Kelly tires are made by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Goodyear purchased the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company in 1935, and Kelly moved all of its corporate operations into Goodyear's home base in Akron, Ohio in 1990.
Kelly is the oldest brand of tires in the United States. Kelly-Springfield began operations in 1894, four years before its current corporate parent, in Springfield, Ohio. Kelly originally made solid rubber tires for horse-drawn carriages. Kelly's earliest beginnings remain a strong part of its brand identity; to this day, Kelly boasts of outfitting President William Howard Taft's carriage. For most of the company's history, Kelly tires were available only in certain regions. It was not until 2010, 116 years after Kelly was founded, that its tires were distributed nationwide.