Reporting on the World Tire / Tyre Industry

This site contains detailed analysis of all aspects of the world tire / tyre industry.

So you think that tires / tyres are “round, black and boring”?   They may be round and black but they certainly aren’t boring.

The tire / tyre industry is LARGE
– turnover $190 billion in 2011

The tire / tyre industry is IMPORTANT
– employs over 600,000 people directly

The tire / tyre industry is POLITICAL
– a dozen global players dominate the industry

The tire / tyre industry is TOXIC
– it adds to pollution and global warming

The tire / tyre industry MATTERS
– everyone has tires and needs tires

World Tire Report

Understand the dynamics, regional variations and performance of the world tire / tyre industry

The aim of this website is to give a better understanding of all aspects of the tire / tyre industry. Over 40 separate analyses examine the dynamics of the industry as a whole, the regional variations and the performance and strategy of the major players.

Newsflash - Our Opinion on Latest World Tyre News!

Bye Bye, Dunlop Tyres

Dunlop TyresIt’s sad that Dunlop is severing its last ties with Britain. This was the company that first developed the pneumatic tyre. John Boyd Dunlop was not the inventor of the pneumatic tyre – that honour goes to Robert Thomson – but his company was the first to develop it. First for bicycle tyres and then for automotive tyres. Others soon followed. The Michelin brothers, Continental, Pirelli; all could see what a good idea it was but Dunlop was first in the field and it quickly prospered.

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An Apology

Half the world uses the word "tire" whilst the other half uses "tyre". Unfortunately search engines don't realise that they mean the same. In order to be recognised by the search machines we have had to resort to the irritating strategy of duplicating the two words. Sorry!