Current Issue
T = Revised from previous report.
* = Estimated.
t = Tied.
1 = 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.
2 = Goodyear and Sumitomo operate 75/25 joint ventures in North America and western Europe, incorporating Sumitomo's Dunlop tire activities in those regions.
3 = Continental sold its OTR plant in Bryan, Ohio, (approx. $125m sales) to Titan International Inc. during the 3rd quarter 2006
4 = Comprises Anhui Jia'an Tire Co. Ltd., Yinchuan Great Wall Tyre, Anhui Kaiyuan Tire, Hualin Tire, Anhui Primewell Tire and GT Fujian; also known as Grandtour Tire
5 = Incorporates Omsk Tyre, Yaroslavl Tyre, Voltyre & Ural Tyres, all previously listed separately
6 = Apollo bought Dunlop Tyres International during the 2nd quarter 2006
7 = Amtel comprises sales previously reported as Voronezhshina, Kirov Tyre, Krasnoyarsk Tire and Rosava; Amtel acquired Vredestein N.V. (No. 37) in Q2, '05; Vredestein's sales are for the period prior to being acquired
8 = These companies are part of China Enterprises Ltd. (formerly China Tire Holdings), but operate autonomously
9 = Majority ownership acquired by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., 4th quarter 2005; now operating as Cooper Chengshan (Shandong)
10 = Formerly Galaxy Tire Inc; Galaxy merged in late 2005 with Dynamic Tire Corp. of Canada to create GPX; GPX acquired MaineTire and Hebei Tyre Co. in 2006
11 = 'Others' represents as many as 100 other companies. The next largest are: Co. Ecuatoriana del Caucho S.A., Ecuador; Xinjiang Kunlun Tire Co. Ltd., China; Sameer Africa Ltd. (ex-Firestone East Africa), Kenya; Changchun Tire Co. Ltd.; Pars Tire Co., Iran; Dong Feng Tire Group, China; Kavir Tire Co., Iran; Dunlop Nigeria Ltd., Nigeria; Poddar Tyres Ltd., India
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2006 Global Tire Company Rankings


Updated August 2006
Based on 2005 sales. Includes subsidiaries.
(Figures in millions of dollars, translated at average annual currency exchange rates)
 200520042003
2005

Rank
2004

Rank
Company/HdqTire
Sales
% of
total
corp.
sales
Tire
Sales
% of
total
corp.
sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp.
sales
   
$   $   $  
1 2 Bridgestone Corp. #
Tokyo, Japan
*18,333.0 *75.0% *16,750.0 *75.0% *14,800.0 *75.0%
2 1 Group Michelin #
Clermont-Ferrand, France
17,920.0 92.5% 17,888.2 91.7% *16,150.0 *93.0%
3 3 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. # 1 2
Akron, Ohio
*17,500.0 *89.0% *16,500.0T *82.5% *13,600.0 *86.0%
4 4 Continental A.G. # 3
Hanover, Germany
*6,350.0 *37.0% *6,100.0 *39.0% *5,600.0 *43.0%
5 5 Pirelli S.p.A. #
Milan, Italy
4,513.0 79.9% 4,043.5 49.5% 3,255.2 43.2%
6 6 Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. # 1
Kobe, Japan
3,616.4 77.6% 3,150.0 75.7% 2,922.2 75.2%
7 7 Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. ^
Tokyo, Japan
2,965.8 74.3% 2,863.8 73.3% 2,552.0 71.8%
8 9 Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea
2,477.5 87.0% 1,902.5 93.4% 1,595.0 95.3%
9 8 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Findlay, Ohio
2,155.2 100.0% 2,081.6 100.0% 1,872.9 53.3%
10 11 Kumho Tire Co. Inc.
Seoul, South Korea
1,911.4 99.5% 1,562.0 99.5% 1,406.0 100.0%
11 10 Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. ^
Osaka, Japan
1,773.0 66.8% 1,618.1 64.4% 1,440.4 63.6%
12 13 Cheng Shin / Maxxis International
Yuanlin, Taiwan
1,170.7 97.8% 983.8 100.0% 747.9 100.0%
13 12 GITI Tire Co. 4
Singapore / China
1,154.0 100.0% 1,045.0 100.0% 671.0 100.0%
14 14 Triangle Group Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
980.0 100.0% 910.9 100.0% 765.0 100.0%
15 15 MRF Ltd. ^
Chennai, India
752.7 95.6% 640.0 95.2% 537.3 94.4%
16 17 Nokian Tyres P.L.C. #
Nokia, Finland
*750.0 *70.5% *650.0T *77.0% *445.0 *75.0%
17 21 Sibur-Russkie Shiny 6
Moscow, Russia
730.0 100.0% 470.0 100.0% N.A.
18 16 Apollo Tyres Ltd. ^ 6
Kerala, India
682.3 100.0% 588.4 100.0% 496.0 100.0%
19 24 Shanghai Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
637.2 100.0% 416.1 100.0% 313.5 100.0%
20 25 Shandong Linglong Rubber Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
612.3 100.0% 389.5 100.0% 247.4 100.0%
21 22 Amtel-Vredestein N.V. 7
Moscow, Russia
573.0 84.2% 403.0 83.5% 390.0 N.A.
22 20 J.K. Industries Ltd. ^
New Delhi, India
543.2 100.0% 498.0 100.0% 445.0 100.0%
23 18 Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd. 8
Hangzhou, China
N.A. 508.6 *80.0% *325.0 100.0%
24 19 Shandong Chengshan Tire Co. Ltd. 9
Chengshan, China
*500.0 100.0% 503.2 100.0% N.A.
25 36 Nexen Tire Corp.
Seoul, South Korea
467.7 99.9% 299.0 99.9% 261.0 99.4%
26 28 Ceat Ltd. ^
Mumbai, India
464.1 99.0% 363.5 100.0% 318.0 100.0%
27 23 Nizhnekamskshina
Nizhnekamsk, Russia
437.0 100.0% 430.0 100.0% 330.6T 98.9%
28 30 Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd.
Jiaozuo, China
*435.0 100.0% 339.5 100.0% 290.4 100.0%
29 26 BRISA / Bridgestone-Sabanci Tire Mfg.
Izmit, Turkey
432.2 99.6% 375.6 99.5% 298.8 99.5%
30 27 P.T. Gajah Tunggal
Jakarta, Indonesia
414.5 84.0% 368.0 84.0% 347.0 *85.0%
31 62t GPX International Tire Corp. 10
Malden, Mass.
395.0 98.8% 266.0T 98.2% 56.8 91.6%
32 29 Qingdao Doublestar Industrial Co. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
377.7 100.0% 343.2 100.0% 271.4 100.0%
33 38 Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd.
Guizhou, China
366.5 100.0% 275.5 100.0% 233.9 100.0%
34 32 Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
353.0 99.0% 321.3 99.1% 270.2 99.1%
35 40 Matador A.S.
Puchov, Slovakia
335.5 66.5% 261.7 72.5% *218.0T *57.6%
36 34 Trelleborg A.B.
Trelleborg, Sweden
*330.0 10.2% *305.0 9.8% *285.0 12.9%
37 35 Carlisle Companies Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina
320.0 14.5% 300.0 13.5% 250.0 11.9%
38 33 South China Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
Guangzhou City, China
N.A. 309.0 100.0% 217.0 100.0%
39 48 JSC Belshina Belarus Tyre Works
Bobruisk, Belarus
299.7 100.0% *160.0 100.0% N.A.
40 43 Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan
271.4 99.9% 199.3 99.9% 150.0 100.0%
41 39 Dunlop Tyres International Pty. Ltd. 6
Durban, South Africa
234.8 100.0% 267.4 98.2% 190.0 95.7%
42 45 Marangoni S.p.A.
Verona, Italy
213.7 55.4% *185.0 *50.0% 157.1 50.4%
43 46 FATE S.A.I.C.I.
San Fernando, Argentina
207.2 98.0% 182.7 100.0% 172.0 97.0%
44 41t Hwa Fong Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan
196.0 100.0% 203.0 100.0% 149.5 96.9%
45 51 Birla Tyres Ltd.
Orissa, India
195.0 100.0% 167.0 100.0% *149.0 100.0%
46 41t Titan International Inc. 2 3
Quincy, Illinois
*190.0 *40.0% *203.0 *40.0% *195.0 *40.0%
47 44 CGS Ceske Gumarenska Spol.
Prague, Czech Republic
183.3 61.8% 190.1 60.9% 168.9 66.0%
48 47 GTY Tire Co.
Mount Vernon, Illinois
*180.0 100.0% *180.0 100.0% 181.2 100.0%
49 49 Federal Corp.
Tao Yuan, Taiwan
177.2 99.0% 159.5 100.0% 143.5 98.8%
50 53 Alliance Tire Co. Ltd.
Hadera, Israel
*151.5 100.0% 129.3 100.0% 99.7 100.0%
51 50 Cia. Hulera Tornel S.A. de C.V.
Mexico City, Mexico
N.A. *145.0 N.A. 144.1 93.7%
52 52 Inoue Rubber Co. Ltd.
Ikeda, Japan
N.A. 129.5 N.A. 99.2 N.A.
53 56 Kerman Tire & Rubber Co.
Tehran, Iran
125.5 91.2% 98.2 91.4% 83.2 92.7%
54 54 J.S.C. Dneproshina
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
N.A. 124.0 91.5% 100.0 81.9%
55 37 Vredestein N.V.7
Enschede, The Netherlands
93.0 100.0% *285.0 100.0% 261.0 75.6%
56 58 Balkrishna Industries Ltd.
Maharashtra, India
*90.0 *75.0% 82.7 73.2% 53.9 64.3%
57 57 Loadstar Pvt. Ltd./Solideal Co.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
N.A. *85.0 N.A. *85.0 N.A.
58 59 Guangzhou Pearl River Rubber Tyre Ltd.
Guangzhou, China
N.A. 82.7 100.0% 74.7 100.0%
59 62t Denman Tire Corp.
Leavittsburg, Ohio
*80.0 100.0% 75.0 100.0% 75.0 100.0%
60 N.R. Dena Tire & Rubber Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Tehran, Iran
N.A. 79.9 97.0% 64.5 98.0%
61 60 Metro Tyres Ltd.
Ludhiana, India
N.A. 78.2 97.1% 55.5 95.9%
62 61 Beijing Shouchuang Tyres Co. Ltd.
Beijing, China
N.A. 77.2 100.0% 54.9 100.0%
63 31 Qingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
75.2 100.0% 332.6 100.0% N.A. 100.0%
64 64 Shandong Zhongce Tyre Co. Ltd.
Shouguang City, China
N.A. 74.9 100.0% 51.7 100.0%
65 55 Silverstone Corp. Bhd.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
74.0 61.0% 104.4 71.7% 88.9 70.5%
66 65 Double Happiness Tyre Industries Corp. Ltd.
Taiyuan, China
N.A. 72.8 100.0% 65.4
67 68 Liaoning Tyres Group Co. Ltd.
Liaoning, China
71.7 100.0% 65.6 100.0% 29.4 100.0%
68 66 Xuzhou Tyre Group Corp.
Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
N.A. 67.8 100.0% 52.9 100.0%
69 70 Casumina (Southern Rubber Industry Co.)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
66.2 93.4% 60.4 92.9% 49.1 96.5%
70 71 TVS Srichakra Ltd.
Chennai, India
65.7 98.9% 50.2 98.0% 48.5 98.0%
71 69 Specialty Tires of America Inc.
Indiana, Pennsylvania
*65.0 100.0% *65.0 100.0% *65.0 100.0%
72 75 Societe Tunisienne des Pneumatiques
Sousse, Tunisia
N.A. 61.4 100.0% 42.9 100.0%
73 N.R. J.V. Matador-Omskshina
Omsk, Russia
55.6 90.2% 31.3   N.A.
74 73 General Tyre & Rubber Co. of Pakistan Ltd. ^
Karachi, Pakistan
53.5 100.0% 46.7 100.0% 43.5 100.0%
75 N.R. Falcon Tyres Ltd. ^
Mysore, India
50.3 100.0% 44.1 100.0% 33.6  
Subtotal (rounded) 98,750.0   90,650.0   78,750.0  
Others8 *2,250.0   *2,000.0   *1,500.0  
TOTAL **101,000.0   *92,650.0   *80,250.0  

# = Non-tire revenue from company-owned retail operations excluded.
^ = Fiscal year ends other than Dec. 31
N.A. = Not available.
N.M. = Not meaningful.
T = Revised from previous report.
* = Estimated.
t = Tied.
1 = 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.
2 = Goodyear and Sumitomo operate 75/25 joint ventures in North America and western Europe, incorporating Sumitomo's Dunlop tire activities in those regions.
3 = Continental sold its OTR plant in Bryan, Ohio, (approx. $125m sales) to Titan International Inc. during the 3rd quarter 2006
4 = Comprises Anhui Jia'an Tire Co. Ltd., Yinchuan Great Wall Tyre, Anhui Kaiyuan Tire, Hualin Tire, Anhui Primewell Tire and GT Fujian; also known as Grandtour Tire
5 = Incorporates Omsk Tyre, Yaroslavl Tyre, Voltyre & Ural Tyres, all previously listed separately
6 = Apollo bought Dunlop Tyres International during the 2nd quarter 2006
7 = Amtel comprises sales previously reported as Voronezhshina, Kirov Tyre, Krasnoyarsk Tire and Rosava; Amtel acquired Vredestein N.V. (No. 37) in Q2, '05; Vredestein's sales are for the period prior to being acquired
8 = These companies are part of China Enterprises Ltd. (formerly China Tire Holdings), but operate autonomously
9 = Majority ownership acquired by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., 4th quarter 2005; now operating as Cooper Chengshan (Shandong)
10 = Formerly Galaxy Tire Inc; Galaxy merged in late 2005 with Dynamic Tire Corp. of Canada to create GPX; GPX acquired MaineTire and Hebei Tyre Co. in 2006
11 = 'Others' represents as many as 100 other companies. The next largest are: Co. Ecuatoriana del Caucho S.A., Ecuador; Xinjiang Kunlun Tire Co. Ltd., China; Sameer Africa Ltd. (ex-Firestone East Africa), Kenya; Changchun Tire Co. Ltd.; Pars Tire Co., Iran; Dong Feng Tire Group, China; Kavir Tire Co., Iran; Dunlop Nigeria Ltd., Nigeria; Poddar Tyres Ltd., India