A listing of the most famous car tire manufacturers from around the world. Based on revenue, the top five tire manufacturing companies are Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Continental, and Pirelli. There are approximately 450 global tire factories, producing one billion tires annually. Tire manufacturers are known as being the biggest consumer of natural rubber. It is estimated by 2015 that 1.72 billion tires will be sold worldwide.
In 2010, $140 billion worth of tires were sold worldwide. Tires are manufactured with use of raw materials such as rubber, carbon black, and chemicals that allow the assembling and curing of the tire. The most common used rubber is styrene-butadiene copolymer.
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