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As early as 1900, the Firestone Tyre and Rubber Company was founded in the USA. At that time, it had 12 employees. The US company was named after its founder Harvey Samuel Firestone. He had previously run a company and was an experienced businessman, inventor and innovator who was looking for new challenges. When his previous companies, in which he was involved, went bankrupt, he decided to move to Ohio in Ohio.

Originally, the company manufactured tyres and wheels for all types of wheeled vehicles, such as wagons of various sizes and baby carriages. Soon the automobile came in and Firestone recognized its enormous potential and started with the production and marketing of car tyres. The company was a pioneer of the mass production of car tyres and the tyre manufacture became a great success. Firestone was & a. Supplier for the cars of Ford Motor Company. This meant that all Ford motor cars were fitted with Firestone tyres. This was a huge step forward for the company, as it now had a fixed customer who regularly ordered a large order of tires.

The city of Akron, Ohio, where the Firestone Tyre and Rubber Company was founded, is also home to the Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company and General Tyre and Rubber. Together with Goodyear, Firestone was the largest car tyre supplier in North America for more than 75 years. A remarkable achievement that shows how important her role in the history of carnival was. For the time being, Firestone had a rubber plantation of more than 4,000 square kilometers in Liberia. Already in the year 1928 a factory was built in Brentford / England, which unfortunately was closed 50 years later, in 1979. However, the biggest achievement of Firestone is the fact that the company had survived two world wars and the global economic crisis. In 1988, Firestone was sold to Bridgestone Corporation, a leading Japanese tyre manufacturer.



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