over Shanghai's Tsen Tai plant
2 Goodyear and Sumitomo operate 75/25 joint ventures in North America and western Europe, incorporating Sumitomo's Dunlop
tire activities in those regions; Goodyear's sales include results of South Pacific Tyres in Australia/New Zealand
3 Starting with fiscal 2000, Ohtsu Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.'s sales are incorporated with Sumitomo Rubber's
4 These companies are part of China Enterprises Ltd. (formerly China Tire Holdings), but operate autonomously
5 Michelin acquired two of Tofan Grup's three factories, in April 2001
6 Dunlop Africa "de-consolidated" Dunlop Zimbabwe in fiscal 2000; 1999 results revised to reflect the change
7 Others comprises the results of more than 75 companies; the next largest are: Dong Feng Lion Tyre, Wuhan, China; Xiamen Rubber Factory, Wuhan, China; Silverstone Tire & Rubber Co. Sdn. Bhd. Ltd., Kamunting, Malaysia; Weida (Wuxi) Rubber Group Ltd., Wuxi, China; Voltyre, Vokzhsky, Russia; Kirov Tire Co., Kirov, Russia; General Tire Morocco, Casablanca, Morocco; General Tyre Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan; Guilin Tire Co., Guilin, China;