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2002 Global Tire Company Rankings


Based on 2001 sales. Includes subsidiaries
(Figures in millions of dollars, translated at average annual currency exchange rates)

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No.Co./HeadquartersTire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
1 Groupe Michelin
#1,2
Clermont-Ferrand, France
$*13,425.0 95.0% $*13,200.0 *93% $13,500.0 92%
2 Bridgestone Corp.
#
Tokyo, Japan
*12,950.0 *74.0% *13,750.0 *74% 13,500.0 74%
3 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
#3
Akron, Ohio
*12,470.0 86.7% *12,725.0 *85% 11,515.6 85%
4 Continental A.G.
#
Hanover, Germany
4,900.0 49.0% 4,955.0 53% 4,900.0 *50%
5 Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.
#3,4
Kobe, Japan
2,598.2 72.7% 2,783.0 71% 3,413.8 76%
6 Pirelli S.p.A.
#
Milan, Italy
2,530.0 39.0% 2,600.0 *38% 2,725.2 40%
7 Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.
^
Tokyo, Japan
2,272.2 71.0% 2,514.0 70% 2,408.2 70%
8 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Findlay, Ohio
1,705.3 54.0% 1,802.6 52% 1,557.1 71%
9 Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
^
Osaka, Japan
1,247.6 61.5% 1,322.6 59% 1,254.7 60%
10 Kumho Industrial Co. Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea
1,246.5 60.3% 1,235.0 54% 1,195.0 59%
11 Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.
5
Seoul, South Korea
1,118.9 88.9% 1,208.3® *92% 1,051.1® 92%
12 Shandong Triangle Group Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
525.3 98.1% 403.0 100% 371.2 100%
13 Shandong Chengshan Tire Co. Ltd.
Chengshan,China
519.3 100.0% 470.4 100% 362.3 100%
14 Cheng Shin Rubber Industry Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
487.4 96.7% 496.3 100% 442.7 100%
15 MRF Ltd.
^
Chennai, India
433.3 95.6% 505.6 98% 530.3 98%
16 J.K. Industries Ltd.
^
New Delhi, India
369.4 93.8% 362.0 93% 368.7 93%
17 Apollo Tyres Ltd.
^
Kerala, India
362.3 100.0% 318.3 100% 316.5 100%
18 Trelleborg Industri A.B.
Trelleborg, Sweden
302.7 17.6% 300.0 *20% 300.0 *11%
19 Shanghai Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd.
1
Shanghai, China
302.3 100.0% 406.5 99% 437.0 99%
20 Nokian Tyres P.L.C.
#
Nokia, Finland
*285.0 75.3% 269.0 *73% 240.2 70%
21 Grandtour Tire (Anhui) Co. Ltd.
6
Anhui, China
279.2 100.0% 194.0® 100% 145.0 100%
22 P.T. Gajah Tunggal
Jakarta, Indonesia
*265.0 51.0% 260.0 47% 271.3 97%
23 Nizhnekamskshina
Nizhnekamsk, Russia
*250.0 100.0% 171.0 100% 225.8 100%
24 Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd.
7
Hangzhou, China
249.3 100.0% 193.9 100% 161.5 100%
25 Ceat Tyres Ltd.
^
Mumbai, India
240.8 100.0% 294.5 100% 342.3 100%
26 BRISA/Bridgestone-Sabanci Tire Mfg.
Istanbul, Turkey
215.5 100.0% 240.3 100% 217.3 100%
27 Nexen Tire Corp.
Seoul, South Korea
196.6 95.7% 182.5 100% 162.0 N.A.
28 Qingdao Huaqing Tyre Ind. CO. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
196.5 100.0% 158.4 100% N.A. --
29 Belshina
Bobruisk, Belarus
*190.0 *95.0% 200.0 *95% 210.0 95%
30 Carlisle Companies Inc.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
180.0 9.7% 190.0 11% 145.0 9%
31 Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
179.6 98.0% 179.0 *95% 163.2 93%
32 Vredestein N.V.
Enschede, The Netherlands
178.6 65.2% 177.5 66% 204.5 75%
33 Titan International Inc.
Quincy, Illinois
*175.0 *38.0% 200.0 *37% 235.0 *40%
34 GTY Tire Co.
Mount Vernon, Illinois
167.0 100.0% 180.0 100% 198.0 100%
35 Matador A.S.
Puchov, Slovakia
161.5 58.0% 161.9 60% 160.8 80%
36 Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd.
Guizhou, China
157.9 100.0% 125.0 100% 121.0 100%
37 FATE S.A.I.C.I.
San Fernando, Argentina
156.2 97.0% 157.3 97% 191.9 97%
38 Dunlop Tyres International
Durban, South Africa
150.9 93.0% 115.0 *80% 121.0 *80%
39 Yaroslavl Tire Co.
Yaroslavl, Russia
*145.0 100.0% 150.0 100% 102.6 100%
40 Inoue Rubber Co.
Ikeda, Japan
N.A. -- 130.0 -- 130.0 --
41 Birla Tyres Ltd.
Orissa, India
129.3 100.0% 130.7 100% 130.0 100%
42 Henan Tyre Co. Ltd.
Henan, China
127.9 100.0% 112.1 100% 77.5 100
43 Qingdao Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
127.6 100.0% 135.0 100% 153.0 100%
44 Omskshina
Omsk, Russia
*125.0 100.0% 100.0 100% 66.0 100%
45 J.S.C. Dneproshina
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
N.A. -- 124.0 100% 124.3 100%
46 DMIB Sdn. Bhd.
Selangor, Malaysia
122.4 80.0% 147.8 91% 112.0 87%
47 Marangoni S.p.A.
Verona, Italy
117.8 52.6% 111.5 50% 111.5 48%
>48 Cia. Hulera Tornel S.A. de C.V.
Mexico City, Mexico
*115.0 100.0% 95.0 100% 94.5 100%
>48 Modi Rubber Ltd. ^
Modipuram, India
*115.0 100.0% 139.3 100% 172.3 100%
50 Nankang Rubber Tic Corp. Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan
106.9 99.0% 124.8 99% 123.6 98%
51 C.S.C. Rosava
Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine
106.3 100.0% 90.0 100% 80.5 100%
52 Hwa Fong Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
105.0 92.5% 120.3 95% 125.2 95%
53 Federal Corp.
Taipei, Taiwan
104.2 96.7% 106.6 100% 102.6 99%
54 Mitas A.S.
Prague, Czech Republic
100.4 98.7% 84.4 *47% 62.1 78%
55 Tigar Rubber Products Co.
Pirot, Yugoslavia
*98.0 *85.0% 88.0 *85% 88.0 85%
56 Hualin Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
Hualin, China
96.5 100.0% 80.0 100% 96.0 100%
57 Alliance Tire Co. Ltd.
Hadera, Israel
96.0 100.0% 91.1 100% 94.6 100%
58 Guangzhou (Pearl River) Rubber
Guangzhou, China
77.0 100.0% 50.0 100% 63.0 100%
59 Denman Tire Corp.
Leavittsburg, Ohio
76.0 100.0% 75.0 100% 76.0 100%
60 Yinchuan CSI (Greatwall) Rubber Co. Ltd.
4
Yinchuan, China
74.8 100.0% 79.1 100% 87.9 100%
61 Co. Ecuatoriana del Caucho S.A.
Cuenca, Ecuador
71.7 100.0% 74.5 100% 66.2 100%
62 Dong Feng Tire Group Corp.
Shiyan City/Hubei, China
66.7 100.0% 90.0 N.A. 151.0 N.A.
63 Sime Tyres International Sdn. Bhd.
Kedah, Malaysia
*66.5 100.0% 94.3 100% 87.6 100%
64 Specialty Tires of America Inc.
Indiana, Pennsylvania
*65.0 *80% 65.0 *80% 64.0 *80%
65 Transport & Engineering Co.
Alexandria, Egypt
N.A. -- *65.0 100% 65.0 100%
66 Kirov Tyre Co.
Kirov, Russia
63.5 99.0% 49.4 88% 38.7 100%
67 Kerman Tire & Rubber Co.
Tehran, Iran
62.5 98.4% 58.0 98% 58.0 100%
68 Silverstone Tyre & Rubber Co. Sdn.Bhd. Ltd.
Kamunting, Malaysia
60.2 100.0% 71.2® 100% N.A. --
69 Double Happiness Tyre Industries Corp. Ltd.
7
Taiyuan, China
53.8 100.0% 62.3 100% 59.0 100%
70 Metro Tyres Ltd.
Ludhiana, India
52.9 100.0% *50.0 *90% 49.8 90%
71 Societe Tunisienne des Pneumatiques
Sousse, Tunisia
52.4 100.0% 51.0 100% 56.6 100%
72 Tofan Grup
2
Bucharest, Romania
*50.0 N.A. 150.0 -- 150.0 *90%
73 Iran Tire Mfg. Co.
Saveh, Iran
N.A. -- 45.0 100% 40.0 --
74 Moscow Tyre Co.
Moscow, Russia
*43.0 100.0% 45.0 100% 42.0 100%
75 Govind Rubber Ltd.
8
Ludhiana, India
41.0 100.0% 65.6 100% 61.0 100%
  Subtotal (rounded) 66,950.0   68,265.0   68,165.0  
  Others9 *1,500.0   *1,500.0   1,500  
  TOTAL 68,450.0   69,775.0   69,665.0  

# non-tire revenue from company-owned retail operations excluded
^ fiscal year ends other than Dec. 31
N.A. not available
N.R. not ranked ® revised from previous table
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 Michelin acquired two of Tofan Grup's three factories, in April 2001
3 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
4 Starting with fiscal 2000, Ohtsu Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.'s sales are incorporated with Sumitomo Rubber's
5 Hankook's sales for 2000 and 1999 are revised, to reflect the consolidation of its Chinese ventures
6 formerly Anhui Jia'an Tire Co.Ltd.
7 These companies are part of China Enterprises Ltd. (formerly China Tire Holdings), but operate autonomously
8 Govind Rubber reportedly ceased production during the second half of 2002; current status unknown
9 'Others' represents as many as 100 other companies. The next largest are: Beijing Tyre Factory, China; Dong Feng Lion Tyre, China; Weida (Wuxi) Rubber Group Co. Ltd., China; Voltyre, Russia; General Tyre & Rubber Co. of Pakistan Ltd., Pakistan; Firestone East Africa, Kenya; Guilin Tire Co., China; Jiangsu Tyre Factory, China; Barnaul Tire, Russia.