Goodyear Dunlop to Supply 100,000 Tyres to Police
Goodyear Dunlop has announced that it will work in partnership with the National Policing Improvement Agency, making it the main supplier of tyres to over 50 Police forces in the country. The announcement names Goodyear Dunlop as the exclusive tyre framework supplier and service provider and will see over 100,000 Goodyear Dunlop tyres fitted to police vehicles, including patrol cars, motorcycles and public order vans, each year for the next two years. The deal covers the country’s 52 constabularies located throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Chris Kisby, director of Goodyear Dunlop’s Consumer Tyres, said: “Goodyear Dunlop is a renowned innovation and safety expert when it comes to tyre technology, and our award winning range is testament to this. Goodyear Dunlop is a market leader in the tyre industry so it is only fitting that we are working alongside the UK Police Force; universally recognised as one of the best police forces in the world.
“We are delighted to have established such a successful working partnership that will see tyres such as Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric, named as the best high performance tyre by independent testers at Autocar magazine, and our innovative and ground breaking RunOnFlat tyre, which allows cars to continue after a puncture, fitted to high performance police cars.
“Goodyear’s sister brand, Dunlop, has a leading position in the global motorcycle tyre market and extensive testing proved to police riders that the acclaimed Dunlop Roadsmart, winner of the recent Bike Magazine tyre test, was the tyre that they could rely on.”
John Bradley MBE, fleet manager for Hampshire Constabulary and press officer for National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM) said: “The NAPFM membership will be delighted with this new agreement which will provide UK forces with significant financial savings against their vehicle maintenance and repair budgets, whilst providing us a range of premium tyre products with excellent handling and performance.”