Goodyear Named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator

06 Dec 12

Mumbai, December 6, 2012 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company was named a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator today, recognizing its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies. This is the second year in a row that Goodyear has been recognized by Thomson Reuters, which honors organizations around the world based on a series of proprietary patent‐related metrics.

“This recognition is further evidence that Goodyear is continuing its drive as the tyre industry’s innovation leader,” stated Chief Technology Officer Joseph Zekoski. “Whether it’s the innovative tread zones and evolving traction grooves in the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All‐Season tyre or future breakthroughs such as Air Maintenance Technology, Goodyear is leading with innovative products that consumers need and want.”

“Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological advancement,” said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions. “We congratulate the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator companies and their leaders for recognizing the important role innovation plays in the successes of today and of tomorrow.”

To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to

About Goodyear India
Goodyear’s presence in India is over 89 years old, with two plants, one each in Ballabgarh and Aurangabad. In the passenger car segment, Goodyear India supplies tyres to many of the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers. Goodyear India has also been a pioneer in introducing tubeless radial tyres in this segment. In the farm segment, in India, Goodyear tyres are supplied to all the major tractor companies. In 2010/11, Goodyear India was awarded the Superbrand status. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

About Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. It employs approximately 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 53 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar‐Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state‐of‐the‐art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. The Goodyear tyre & Rubber Company was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the most reputable companies. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is a leading source of information for businesses and professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets. For the Top 100 list, Thomson Reuters analyzed patent data and related metrics in a proprietary methodology to identify the companies and institutions that lead the world in innovation activity.