The beginnings of Cooper date back to 1914 in Akron, Ohio, when two brothers-in-law John F. Schaefer and Claude E. Hart formed a company to produce tire patches, tire cement and tire repair kits. Schaefer and Hart purchased The Giant Tire & Rubber Company of Akron, a tire rebuilding business, and shortly thereafter moved the business to Findlay, Ohio.
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.
Established in 2014 in Findlay, Cooper’s Global Technical Center is a worldwide center of excellence for tire science and technology deployed around the globe. Along with the continuous improvement of our tires, Cooper performs rigorous testing at our facility near San Antonio, Texas.
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At Cooper, we believe that manufacturing a quality product is key to ensuring your peace of mind. All Cooper® tires are backed by a standard or premium limited warranty, and select products are also backed by a 45-day road test or mileage warranty, helping to give you peace of mind on the road.
Safety is our top priority. Visit the safety section for information on tire replacement, driving tips and proper tire maintenance.
To help keep young drivers safe, Cooper has adopted a new signature philanthropy cause called “Tread Wisely.” This program is an initiative developed to promote tire and vehicle safety among teens and young adults. At the center of this effort is an irascible tire character who delivers important safety information with a dose of humor and a positive, proactive approach. Under this program, more than 200 Cooper employees have signed on to participate in educating teens directly through tire safety demonstrations in schools and special events. In additional, Tread Wisely is backed by a strong social media effort and a new mobile app.
More information is available at treadwisely.org.