Who we are

Moving America for over 100 years.

Since 1914, our focus has been on making quality tires that meet the needs of today’s drivers, because to us, manufacturing a quality product is key to ensuring your peace of mind.

A lot has happened since our humble beginnings.

The Cooper name has a proud and storied heritage that goes back more than 100 years. In 1915, brothers-in-law John F. Schaefer and Claude E. Hart expanded their tire repair business and purchased The Giant Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, a large-scale tire rebuilding business.

The rise of a trusted company.

In 1926, Ira J. Cooper developed the “Cooper Creed” which focused the company on providing “good merchandise, fair play, and a square deal.” The vision of Ira J. Cooper continues at Cooper today.

The rise of a trusted company.

The rise of a trusted company.

In 1926, Ira J. Cooper developed the “Cooper Creed” which focused the company on providing “good merchandise, fair play, and a square deal.” The vision of Ira J. Cooper continues at Cooper today.

The Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is born.

On July 11, 1960, the company became a publicly held corporation and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Throughout the next five decades, Cooper expanded its products, manufacturing plants, distribution system, and marketplace, eventually joining the Fortune 500 as one of America’s largest industrial companies in 1983.
Today, more than 9,000 people work in Cooper facilities worldwide, and Cooper operates in more than one dozen countries around the world, helping to collectively move the business forward.

The Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is born.

The Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is born.

On July 11, 1960, the company became a publicly held corporation and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Throughout the next five decades, Cooper expanded its products, manufacturing plants, distribution system, and marketplace, eventually joining the Fortune 500 as one of America’s largest industrial companies in 1983.
Today, more than 9,000 people work in Cooper facilities worldwide, and Cooper operates in more than one dozen countries around the world, helping to collectively move the business forward.

Tires matter. So do the people who make them.

We are a company of people who genuinely care about each other, and are committed to our company, our customers, and our communities. We believe in our people and in recognizing each other’s contributions. We believe in helping each other succeed. It’s another reason why so many people Go With The Coopers™.

Our stars reach for the stars.

At Cooper, we strive to attract, engage and retain the most talented and high-performing employees, by providing an environment where the most outstanding people in the world feel welcome, respected, and valued for who they are and the work that they do.

Our stars reach for the stars.

Our stars reach for the stars.

At Cooper, we strive to attract, engage and retain the most talented and high-performing employees, by providing an environment where the most outstanding people in the world feel welcome, respected, and valued for who they are and the work that they do.

Let’s break down barriers together.

We believe there’s power in inclusion. That’s why we embrace our employees’ differences in age, sex, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status and other characteristics that make each of us unique, and we are passionate about helping to raise the level of respect and inclusion in our communities.

Let’s break down barriers together.

Let’s break down barriers together.

We believe there’s power in inclusion. That’s why we embrace our employees’ differences in age, sex, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status and other characteristics that make each of us unique, and we are passionate about helping to raise the level of respect and inclusion in our communities.

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What do we do?

We research, innovate, and manufacture tires to offer peace of mind and keep our roads safe.