Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

  • firestone tire and rubber company
    type
    subsidiary
    industrymanufacturing
    foundedaugust 3, 1900; 119 years ago (1900-08-03)
    akron, ohio, u.s.
    founderharvey firestone
    headquarters200 4th ave s.,
    nashville, tennessee
    ,
    u.s.
    area served
    worldwide
    key people
    • gordon knapp
    • (ceo and president)
    • bill thompson (coo)
    productstires
    revenueincrease $ 2.09 billion (2004)
    number of employees
    40,000
    parentfirestone.com

    firestone tire and rubber company is an american tire company founded by harvey firestone in 1900 initially to supply solid rubber side-wire tires[1] for fire apparatus,[2] and later, pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. firestone soon saw the huge potential for marketing tires for automobiles, and the company was a pioneer in the mass production of tires. harvey firestone had a personal friendship with henry ford, and used this to become the original equipment supplier of ford motor company automobiles, and was also active in the replacement market.[3]

    in 1988, the company was sold to the japanese bridgestone corporation.

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Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
Subsidiary
IndustryManufacturing
FoundedAugust 3, 1900; 119 years ago (1900-08-03)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
FounderHarvey Firestone
Headquarters200 4th Ave S., ,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
ProductsTires
RevenueIncrease $ 2.09 billion (2004)
Number of employees
40,000
Parentfirestone.com

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is an American tire company founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 initially to supply solid rubber side-wire tires[1] for fire apparatus,[2] and later, pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. Firestone soon saw the huge potential for marketing tires for automobiles, and the company was a pioneer in the mass production of tires. Harvey Firestone had a personal friendship with Henry Ford, and used this to become the original equipment supplier of Ford Motor Company automobiles, and was also active in the replacement market.[3]

In 1988, the company was sold to the Japanese Bridgestone Corporation.