We carry the following brands (but not limited to):
Michelin: Incorporated in 1888, founding brothers Édouard and André Michelin started the Michelin Rubber Factory in Paris, France. The small Rubber Company has now grown into the world largest tire manufacturer. The first MICHELIN® Radial tire was introduced in 1946, titled the X Tire. The design of the X Tire is now the standard design of current world passenger and light truck tires, with minor improvements added over the years. Michelin has grown steadily in size, and in 2007, the company employed 113,500 people in several countries around the world. Since 2008, MICHELIN® has been the largest tire manufacturer in the world, surpassing Bridgestone. MICHELIN® attributes the success of the company to the vision, “Contribute to the Progress of Mobility”. MICHELIN® applies this vision to the employees, company values, the consumer, the environment, and the extremely high standards of being a responsible member of society. MICHELIN® is the only Tire Manufacturer to win the J.D. Power and Associates award every year since the founding of the survey.
Bridgestone: Bridgestone Americas traces its roots to two distinguished companies – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, founded by Harvey Firestone in Akron, Ohio in August 1900, and the Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd., founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931.
The two companies merged in 1988 when Bridgestone Corporation purchased Firestone for $2.6 billion, transforming the companies’ combined operations into the world’s largest tire and rubber company. As part of its integration with Bridgestone’s existing U.S. operations, Bridgestone/Firestone moved its headquarters from Akron to Nashville in 1992.
Today, Bridgestone Americas (BSAM), consists of an international family of enterprises with 52 production facilities and more than 50,000 employees throughout the Americas.
BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
Bridgestone Americas remains committed to being a world leader in tire technology, providing world-class customer service and being an outstanding corporate citizen in the communities in which we live and work. The company’s culture and mission remains rooted in the words of founder Shojiro Ishibashi, who said Bridgestone is dedicated to “serving society with superior quality.”
Goodyear: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 with just thirteen employees. The company started by producing bicycle and carriage tires in November of 1898. Goodyear was able to earn the title “The world’s largest tire company,” by 1916, just 18 years after the founding. The company adopted the slogan, “More people ride on Goodyear tires than on any other kind.” Based on sales, Goodyear became the world’s largest rubber company in 1926. Presently, Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies, operating 60 plants in 26 countries worldwide. In North America and Latin America, Goodyear is the number one tire maker, and the second largest in Europe.
The Wingfoot symbol is Goodyear’s trademark symbol that is known in every country around the world. The symbol was based off the Greek God Mercury, because Seiberling felt that Mercury embodied many characteristics that Goodyear products were know for. Goodyear’s vision has always been to “Become a market-focused tire company providing superior products and services to end-users and to our channel partners, leading to superior returns for our shareholders.” For more then a century, Goodyear’s corporate values have been centered on the phrase, “Protect Our Good Name.” In the twenty-first Century, Goodyear accomplishes this goal by developing a culture in which a committed and competitive team of associates can excel.
BF Goodrich: Known for being “The everyday tire with performance that’s anything but,” BFGoodrich® strives to be innovative and deliver products that made a difference in society. BFGoodrich® Tires was founded in 1870 by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich in Akron, Ohio as the first rubber company in America. During that period, BFGoodrich® and Akron, Ohio became the rubber capital of the world. In 1910 BFGoodrich® added Carbon Black into rubber compounds, improving abrasion resistance and added tread life. In 1947, BFGoodrich® invented the first tubeless tire. By 1976, they developed the world’s first light truck performance radial tire, known as the Radial All-Terrain T/A. In 1980, BFGoodrich® developed the Radial Mud-Terrain T/A, the first light truck radial mud tire.
Throughout history, BFGoodrich® has left its mark with 138 years of production. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh shocked the world by flying nonstop from New York to Paris. With BFGoodrich® Tires, Lindbergh successfully landed in Paris as the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Ten years following the landing, BFGoodrich® scientists discovered a brand new way to produce synthetic rubber. This achievement, helped aid the United States in World War II, after the supply of rubber was cut off. In 1961, NASA requested BFGoodrich® to design a material that would protect astronauts, and BFGoodrich® was successful.
Uniroyal: The United States Rubber Company was originally founded in 1892, as one of twelve original stocks on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. By 1941, The United States Rubber Company bought controlling interest in the Gillette Safety Tire Company, becoming the world’s largest supplier of Original Equipment Tires. In 1961 United States Rubber Company changed their name to Uniroyal Inc.
In 1964, Uniroyal® adapted the Tiger as the symbol of the company; signifying tradition, preservation, and pride as the key factors in the Uniroyal® Brand products. As the Twenty-First Century continues to produce innovative products, Uniroyal® has become devoted to producing high quality, durable car and truck tires that not only look good, but also last longer than any other.
Sumitomo: With a reputation for quality, service and leading edge technology, Sumitomo Tire is a premium tire brand offering a unique mix of quality and value.
Sumitomo is the premium export brand of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., one of the largest tire manufactures in the world. Within the tire industry, Sumitomo enjoys a well-earned reputation for innovative design, precision engineering and superior quality. It’s the Sumitomo difference.
Sumitomo is backed by the reputation and resources of the Sumitomo Group, one of the most influential business groups in the world. Sumitomo Tire is a global brand that competes on the basis of product quality and real world performance.
Samson: Guizhou Tyre Co., LTD (GTC) is one of the leading and biggest Chinese tIre manufacturers.
They produce six categories and nearly one thousand kinds and sizes for passenger car tires, truck and buses tires, Off the Road (OTR) tires, Agricultural tires, Industrial tires, Solid tires. GTC manufacture both radial and bias tIres. They are the OE supplier of famous equipment manufacturers. GTC has obtained the ISO 9001, ISO14001, American NHTSA DOT certification, European E-Mark and the Gulf Standard GCC certification.
OTHER BRANDS OF TIRES ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING DALE’S TIRE INC. AND SPEAKING WITH US. 352-538-6300.