Goodyear Jamaica Limited was incorporated under the laws of Jamaica and was declared an “approved enterprise” in 1965.
On February 1, 1967, Goodyear Jamaica’s factory built and cured its first “check tyre”, and on February 13, the first production tyre was taken from the tyre press by the then Minister of Trade and Industry, the Honorable Robert Lightbourne.
As the production at the plant gathered momentum, the company had to carry out an expansion of its plant in 1975. This improvement in production kept the sales staff in Kingston very busy, and Tyre Sales Limited, a Neal & Massey company, was given the responsibility of distributing Goodyear tyres.
Goodyear Jamaica maintained success in the local market and expanded into the export market, supplying every country in Caricom with tyres manufactured at the Morant Bay plant. In 1995, production of the radial passenger line was discontinued and in March 1997, the company made the transition from a “full’ organization (production, marketing and sales organization) to an organization dedicated exclusively to sales and marketing for Goodyear’s Caribbean markets.
The company sources its products from state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities worldwide. This offers the Jamaican consumer products of the highest quality and outstanding performance. Globally sourcing also translates into diverse product offerings to consumers.
Going forward, the company will continue to strengthen its relationship with its geographically dispersed dealer network, which covers the entire island, and ensuring a pleasant buying experience for consumers.