Whether you’re driving paved roads or navigating uncharted territory in the desert. You can go anywhere with General Tire. With more than 100 years of experience in the tire industry and as part of Continental - a leading tire manufacturer based in Germany - General Tire delivers products you can rely on.
General Tire is your robust and reliable partner in every driving condition, from a family vacation, to the kid’s football game or driving to work. General Tire offers products you can rely on for the little adventure in your everyday life.
Whether you’re driving on paved roads or navigating uncharted territory General Tire offers SUV and 4x4 drivers robust and durable tires for every application. This is traditionally one of General Tire’s core competences with its American heritage.
General Tire was founded in 1915 in Akron, Ohio, by William F. O'Neil. The company later diversified into a conglomerate, with holdings in tires, rubber compounds, rocketry and aeronautics, entertainment and news, and real estate.
Today, the tire and rubber division is owned by Germany's Continental, and the conglomerate is focused on real estate and rocketry. The other divisions have been sold or spun off.
General Tire develops rubber flaps for truck tires.
Nygen and fabric production. The first international subsidiary is founded in Mexico.
GT began production in its 2nd U.S. facility in Waco, Texas; production phased out in 1986.
A new material combination for compound is patented.
General Tire slogan was “Sooner or later you’ll own Generals”.
General Tire opens its 6th plant, equipped for full radial tire production, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Continental Tire North America, Inc. finalises the acquisition of General Tire, Inc.
A new logo to represent the brand for both the passenger / light truck and the commercial vehicle tire divisions.
General Tire re-enters off-road racing.
General Tire is a leader in the development, production, and marketing of quality tyres for automotive applications.