The history of BFGoodrich tyresBFGoodrich was founded in 1870 by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich and located in Akron, Ohio was the first tyre factory in North America. It has since grown to become a well-recognised brand in the tyre industry and manufactures tyres designed to make driving a safer and more enjoyable experience. Their tyres are developed by driving enthusiasts.
A regular on the racetracks of the world, BFGoodrich tyres have won many competitions, from the tarmac of Sebring to the dusty roads of the Baja. Using the racetrack as a testing ground, the technology used for racing car tyres is transferred to the tyres for mass-produced vehicles. This ensures BFGoodrich can guarantee that their tyres are of high performance, quality and durability.
BFGoodrich manufacture award winning tyresBenjamin's son, Charles Cross Goodrich established the first tyre research centre in the USA. This resulted in BFGoodrich standing out from their competition and being the chosen tyre for the Model A Ford; the very first car to cross North America from east to west.
In the early 1900s BFGoodrich began to branch out into aeronautics, being actively involved in many air race records, including the 75km/h speed record set in 1909 at the first international air race in Reims. BFGoodrich also provided the tyres for the Spirit of Saint-Louis; the first non-stop transatlantic flight.
BFGoodrich manufacture tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s. They produce a wide range of car tyres which offer fantastic grip, control and driving pleasure in all seasons and road conditions.