Products for Commercial Specialty Vehicles

About General Tire

A brand that is made for tough terrain.

For more than 100 years, General Tire has proven its ability to compete in the ever changing tire industry. Manufactured by one of Europe’s leading tire companies, the General Tire agricultural tire portfolio is based on longstanding experience and technological competence.


With its American heritage and European manufacturing, General Tire has its standing as a high quality brand that is made for tough and rough environment.


In 2017, with the introduction of the new Tractor V.ply agriculutral tire line, General Tire offers robust and reliable specialty tires that will cover agricultural, earthmoving and material handling applications. Based on customer needs and the challenging requirements that come from the toughest climate and road conditions, General Tire tires are designed using the latest and most efficient technologies in tire development. No matter which surface they are driving on – these tires just keep going.

Since 1915. General Tire.

1915General Tire was founded 29th of September, 1915 as General Tire Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio
1920sGeneral Tire revolutionized tire manufacturing and became known as a technology leader with the invention of the low-pressure General Balloon Jumbos. This was the first of many key innovations which position the company at the top of the industry’s premium tire producers
1930With the mass motorization in the USA, General Tire began a process of international expansion by building a production line in Mexico

General Tire discovered the carbon black latex-mixing masterbatch principle

1955General Tire commenced Original Equipment supply to General Motors and for other major automobile manufacturers
1959General Tire opened the world’s largest tire testing track in Texas
1960sGeneral Tire extended its manufacturing footprint across the USA
1987Continental AG purchased the tire division of General Tire Inc.
2000Opening of a new European Distribution Warehouse. General Tire decided to complete their product range and to keep the focus of a high quality brand that is suited for tough and rough environment
2015Anniversary General Tire 100 Years
2018Launch of the new General Tire Tractor V.ply 
2019Introduction of General Tire Material Handling Press-On-Bands Smooth and Trac

General Tire. A brand of Continental.