Chinese Tire Manufacturers: An Overview of the Top 11 Industry Leaders

Chinese Tire Manufacturers - Triangle

From niche specialty products to mass-produced passenger tires, there’s no denying that Chinese tire manufacturers are taking the world by storm.

In 2022, China accounts for about $117 billion in tire sales. As expected from such an enormous industry, there are 3,720 companies related to tire manufacturing in China, providing employment opportunities for more than 370,000 people.

What tire Brands are made in China?

The Largest Chinese Tire Manufacturers: Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd. logo

Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd.

Let’s start with Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd. This ISO9001-certified company has been making tires since 1958 from local demand to becoming one of the world’s leading suppliers, currently ranked first in China.

Their portfolio includes brands like Westlake, Chaoyang, Arisun, Goodride, Trazanowestlake, Chaoyang, Arisun, Goodride, and Trazano.

The company’s turnover is reportedly 4.5 billion dollars, and its tires sell in over 120 countries through more than 10,000 distributors.

Sailun Jinyu Group Co. logo

Sailun Jinyu Group Co.

Sailun specializes in producing commercial car tires, truck tires, special tires, and other related products. Alongside its core business areas, Sailun also produces mechanical equipment, molds, and chemicals.

Headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong province of China, the company has come a long way since its inception in 2002. In recent years, Sailun’s growth trajectory has been nothing short of impressive as evidenced by their remarkable revenue growth rate of 16.8% from 2021 to 2022.

With a workforce of over 13,723 employees spread worldwide and an annual revenue exceeding $2.8 billion (as at 2022), Sailun continues to be a leading global player in the tire manufacturing industry.

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Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd

With over 5,000 employees, Triangle specializes in designing, manufacturing, and marketing various types of tires including passenger vehicles, commercial tires, and OTRs.

Apart from catering to domestic markets in China, Triangle Tire also has a strong presence in international markets across North America, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates several manufacturing plants throughout China.

Triangle Tyre Co Ltd generated USD 1.4 billion in revenue in 2022 which represents a 4.9% increase compared to its previous year’s performance.

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Giti Tire

Giti Tire has an extensive range of tires available for various types of vehicles including minivans, heavy-duty trucks, buses, bikes and scooters. Additionally, Giti Tire caters to the racing industry by supplying tires for motorsports events both on circuit tracks and off-road competitions.

Headquartered in Singapore, this tire manufacturer operates manufacturing facilities in China and Indonesia while maintaining an international presence across Canada, Singapore, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, and Malaysia.

In 2019 alone, Giti Tire posted a revenue of $2.5 billion and employed over 33,000 individuals worldwide.

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Double Coin Holdings LTD.

Double Coin Holdings LTD. is renowned as the initial tire manufacturer established in China and offers two highly recognized brands- Double Coin and Warrior.

It offers a wide range of products like TBR, industrial tires, OTR, and agricultural tires with exceptional quality to fulfill the requirements of clients worldwide.

Shandong Ling Long Tire Co., Ltd logo

Shandong Ling Long Tire Co., Ltd

Founded in 1975, Shandong Linglong Tire Co Ltd specializes in manufacturing passenger car radial (PCR) tires, light truck radial (LTR) tires, all-steel radial trucks and bus radial (TBR) tire specifications.

Linglong Tire’s product line is marketed under six different brand names including Linglong, LEAO, ATLAS, INFINITY, GREEN MAX and HUBTRAC.

With 18,507 employees, the company generated in 2022 a total revenue of $2.9B USD. The company exports its products globally which include Europe, Middle East, Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific countries making it a leading player in China’s tire industry.

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Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd

Established in 1986, this enterprise group specializes in producing TBR tires and PCR tires.

They have a strong presence in the global market and offer their products under the Tracmax Doupro and Rotalla brands.

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Doublestar Group Co., Ltd

Double Star Group Co., Ltd is an age-old company that co-owns Korea-based Kumho Company of which it commands a controlling interest of up to 45%.

The tires are sold under the brand name Double Star.

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Xing Yuan Tire Group Co., Ltd

Xingyuan Tires Group was founded in 1994 and currently produces approximately 5.8 million all-steel truck radial tires annually across several subsidiaries popular brands including Amberstone, National Treasure, and Annite.

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Aeolus Tyresis

Aeolus Tyresis certainly among the industry giants boasting an annual production capacity of over 5.5 million units with a portfolio that caters to heavy equipment transportation.

Aeolus has over 50 years of experience in the commercial tire industry and is a majority shareholder in Sinochem Group, which also owns Pirelli.

Aeolus’ headquarters and R&D department are located in Jiaozuo/Henan China where they have several large production facilities spanning over 1.3 million square meters with more than 9,000 employees.

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GuizhouTyre Co., Ltd

GuizhouTyre Co., Ltd rounds up our list providing options ranging between OTR tires, truck & passenger car tires agricultural machinery (AM) tires as well as mining industry centered models thereby being regarded among the largest high quality tire makers in China thanks to its expansive portfolio of over 3,000 specifications and models.

international Tire Brands That Have Plants In China

Numerous leading international brands have set up their manufacturing facilities in China. Some of these top global brands include Michelin, which has established two production plants, Bridgestone with six plants, Goodyear with two plants, Continental with two plants, Pirelli with two plants, Yokohama with three plants, Hankook with four plants and Kumho with three plants.

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In 1989, Michelin established its first Representative office in Beijing and started its operations in China. Later, in 1995, the company set up its first manufacturing plant, Michelin Shenyang Tire Co., Ltd.

Due to a change of urban planning in Shenyang, the company relocated and built a new factory worth around 1.5 billion U.S dollars in 2013. Currently, the plant is undergoing an expansion project to meet the growing demand for products.

In April 2001, Michelin established a research and development company as well as a second manufacturing company – Shanghai Michelin Tire Co., Ltd.

In order to expand research activities efficiently, the R&D company opened its new site in 2015. Then in December of that year, Michelin (China) Investment Co., Ltd was established as the regional headquarters.

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Bridgestone’s first tire production facility in China was established in 1995 in Dalian, Liaoning Province. The company now has five plants in the country, employing over 8,000 people.

The Bridgestone Group, which is based in Japan, has about 160 production facilities and research labs and markets goods in more than 150 countries worldwide.

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In 1994, Goodyear made history as the first global tire manufacturer to venture into China by investing in a tire manufacturing plant in Dalian.

The company later relocated its production operations to the Pulandian factory in 2012. In 2015, Goodyear opened its new China Development Center on the Pulandian campus to expedite the speed and efficiency of producing premium tires that cater to auto manufacturers in China.

With approximately 66,000 employees worldwide and manufacturing facilities located in 49 sites across 22 countries, Goodyear is nowadays one of the largest tire companies globally.

The company has two Innovation Centers located in Akron, Ohio as well as Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg that focus on developing state-of-the-art products and services aimed at setting industry standards for technology and performance.

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In 2006, Continental Tires made its entry into the Chinese market. In response to the increasing demand, a manufacturing site was established in Hefei just three years later.

Enno Tang, CEO of Continental China, stated that “China is the strategic growth engine for Continental.” He went on to explain that the Hefei plant’s achievements have contributed significantly to their success in China and that its continued investment and expansion emphasize their strong commitment to the Chinese market.

Continental Tires Hefei is the only tire manufacturing site in China. Over the past decade, it has completed three phases of expansion with an investment totaling over 500 million euro and providing employment opportunities for more than 1,700 people.

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Pirelli opened its first production plant in Shandong province, China in 2005. The plant has the capability of producing 7 million high-end car tires and 1.3 million premium motorcycle tires annually.

In the past decade, Pirelli’s Yanzhou Plant has produced over 60 million tires with around 80% being high-value tires that serve top automakers.

To address the changing Chinese market landscape and to reinforce Pirelli’s operations in Yanzhou city further, Pirelli invested in a new consumer tire production plant in conjunction with Hixih Group.

The joint venture utilized a newly constructed R&D center that focuses on developing high-performance tires catering to electric vehicles’ evolving demands.


Who Is The Largest Tire Manufacturer In China?

The largest tire manufacturer in China is the Zhongce Rubber Company Ltd. (also known as ZC Rubber). Their portfolio includes brands like Westlake, Chaoyang, Arisun, Goodride, Trazanowestlake, Chaoyang, Arisun, Goodride and Trazano.

Are Chinese Tires Good Quality?

It is observed that Chinese tire manufacturers have improved their quality in recent years and have become increasingly competitive in the global market.

However, various tests and reviews reveal that Chinese tires are still not as good as premium brands in terms of performance, durability, and safety.