Since 1959…

In its 60 years of operations, ETRMA has accompanied and assisted the industry in its
evolution towards greater sustainability and competitiveness, with the expert support of our
increasing membership.

 These are some of the milestones that marked such evolution:

2007 – 2019

The following Members joined the Association:

  • 2007 – BTMA
  • 2009 – Hankook
  • 2010 – BRISA
  • 2012 – HTA
  • 2013 – PTIA
  • 2017 – Prometeon Tyre Group
  • 2019 – Sumitomo Rubber Industries




ETRMA established the first cross-sectorial inclusive European Tyre and Road Wear Platform


ETRMA joined a campaign run by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, which aims to promote proper management of dangerous substances in the workplace.

2007 – 2017

The industry achieved a 20% reduction of CO2 emissions in tyre production in ten years. In the same period solvent consumption was reduced by 61% and water consumption decreased by 46%.


ETRMA launched TyreAWARE, a pan-European campaign to raise awareness on optimal tyre storage and maintenance.


ETRMA became one of the founding members of the European Skills Council.


The EU platform ERRLAB was organised, a common initiative to improve technical support to Small and Medium Rubber Enterprises in Europe.


ETRMA participated in the EIP on Raw Materials High Level Steering Group to stress the importance of fair and sustainable access to Natural Rubber for a competitive European rubber industry.


The European tyre industry became the first in the world to be regulated about its performances for rolling resistance, wet grip and external rolling noise. Consumers are also informed about these performances through the tyre label, which the EU is the first to implement globally;


REACH in application: ETRMA assisted the industry in establishing a stable communication channel along the automotive value chain is established


ETRMA was launched with the direct participation of tyre companies along with national association. This modernised structure and identity provides industry with the means to tackle the increasing institutional and industrial challenges they face at European and global levels while anticipating further regulatory and market pressures.


The industry started organising the collection of End of Life Tyres by promoting the Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR).


Two years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Community, rubber manufacturing associations from 5 founding Member States created the Bureau de Liaison des Industries du Caoutchouc (BLIC).