Current Issue
2003
Rank
2002
Rank
Co./HdqsTire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
1 1 Groupe Michelin
# 1
Clermont-Ferrand, France
$*16,150.0 *93.0% $14,425.6 95.0% $*13,425.0 95.0% 2 2 Bridgestone Corp.
# 2
Tokyo, Japan
*14,800.0 *75.0% 13,465.0 *75.0% *12,950.0 *74.0% 3 3 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
# 3
Akron, Ohio
*13,600.0 *86.0% 12,300.0 88.8% *12,470.0 86.7% 4 4 Continental A.G.
#
Hanover, Germany
*5,600.0 *43.0% 4,795.9 44.6% 4,901.0 49.0% 5 5 Pirelli S.p.A.
#
Milan, Italy
3,255.2 43.2% 2,692.7 41.0% 2,530.0 39.0% 6 6 Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.
# 3
Kobe, Japan
2,922.2 75.2% 2,638.4 73.8% 2,598.2 72.7% 7 7 Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.
^
Tokyo, Japan
2,552.0 71.8% 2,354.2 71.7% 2,272.2 71.0% 8 8 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Findlay, Ohio
1,872.9 53.3% 1,714.0 51.9% 1,705.3 54.0% 9 10® Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.
1
Seoul, South Korea
1,595.0 95.3% 1,301.4 87.2% 1,118.9 88.9% 10 Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
^
Osaka, Japan
1,440.4 63.6% 1,306.5 62.4% 1,247.6 61.5% 11 11® Kumho Tire Co. Inc.
Seoul, South Korea
1,356.7 100.0% 1,300.0® 63.7% 1,246.5 60.3% 12 13 Triangle Group Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
765.0 100.0% 629.5 100.0% 525.3 98.1% 13 12 Cheng Shin / Maxxis International
Yuanlin, Taiwan
747.9 100.0% 646.5 100.0% 487.4 96.7% 14 18 Grandtour Tire Pte. Ltd.
5
Singapore
671.0 100.0% 371.3 100.0% 279.2 100.0% 15 15 MRF Ltd.
^
Chennai, India
537.3 94.4% 438.2 95.2% 433.3 95.6% 16 14 Shandong Chengshan Tire Co. Ltd.
Chengshan,China
N.A. -- N.A. -- 519.3 100.0% 17 17 Apollo Tyres Ltd.
^
Kerala, India
496.0 100.0% 416.2® 100.0% 362.3 100.0% >18 16 J.K. Industries Ltd.
^
New Delhi, India
445.0 100.0% 408.2 92.6% 369.4 93.8% >18 19 Nokian Tyres P.L.C.
# 2
Nokia, Finland
*445.0 *75.0% *315.0 *69.0% *285.0 75.3% 20 N.R. Amtel Group
4
Moscow, Russia
390.0 N.A. 350.0 N.A. N.A. -- 21 20 P.T. Gajah Tunggal
1
Jakarta, Indonesia
327.0 100.0% *297.3 *50.0% *265.0 51.0% 22 26 Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd.
6
Hangzhou, China
*325.0 100.0% 236.0 100.0% 249.3 100.0% 23 21 Nizhnekamskshina
Nizhnekamsk, Russia
*320.0 100.0% 279.3 100.0% *250.0 100.0% 24 24 Ceat Ltd.
^
Mumbai, India
318.0 100.0% 288.5® 100.0% 265.8® 100.0% 25 29 BRISA/Bridgestone-Sabanci Tire Mfg.
Izmit,Turkey
298.8 100.0% 227.6 100.0% 215.5 100.0% 26 37 Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd.
7
Jiaozuo, China
290.4 100.0% 164.5 100.0% 127.9 100.0% 27 25 Trelleborg A.B.
Trelleborg, Sweden
*285.0 12.9% *245.0 13.5% 242.2® 14.1% 28 28 Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
270.2 99.1% 229.4 99.0% 179.6 98.0% 29 31 Nexen Tire Corp.
Seoul, South Korea
261.0 99.4% 214.6 98.6% 196.6 95.7% 30 33 Vredestein N.V.
Enschede, The Netherlands
261.0 75.6% 213.0® 74.3% 178.6 65.2% 31 22 Shanghai Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd.
Shanghai, China
N.A. -- 257.1 100.0% 302.3 100.0% 32 23 Qingdao Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
N.A. -- 252.2 100.0% 127.6 100.0% 33 27 Carlisle Companies Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina
250.0 11.9% 230.0 11.7% 180.0 9.7% 34 45 Shandong Linglong Rubber Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
247.4 100.0% 133.8 100.0% N.A. -- 35 30 Qingdao Doublestar Industrial Co. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
N.A. -- 222.0 100.0% 196.5 100.0% 36 N.R. Sime Darby Bhd.
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
220.3 6.0% 207.8® 6.5% N.A. -- 37 40 Matador A.S.
Puchov, Slovakia
*218.0® *57.6% 164.0® 57.5% 161.5 58.0% 38 36 Titan International Inc.
Quincy, Illinois
*195.0 *40.0% *175.0 *38.0% *175.0 *38.0% 39 38 Dunlop Tyres International Pty. Ltd.
Durban, South Africa
190.0 95.7% 161.4 97.1% 150.9 93.0% 40 32 Belshina Belarus Tyre Works
Bobruisk, Belarus
N.A. -- N.A. -- *190.0 *95.0% 41 34 Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd.
Guizhou, China
N.A. -- 187.2 100.0% 157.9 100.0% 42 35 GTY Tire Co.
Mount Vernon, Illinois
181.2 100.0% 180.0® 100.0% 167.0 100.0% 43 39 FATE S.A.I.C.I.
San Fernando, Argentina
172.0 97.0% 159.4 97.0% 156.2 97.0% 44 55 CGS Ceske Gumarenska Spol.
Prague, Czech Republic
168.9 66.0% 127.5® 67.9% 100.4 98.7% 45 48 Marangoni S.p.A.
Verona, Italy
157.1 50.4% 129.9 50.8% 117.8 52.6% 46 50 Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan
150.0 100.0% 125.9 99.7% 106.9 99.0% 47 41 Hwa Fong Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan
149.5 96.9% 142.1 ?? 105.0 92.5% 48 51 Cia. Hulera Tornel S.A. de C.V.
Mexico City, Mexico
144.1 93.7% 142.4® 92.3% *115.0 100.0% 49 52 Federal Corp.
Tao Yuan, Taiwan
143.5 98.8% 124.3 98.7% 104.2 96.7% 50 46 Inoue Rubber Co. Ltd.
Ikeda, Japan
N.A. -- *143.0 -- *136.0 -- 51 44 J.S.C. Omskshina
Omsk, Russia
N.A. -- *135.0 100.0% *125.0 100.0% 52 46 Birla Tyres Ltd.
Orissa, India
N.A. -- 132.3 100.0% 129.3 100.0% 53 49 Yaroslavl Tire Co.
Yaroslavl, Russia
N.A. -- 126.5 97.7% 142.9 97.6% 54 43 Lion Group Bhd.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
125.5 3.6% 136.5 -- 119.5 4.1% 55 53 J.S.C. Dneproshina
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
N.A. -- N.A. -- 120.5 100.0% 56 N.R. Liaoning Long March Tyres Group Co. Ltd.
Liaoning, China
N.A. -- 110.4 100.0% 103.0 100.0% 57 57 Alliance Tire Co. Ltd.
Hadera, Israel
99.7 100.0% 93.5 100.0% 96.0 100.0% 58 58 Dong Feng Tire Group Corp.
Shiyan City/Hubei, China
N.A. -- 91.8 100.0% 66.7 100.0% 59 60t Denman Tire Corp.
Leavittsburg, Ohio
75.0 100.0% 75.0 100.0% 75.0 100.0% 60 62 Kerman Tire & Rubber Co.
Tehran, Iran
N.A. -- 73.6 95.1% 62.5 98.4% 61 63 Double Happiness Tyre Industries Corp. Ltd.
Taiyuan, China
N.A. -- 71.8 100.0% 53.8 100.0% 62 64 Guangzhou Pearl River Rubber Tyre Ltd.
Guangzhou, China
N.A. -- 69.8 100.0% 77.0 100.0% 63 65 Hualin Group Co. Ltd.
Hualin, China
N.A. -- 68.6 100.0% 96.5 100.0% 64 66 Pars Tire Co.
Tehran, Iran
67.4 98.9% 65.2 100.0% N.A. -- 65 67t Specialty Tires of America Inc.
Indiana, Pennsylvania
*65.0 100.0% *65.0 *80.0% *65.0 *80% 66 71 Co. Ecuatoriana del Caucho S.A.
Cuenca, Ecuador
N.A. -- 61.6 97.2% 71.7 100.0% 67 67t Galaxy Tire & Wheel Inc.
Malden, Mass.
56.8 91.6% 65.0 92.8% N.M. -- 68 72 Metro Tyres Ltd.
Ludhiana, India
N.A. -- 50.7 100.0% 52.9 100.0% 69 N.R. Southern Rubber Industry Co.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
49.1 96.5% 36.5 96.0% N.A. -- 70 75 TVS Srichakra Ltd.
Madurai, India
48.5 -- 98.2 97.3% 35.6 98.1% 71 74 Societe Tunisienne des Pneumatiques
Sousse, Tunisia
N.A. -- 48.2 100.0% 52.4 100.0% 72 73 Shandong Zhongce Tyre Co. Ltd.
Shouguang City, China
N.A. -- 48.3 100.0% N.A. -- 73 N.R. General Tyre & Rubber Co. of Pakistan Ltd.
Karachi, Pakistan
43.5 100.0% 30.6 100.0% 36.9 100.0% 74 N.R. Moscow Tyre Co.
Moscow, Russia
N.A. -- N.A. -- *43.0 100.0% 75 N.R. Kavir Tire Co.
Birjand, Iran
N.A. -- 41.0 100.0% N.A. -- Subtotal (rounded) 78,750.0   70,000.0   66,925.0   Others8 *1,500   *1,600   *1,575.0   TOTAL *80,250.0   *71,600   68,500.0  
# = Non-tire revenue from company-owned retail operations excluded.
^ = Fiscal year ends other than Dec. 31.
N.A. = Not available
N.M. = Not meaningful
* = Estimated
® = Revised data
t = Tied.
1 Michelin acquired a 10% stake in Hankook Tire in 2003, and a 10% stake in Gajah Tunggal and a 14.9% stake in Apollo Tyre in 2004.
2 Bridgestone acquired an 18.9% stake in Nokian in 2002.
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 Amtel comprises sales previously reported as Voronezhshina, Kirov Tyre, Krasnoyarsk Tire and Rosava.
5 Formerly Anhui Jia'an Tire Co.Ltd.; acquired Yinchuan Great Wall Tyre in late 2002.
6 These companies are part of China Enterprises Ltd. (formerly China Tire Holdings), but operate autonomously.
7 Formerly Henan Tyre Co. Ltd.
8 Sales for DMIB Bhd and Sime Tyres International Sdn. Bhd. for year ended June 30, 2003; Continental acquired 30% stakes in DMIB and Sime Tyres in October 2003 and increased holding to 51% in March 2004.
9 Parent of Silverstone Tire, Malaysia, and Dong Feng Lion Tyre, China; figure is combined sales for both companies.
10 "Others" represents as many as 100 other companies. The next largest are: Iran Tire Mfg. Co., Iran; Beijing Tyre Factory, China; Dunlop Nigeria Ltd., Nigeria; Sichuan Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., China; Firestone East Africa Ltd., Kenya; and TRENCO, Egypt.
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2004 Global Tire Company Rankings


Updated August 2004
Based on 2003 sales; includes subsidiaries.
(Figures in millions of dollars,
translated at average annual currency exchange rates)
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2003
Rank
2002
Rank
Co./HdqsTire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
1 1 Groupe Michelin
# 1
Clermont-Ferrand, France
$*16,150.0 *93.0% $14,425.6 95.0% $*13,425.0 95.0%
2 2 Bridgestone Corp.
# 2
Tokyo, Japan
*14,800.0 *75.0% 13,465.0 *75.0% *12,950.0 *74.0%
3 3 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
# 3
Akron, Ohio
*13,600.0 *86.0% 12,300.0 88.8% *12,470.0 86.7%
4 4 Continental A.G.
#
Hanover, Germany
*5,600.0 *43.0% 4,795.9 44.6% 4,901.0 49.0%
5 5 Pirelli S.p.A.
#
Milan, Italy
3,255.2 43.2% 2,692.7 41.0% 2,530.0 39.0%
6 6 Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.
# 3
Kobe, Japan
2,922.2 75.2% 2,638.4 73.8% 2,598.2 72.7%
7 7 Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.
^
Tokyo, Japan
2,552.0 71.8% 2,354.2 71.7% 2,272.2 71.0%
8 8 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Findlay, Ohio
1,872.9 53.3% 1,714.0 51.9% 1,705.3 54.0%
9 10® Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.
1
Seoul, South Korea
1,595.0 95.3% 1,301.4 87.2% 1,118.9 88.9%
10 Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
^
Osaka, Japan
1,440.4 63.6% 1,306.5 62.4% 1,247.6 61.5%
11 11® Kumho Tire Co. Inc.
Seoul, South Korea
1,356.7 100.0% 1,300.0® 63.7% 1,246.5 60.3%
12 13 Triangle Group Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
765.0 100.0% 629.5 100.0% 525.3 98.1%
13 12 Cheng Shin / Maxxis International
Yuanlin, Taiwan
747.9 100.0% 646.5 100.0% 487.4 96.7%
14 18 Grandtour Tire Pte. Ltd.
5
Singapore
671.0 100.0% 371.3 100.0% 279.2 100.0%
15 15 MRF Ltd.
^
Chennai, India
537.3 94.4% 438.2 95.2% 433.3 95.6%
16 14 Shandong Chengshan Tire Co. Ltd.
Chengshan,China
N.A. -- N.A. -- 519.3 100.0%
17 17 Apollo Tyres Ltd.
^
Kerala, India
496.0 100.0% 416.2® 100.0% 362.3 100.0%
>18 16 J.K. Industries Ltd.
^
New Delhi, India
445.0 100.0% 408.2 92.6% 369.4 93.8%
>18 19 Nokian Tyres P.L.C.
# 2
Nokia, Finland
*445.0 *75.0% *315.0 *69.0% *285.0 75.3%
20 N.R. Amtel Group
4
Moscow, Russia
390.0 N.A. 350.0 N.A. N.A. --
21 20 P.T. Gajah Tunggal
1
Jakarta, Indonesia
327.0 100.0% *297.3 *50.0% *265.0 51.0%
22 26 Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd.
6
Hangzhou, China
*325.0 100.0% 236.0 100.0% 249.3 100.0%
23 21 Nizhnekamskshina
Nizhnekamsk, Russia
*320.0 100.0% 279.3 100.0% *250.0 100.0%
24 24 Ceat Ltd.
^
Mumbai, India
318.0 100.0% 288.5® 100.0% 265.8® 100.0%
25 29 BRISA/Bridgestone-Sabanci Tire Mfg.
Izmit,Turkey
298.8 100.0% 227.6 100.0% 215.5 100.0%
26 37 Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd.
7
Jiaozuo, China
290.4 100.0% 164.5 100.0% 127.9 100.0%
27 25 Trelleborg A.B.
Trelleborg, Sweden
*285.0 12.9% *245.0 13.5% 242.2® 14.1%
28 28 Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
270.2 99.1% 229.4 99.0% 179.6 98.0%
29 31 Nexen Tire Corp.
Seoul, South Korea
261.0 99.4% 214.6 98.6% 196.6 95.7%
30 33 Vredestein N.V.
Enschede, The Netherlands
261.0 75.6% 213.0® 74.3% 178.6 65.2%
31 22 Shanghai Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd.
Shanghai, China
N.A. -- 257.1 100.0% 302.3 100.0%
32 23 Qingdao Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
N.A. -- 252.2 100.0% 127.6 100.0%
33 27 Carlisle Companies Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina
250.0 11.9% 230.0 11.7% 180.0 9.7%
34 45 Shandong Linglong Rubber Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
247.4 100.0% 133.8 100.0% N.A. --
35 30 Qingdao Doublestar Industrial Co. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
N.A. -- 222.0 100.0% 196.5 100.0%
36 N.R. Sime Darby Bhd.
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
220.3 6.0% 207.8® 6.5% N.A. --
37 40 Matador A.S.
Puchov, Slovakia
*218.0® *57.6% 164.0® 57.5% 161.5 58.0%
38 36 Titan International Inc.
Quincy, Illinois
*195.0 *40.0% *175.0 *38.0% *175.0 *38.0%
39 38 Dunlop Tyres International Pty. Ltd.
Durban, South Africa
190.0 95.7% 161.4 97.1% 150.9 93.0%
40 32 Belshina Belarus Tyre Works
Bobruisk, Belarus
N.A. -- N.A. -- *190.0 *95.0%
41 34 Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd.
Guizhou, China
N.A. -- 187.2 100.0% 157.9 100.0%
42 35 GTY Tire Co.
Mount Vernon, Illinois
181.2 100.0% 180.0® 100.0% 167.0 100.0%
43 39 FATE S.A.I.C.I.
San Fernando, Argentina
172.0 97.0% 159.4 97.0% 156.2 97.0%
44 55 CGS Ceske Gumarenska Spol.
Prague, Czech Republic
168.9 66.0% 127.5® 67.9% 100.4 98.7%
45 48 Marangoni S.p.A.
Verona, Italy
157.1 50.4% 129.9 50.8% 117.8 52.6%
46 50 Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan
150.0 100.0% 125.9 99.7% 106.9 99.0%
47 41 Hwa Fong Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan
149.5 96.9% 142.1 ?? 105.0 92.5%
48 51 Cia. Hulera Tornel S.A. de C.V.
Mexico City, Mexico
144.1 93.7% 142.4® 92.3% *115.0 100.0%
49 52 Federal Corp.
Tao Yuan, Taiwan
143.5 98.8% 124.3 98.7% 104.2 96.7%
50 46 Inoue Rubber Co. Ltd.
Ikeda, Japan
N.A. -- *143.0 -- *136.0 --
51 44 J.S.C. Omskshina
Omsk, Russia
N.A. -- *135.0 100.0% *125.0 100.0%
52 46 Birla Tyres Ltd.
Orissa, India
N.A. -- 132.3 100.0% 129.3 100.0%
53 49 Yaroslavl Tire Co.
Yaroslavl, Russia
N.A. -- 126.5 97.7% 142.9 97.6%
54 43 Lion Group Bhd.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
125.5 3.6% 136.5 -- 119.5 4.1%
55 53 J.S.C. Dneproshina
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
N.A. -- N.A. -- 120.5 100.0%
56 N.R. Liaoning Long March Tyres Group Co. Ltd.
Liaoning, China
N.A. -- 110.4 100.0% 103.0 100.0%
57 57 Alliance Tire Co. Ltd.
Hadera, Israel
99.7 100.0% 93.5 100.0% 96.0 100.0%
58 58 Dong Feng Tire Group Corp.
Shiyan City/Hubei, China
N.A. -- 91.8 100.0% 66.7 100.0%
59 60t Denman Tire Corp.
Leavittsburg, Ohio
75.0 100.0% 75.0 100.0% 75.0 100.0%
60 62 Kerman Tire & Rubber Co.
Tehran, Iran
N.A. -- 73.6 95.1% 62.5 98.4%
61 63 Double Happiness Tyre Industries Corp. Ltd.
Taiyuan, China
N.A. -- 71.8 100.0% 53.8 100.0%
62 64 Guangzhou Pearl River Rubber Tyre Ltd.
Guangzhou, China
N.A. -- 69.8 100.0% 77.0 100.0%
63 65 Hualin Group Co. Ltd.
Hualin, China
N.A. -- 68.6 100.0% 96.5 100.0%
64 66 Pars Tire Co.
Tehran, Iran
67.4 98.9% 65.2 100.0% N.A. --
65 67t Specialty Tires of America Inc.
Indiana, Pennsylvania
*65.0 100.0% *65.0 *80.0% *65.0 *80%
66 71 Co. Ecuatoriana del Caucho S.A.
Cuenca, Ecuador
N.A. -- 61.6 97.2% 71.7 100.0%
67 67t Galaxy Tire & Wheel Inc.
Malden, Mass.
56.8 91.6% 65.0 92.8% N.M. --
68 72 Metro Tyres Ltd.
Ludhiana, India
N.A. -- 50.7 100.0% 52.9 100.0%
69 N.R. Southern Rubber Industry Co.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
49.1 96.5% 36.5 96.0% N.A. --
70 75 TVS Srichakra Ltd.
Madurai, India
48.5 -- 98.2 97.3% 35.6 98.1%
71 74 Societe Tunisienne des Pneumatiques
Sousse, Tunisia
N.A. -- 48.2 100.0% 52.4 100.0%
72 73 Shandong Zhongce Tyre Co. Ltd.
Shouguang City, China
N.A. -- 48.3 100.0% N.A. --
73 N.R. General Tyre & Rubber Co. of Pakistan Ltd.
Karachi, Pakistan
43.5 100.0% 30.6 100.0% 36.9 100.0%
74 N.R. Moscow Tyre Co.
Moscow, Russia
N.A. -- N.A. -- *43.0 100.0%
75 N.R. Kavir Tire Co.
Birjand, Iran
N.A. -- 41.0 100.0% N.A. --
Subtotal (rounded) 78,750.0   70,000.0   66,925.0  
Others8 *1,500   *1,600   *1,575.0  
TOTAL *80,250.0   *71,600   68,500.0  

# = Non-tire revenue from company-owned retail operations excluded.
^ = Fiscal year ends other than Dec. 31.
N.A. = Not available
N.M. = Not meaningful
* = Estimated
® = Revised data
t = Tied.
1 Michelin acquired a 10% stake in Hankook Tire in 2003, and a 10% stake in Gajah Tunggal and a 14.9% stake in Apollo Tyre in 2004.
2 Bridgestone acquired an 18.9% stake in Nokian in 2002.
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 Amtel comprises sales previously reported as Voronezhshina, Kirov Tyre, Krasnoyarsk Tire and Rosava.
5 Formerly Anhui Jia'an Tire Co.Ltd.; acquired Yinchuan Great Wall Tyre in late 2002.
6 These companies are part of China Enterprises Ltd. (formerly China Tire Holdings), but operate autonomously.
7 Formerly Henan Tyre Co. Ltd.
8 Sales for DMIB Bhd and Sime Tyres International Sdn. Bhd. for year ended June 30, 2003; Continental acquired 30% stakes in DMIB and Sime Tyres in October 2003 and increased holding to 51% in March 2004.
9 Parent of Silverstone Tire, Malaysia, and Dong Feng Lion Tyre, China; figure is combined sales for both companies.
10 "Others" represents as many as 100 other companies. The next largest are: Iran Tire Mfg. Co., Iran; Beijing Tyre Factory, China; Dunlop Nigeria Ltd., Nigeria; Sichuan Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., China; Firestone East Africa Ltd., Kenya; and TRENCO, Egypt.