I did a little digging on Mitas tires and
here is info from their web sites.
Trelleborg AB, a global engineering group focused
on polymer technology, with headquarters in Trelleborg,
Sweden, has finalized the acquisition of CGS Holdings, a
privately-owned company that manufactures Mitas brand tires. They also
have leading positions in agricultural, industrial and specialty tires
as well as engineered polymer solutions.
In October 2012, ČGS HOLDINGS, the parent company of
acquired ownership of Savatech. Mitas and Savatech will continue their
decades-long and outstandingly rich tradition in tyre manufacturing
whose beginnings date way back to 1932 and 1920, respectively. In order
to offer the widest possible range of two-wheel tires under one brand,
Savatech motorcycle tires unit and Mitas motorcycle tires unit have
been integrated into one business unit motorcycle tires. These changes
took effect from 2014 and produced tires will be gradually rebranded to
Mitas within next few years. All Mitas motorcycle tires are made in
Europe in two production facilities in Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
Mitas in North America, Farm tires made in Iowa.
In April 2012, Mitas opened its newest radial farm tire
factory in Charles City, Iowa. Mitas announced it would accelerate its
$52 million investment to achieve the full production capacity of
13,500 metric tons of tires a year by 2013, which is three years
earlier than originally anticipated. Mitas signed investment agreements
on August 31, 2010, at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, IA. In fall
2010, Mitas bought the Winnebago facility in Charles City. In January
2012, Mitas cured the first test tire in Iowa, and in April 2012, Mitas
started serial production.
this note from the Mitas Motorcycle Market Manager
Mitas has two model flat track tires. The first is the
H-18 and comes
in 27.0/7.0x19 and 27.5/7.5x19 with one compound (medium soft) and two
compounds ( medium soft/medium hard). The second model will be the
FT-18 and will be available sometime in 2017. The FT-18 will be
available in above sizes and compounds as well as a 17" tire for
Mitas Tires are the #1 speedway tire in the world and
are focusing the
same determination on flat track racing. Brad Baker( Mitas
sponsored rider) along with Davey Durelle, Scott Baker, Jeffery Carver
and Jamie Nicely have been testing and winning on Mitas flat track
tires for the last two years. Research and development of the best
product that can be brought to customers at a fair price is the goal
for Mitas flat track tires.
Mitas has been building tires in Europe since the
1930's . Mitas does
everything "in house" from R&D to building the end product for the
Kind regards, Jamie Nicely
Motorcycle Market Manager
Mitas Tires North America Inc.
From wikipedia website.
Cheng Shin Rubber Industry Co.is the ninth largest tire company in the
world. Established in 1967, in Yuanlin, Taiwan, by Luo Jye. Maxxis
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheng Shin. At first, Cheng Shin Rubber
only produced bicycle tires. As the company grew and extended its reach
beyond Asia, it expanded into new market segments, producing tire
products for a variety of vehicles. In 2009 Cheng Shin had worldwide
revenue of over $2 billion. Operating under the name Maxxis in some
countries, Cheng Shin has operations in China, Taiwan, Thailand,
Vietnam, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands,
Japan and Dubai. The company employs 28,000 people, and its products
are distributed in approximately 170 countries.
From Maxxis website.
Like most great companies, Maxxis started small. Founded in 1967, Cheng
Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd, d/b/a Maxxis International began as a
manufacturer of bicycle tires in Taiwan. Growing steadily, Maxxis
eventually became the largest manufacturer of bicycle tires in the
world — as it is today. In the ensuing decades, Maxxis has expanded
into new market segments, offering products for motorcycles, ATVs, lawn
& garden products, race karts, industrial vehicles, trailers,
autos, light trucks, trucks and buses. Today, Maxxis is truly a global
company, with operations in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, the
United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Japan and
Dubai. Maxxis has opened many new factories and distribution facilities
and serves consumers in approximately 150 countries. But no matter how
large we become, the people at Maxxis will always remember that
creating and retaining lifelong customers is our primary purpose.
From wikipedia Dunlop website. Dunlop is a brand of tyres owned by various companies around the world.
It is owned and operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in North
America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In India the brand is
owned by Dunlop India Ltd. whose parent company is the Ruia Group.
In Asia (Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia), Africa and
Latin America (except Mexico) by Sumitomo Rubber Industries.
In 1985, Dunlop Rubber Company was acquired by BTR plc, and Sumitomo
acquired the rights to manufacture and market Dunlop branded road
tyres. Sumitomo did not acquire any Dunlop company. In 1997 Sumitomo
gained agreement to use the Dunlop name in its corporate name, and
changed the name of its UK subsidiary to Dunlop Tyres Ltd.
In 1999 Sumitomo and Goodyear began a joint venture by which Sumitomo
continued to manufacture all Japanese-made tyres under the Dunlop name,
while Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company bought 75% of the European and
North American tyre businesses of Sumitomo.
Dunlop maintained a motorsport manufacturing operation located in a
corner of the original Dunlop factory (nicknamed "Fort Dunlop") in
Erdington, Birmingham, established in 1891 until May 2014. This factory
produced specialised vintage, motorcycle and touring car tyres, and
produced about 300,000 specialised racing tyres per year. On 30 May
2014, the Birmingham factory ceased tyre production, ending Dunlop tyre
production in the UK.
From wikipedia Goodyear website. The first Goodyear factory opened in Akron, Ohio, in 1898. The thirteen
original employees manufactured bicycle and carriage tires, rubber
horseshoe pads, and poker chips. The company grew with the advent of
In 1901 Frank Seiberling provided Henry Ford with racing tires. In
1903, Paul Weeks Litchfield was granted a patent for the first tubeless
automobile tire. By 1908 Ford was outfitting his Model T with Goodyear
tires. In 1909 Goodyear manufactured its first aircraft tire.
In 1911 Goodyear started experimenting with airship design. It later
manufactured airships and observation balloons for the United States
Army Air Service during World War I. The transport and reconnaissance
capabilities that Goodyear provided contributed significantly to the
In 1916, Litchfield found land in the Phoenix area suitable for growing
long-staple cotton, needed for reinforcing rubber in tires. The 36,000
acres purchased were controlled by the Southwest Cotton Company, formed
with Litchfield as president. (This included land that would develop
into the towns of Goodyear and Litchfield Park.)
In 1924, Litchfield, as Goodyear Vice President, forged a joint venture
with the German Luftschiffbau Zeppelin Company to form the
By 1926 Goodyear was the largest rubber company in the world. Only four
years earlier it was forced to temporarily halt production of racing
tires due to heavy competition. Nevertheless, the popularity of the
Goodyear tire on the racing circuit led to a popular demand for the
return of the brand.
1999: Announced $1 billion global alliance with Japan's Sumitomo Rubber
Industries, which had rights to the Dunlop tire brand in much of the
world, to establish six joint ventures in North America, Europe and
From Golden Tire website. The GoldenTyre brand began life in the early eighties
from the experience and professional expertise of a group of
specialised technicians in the tyre sector. In 2004 it became the
property of Buymec S.r.l., Bientina (Pisa), a young, dynamic company
specialized in the production and distribution of motorcycle products,
who, in a very short time, increased brand visibility by delivering new
products into the market that shaped the history of the company.
GoldenTyre entered the racing world and gained global
recognition to become a key supplier of high level, technologically
advanced racing products. Every effort in this direction has been
justly rewarded by the results obtained over the years.
GoldenTyre produces and distributes tyres both for
motorcycles and lightweight vehicles, and has a catalogue of products
covering various different sectors (Motocross, Enduro, Rally, On-Off
Enduro, Minicross, Supermotard, Speedway, Trial, Flat Track, Scooter,
Trasporto, Vintage Car Tyre, Mousse and Inner Tubes ).
Its distribution network has a global reach spanning
over 40 countries. GoldenTyre has always been involved in research and
development, and continues to dedicate its energy and resources
to improving products in terms of performance and reliability, never
failing to keep a keen eye on pricing policy.
GOLDENTYRE is a trademark of Buymec S.r.l. Via San Piero 78, 56031 Bientina, Italy
GOLDENTYRE USA Corp. 444 Brickell Avenue, Suite 51132 Miami, Florida 33131