About General Tire

About General Tire

100 years of adventure

Anywhere is possible

100 years of adventures.

Whether you‘re driving paved roads or navigating uncharted territory in the desert.
You can go anywhere with General Tire.
With more than 100 years of experience in the tyre industry and as part of Continental - a leading tyre manufacturer based in Germany - General Tire delivers products you can rely on.

4x4 Tyres
Your 4x4 Specialist
Wether you‘re driving on paved roads or navigating uncharted territory in the desert General Tire offers SUV and 4x4 drivers robust and durable tyres for every application. This is traditionally one of General Tire‘s core competences with its American heritage.

W.O. O'Neill

W.O. O'Neill, founder of General Tire

100 years of adventure

  • September 29th, 1915 William F. O‘Neil, “W.O.” and Winfred E. Fouse, found the General Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio.
  • 1928 General Tire develops rubber flaps for truck tyres.
  • 1930‘s The first international subsidiary is founded in Mexico.
  • 1930‘s Nygen and fabric production.
  • 1944 GT began production in its 2nd U.S. facility in Waco, Texas; production phased out in 1986.
  • 1960 A new material combination for compound is patented.
  • 1973 General Tire opens its 6th plant, equipped for full radial tyre production, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
  • October 30th, 1987 Continental Tire North America, Inc. finalises the acquisition of General Tire, Inc.
  • 2007 Introduction of a new logo to represent the brand for both the passenger / light truck and the commercial vehicle tyre divisions.
  • 2008 General Tire re-enters Off-Road racing.
  • 2011 General Tire is introduced in the Middle East market.
  • 2012 General Tire is a leader in the development, production and marketing of quality tyres for automotive.
  • September 29th, 2015 General Tire 100 years.

General Tire - A brand made for the Middle-East

In 2011 General Tire, our famous tire brand from the United States, was introduced in the Middle East. With its excellent quality and performance especially in 4x4 and offroad applications General tire has quickly grown in the Middle East and forms a strong pillar of the company in the region. 

General Tire is now available in : United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.

If you want to learn more about our Partners, please visit our page Middle East Partners:                www.generaltire-me.com/car/general-tire-partners

Since 1915.
General Tire. A brand of Continental.