Goodyear Signs Two OTR Supply Contracts
Goodyear OTR has renegotiated major contracts with Southampton Containers (part of the Dubai Ports Group) and Tilbury Container Services – to supply Goodyear EV-4A and EV-4S for Straddle Carriers. Straddle Carriers are the machines that load containers from the Port onto road going trucks. The contracts mean that Goodyear supplies over 75 per cent of the tyre requirements to Southampton Containers and also provide tyre performance data on 100 Straddle Carriers used at the Port. Tilbury Containers Services have over 40 machines on their site and all run on Goodyear’s range of EV tyres.
The tyres that are used in the contracts include Goodyear’s range of EV products (Elevated Vehicles) and are all radial contracted tyres specifically designed for large Container handling and Industrial applications. Each design has a reinforced carcass construction to handle the heavy loads and difficult operating conditions – with the aim of providing optimum cost per hour.
Kevin Fitzharris, Goodyear Earthmover Specialist explains: “Goodyear is well known in the industry for producing tyres that offer excellent performance in terms of hours per millimetre and cost per millimetre. We maintain close working relationships with our customers, in regular tyre inspections and is an ongoing program which is a key factor in the position to supply the most beneficial ‘Tyre Maintenance Program’ for all our customers.”