Way back in 1939 Charles Goodyear created vulcanized rubber. However he was never really the brains behind the company Goodyear Tires and he even had no connections with any of the employees at the company. To recognize his efforts in the rubber and car tire industry he was honored by having his name used by Mr. Seiberling who was the owner of a prominent tire and rubber company.
The biggest step forward in the history of Goodyear tires probably came when Ford asked Mr. Seiberling’s company to offer some tires for several race cars. The new Ford masterpiece, the Motel T Car, was fitted with tires from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
Goodyear went on to become the world’s leading tire company and by 1909 it was a household name providing tires for vehicles, planes and almost every machine that moved. By 1926, Goodyear was simply unmatched across the entire world and by then the idea of racing was becoming profound.
The popularity and fame of the Goodyear tires was the reason why many people wanted to associate with the company. It was for this reason that the company became extremely successful.
When success began to follow Goodyear the company opted to venture out into several other areas of business. In 1956 a nuclear processing plant was effectively set up in Ohio and this was one of the several businesses that Goodyear ventured into.
To further their case for success Goodyear went on to design and create the space shuttle along with several other aircraft through the branch of the Goodyear Aerospace Corporation. This was around the time when the company set up a research facility at Akron which had to be changed from tire production to the branch of Aerospace business.
The years that followed thereafter were years of several discoveries and new developments. The company went from step to step to make sure that their business was globally accepted. Many branches were made and each ended up fostering a specific kind of business. Eventually the company went on to grow even more.
In due course it became an International conglomerate with branches spread out across the whole face of the earth. Goodyear stands third in rankings, only slightly behind Michelin and Bridgestone as the world’s most profound tire makers. The history that Goodyear has is the major reason that it remains a company to reckon with today and will stay this way for a long time to come.