For more than 100 years, General Tire has proven its ability to compete in the ever changing tyre industry. Manufactured by one of Europe’s leading tyre companies, the General Tire truck tyre portfolio is based on longstanding experience and technological competence.
With its American heritage and European manufacturing, General Tire has its standing as a high quality brand that is made for tough and rough environment.
1915 General Tire was founded 29th of September, 1915 as General Tire Rubber Company in Acron, Ohio
1920s General Tire revolutionised tyre manufacturing and became known as a technology leader with the invention of the low-pressure General Balloon Jumbos. This was the first of many key innovations which position the company at the top of the industry’s premium tyre producers
1930 With the mass motorisation in the USA, General Tire began a process of international expansion by building a production line in Mexico
1943 General Tire discovered the carbon black latex-mixing masterbatch principle
1955 General Tire commenced Original Equipment supply to General Motors and for other major automobile manufacturers
1959 General Tire opened the world’s largest tyre testing track in Texas
1960s General Tire extended its manufacturing footprint across the USA
1987 Continental AG purchased the tire division of General Tire Inc.
2000 Opening of a new European Distribution Warehouse. General Tire decided to complete their product range and to keep the focus of a high quality brand that is suited for tough and rough environment
2007 Market launch of the Altimax RT and Altimax HP/UHP – a combined product line for the Americas and Europe
2013 Launch of the new Altimax Sport, Altimax Comfort and Grabber GT SUV tyre for onroad use based on European demands
2015 Anniversary General Tire 100 Years
2016 Launch of the new Altimax Arctic 12, Grabber Arctic, Altimax A/S 365, Grabber AT3 and Grabber X3
2017 Introduction of General Tire truck tyres into Middle East and African markets with the new ADDAX truck tyre line