Goodyear opens Luxembourg Tire Test Laboratory

Wednesday 26th April 2017 | 0 Comments

 
Carlos Cipollitti, Goodyear’s vice president, product development EMEA and general director of the Goodyear Innovation Center in Luxembourg
Carlos Cipollitti, Goodyear’s vice president, product development EMEA and general director of the Goodyear Innovation Center in Luxembourg

Goodyear has opened its new Tire Test Laboratory at its Innovation Center in Luxembourg. The manufacturer said it will measure tyre development performance, conduct regulatory and homologation tests, and perform quality control at the state-of-the art facility. The lab includes the latest technology for testing car, light truck and commercial truck tyres.

Speaking at the inauguration, Jean Claude Kihn, Goodyear’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Goodyear’s strategy is founded on producing high-quality, innovative products as the shift to more complex, high-value added tyres continues to accelerate. Our investment in this state of the art facility will enable us to meet the exacting demands of our customers and consumers. Additionally, it further strengthens our presence in and commitment to Luxembourg.”

The new laboratory is equipped to perform three key testing activities. It will conduct tyre development performance measurements, where all new tyre developments need to successfully pass certain performance criteria; carry out regulatory and homologation tests to measure tyre compliance with a large variety of global and international standards; and monitor production performance and quality control.

In addition to Kihn and other Goodyear leaders, the laboratory was inaugurated by Gast Jacobs, mayor of Colmar-Berg. Mayor Jacobs said: “Goodyear has a long history of innovation, research and development in Luxembourg. We welcome its continuous support with diversifying the economy in Luxembourg and here in Colmar-Berg especially.”

Carlos Cipollitti, Goodyear’s vice president, product development EMEA and general director of the Goodyear Innovation Center in Luxembourg, added: “The innovative technology and machinery in the new laboratory strengthens our ability to test tyres in our lab, which means that we do not have to perform as much testing on the road, speeding development time and getting innovative new tyres to customers faster than ever.”

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