The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is a global manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio.
Goodyear manufactures tyres for automobiles, trucks, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery.
The company was named after American Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber.
Goodyear is also known for the Goodyear Blimp. The first Goodyear blimp flew in 1925. Today it is one of the most recognisable advertising icons worldwide.
The company is the most successful tyre supplier in Formula One history, with more starts, wins, and constructors' championships than any other tyre supplier.