Sava Tires Moves Within Goodyear
Goodyear-owned tyre maker Sava Tires, one of Slovenia’ largest exporters, has become part of a new organisational structure of 11 Central and Eastern European countries. The move has reportedly been made to make the company more responsive and does not entail moving production away from Kranj, Sava Tires said in a press release on 2 October.
In addition Andreas Niegsch, who has been leading Sava Tires in the past two years, will take over as Goodyear CEO for Central and Southeastern Europe, and will be based in Prague but will continue to also work in Kranj.
The move will extend Sava’s sales range beyond Slovenia and the former Yugoslav republics to include the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. The centralisation of certain Goodyear activities is expected to bring about closer cooperation with car automobile companies.
Kranj is set to retain production, marketing and all the other functions it currently holds. The number of employees, which currently stands at 1,650, will remain unchanged. According to local newspaper’s, Sava is achieving its business targets and actually broke a record in August with the sale of its millionth tyre.