A pioneer tyre manufacturer from former Czechoslovakia, and acquired by Continental in 2009, Matador is established in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Starting its industrial career in 1905 as a rubber manufacturer, Matador ventured into tyre manufacturing only in 1925. On successfully completing its hundred years of existence in 2005, Matador has achieved its mission of offering high quality products at reasonable prices with minimum negative influence on the environment. Matador produces wide variety of tyres which suit all types of cars, 4x4, trucks and SUVs. The grip and traction of the Matador tyres are excellent in all climatic conditions both on-roads and off-roads. They prove that with Matador, quality gains supremacy over everything.
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Kumho tires finished third with Miracle Motorsports at the 24 hours of Le Mans, in June 2006. A winner's temperament seems to best describe this manufacturer's philosophy, who established its general headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. The face of this multinational who won the respect of consumers all over the world, with its ultra safe tyres, conceived to get the best out of any car, scarcely reminds of the small factory, born in 1960. Always facing future and innovation, this South-Korean producer monopolizes today the ninth place in the top 10 of the greatest tyre manufacturers. Facts, speak better than words: in 2002, Kumho released the very first 26 inch ultra high performance tire (UHP). The leading word in this manufacturer's attitude is development. Kumho has planned to double its production by the end of 2007.
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Goodyear, the largest American tyre manufacturer on the market, begins its story at the end of the 19th century. Loyal to the symbolics of its title, bearing the name of the tyre inventor, Mr. Chrales Goodyear, this brand takes the word "invention" for a true religion. Goodyear has been working with Ford since 2001 to monitor temperature and pressure inside tyres. This "intelligent tyre", of a dynamic shape, fits all kind of vehicle on all type of roads. Another feature, appreciated by the experts is the discretion of these tyres, renowned for their silent grip. Goodyear has mounted original equipment for prestigious brands like Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Hummer, Land Rover and Lexus.
Firestone is the only tire manufacturer in the world who participated in all the Indy Car racings (USA version of the Formula 1). The Firestone Company was created at the beginning of the 20th century by one of the visionary characters in the tire business, Harvey Firestone, in Akron, Ohio, the rubber city. During three quarters of a century, Firestone is, next to Goodyear, the biggest tire supplier in USA and the first constructer who ever signed an exclusive contract with Ford to deliver original equipment for its cars. In 1988 the company that had already won a strong reputation on the other side of the Atlantic, merges with the Japanese giant, Bridgestone. After the buying over, Firestone tires kept on making themselves noticed and distinguished from the other brands by their futuristic structure. Invented to fit all kind of vehicle, a Firestone tire is particularly conceived to stick to the road....
The Indonesian brand GT Radial was ranked No 1 for the "best value tire", by the American auto magazine, Motor, in July 2006. Created in 1951, the small bike tires factory has become the largest tire manufacturer in the South-East of Asia. On an international scale, GT Radial has won its place in top 20. Located in the middle of a natural environment favourable to its development, where rubber is one of the most important resources, GT Radial attracts with its tires' quality, conceived to meet the needs of all consumers. These tires are known in almost 100 countries, for their technological virtues and their modern look. They thus seduced Michelin, who bought a significant part of its shares in 2005. A wonderful business opportunity seized by Michelin, if we remember that GT Radial has always collaborated with sounding brands, like Pirelli, BF Goodrich or Yokohama.