Tag: Goodyear Dunlop

New UK headquarters for Goodyear Dunlop

New UK headquarters for Goodyear Dunlop

8th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK has moved to a new headquarters near Solihull. The 26,498-square foot ‘GDHQ’ office is located in the Birmingham Business Park and houses the tyre maker’s sales and marketing teams for its five brands – Goodyear, Dunlop, Fulda, Sava and HiQ – as well as a research and development centre for the Dunlop motorsport business.

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Ex-Goodyear executive George Rietbergen nominated to Nokian Tyres’ board

Ex-Goodyear executive George Rietbergen nominated to Nokian Tyres’ board

28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

George Rietbergen (who was formerly Goodyear Dunlop’s UK and Ireland managing director before becoming the firm’s group’s vice president Commercial EMEA and then managing director, DACH) has been nominated to the board of Nokian Tyres.

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Fulda launches Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to optimise payload capacities

Fulda launches Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to optimise payload capacities

20th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Fulda has launched the Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to meet the demands of truck operators to increase payloads. Nearly 80 per cent of European countries now permit maximum permitted vehicle weights in excess of 40 tonnes, and operators naturally want to optimise the capacity of their vehicles. The Goodyear Dunlop brand has therefore introduced the new 385/65R22.5, allowing 10-tonne axle weights so that trailers can carry greater payloads.

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Central Tyre continues Fulda exclusivity with Goodyear Dunlop

15th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop brand Fulda will continue to be available to commercial fleets exclusively at Central Tyre in the UK, after extending its exclusive supply agreement to a second year. Central said this is an important part of the wider strategic partnership between Goodyear Dunlop and the ETEL group, which spans several UK market sectors.

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Goodyear Dunlop retains Police contract

19th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd is continuing its partnership with the UK Police Force that sees the tyre manufacturer supply, service and maintain the government-operated fleet. The news means the firm has been supplying tyres to the police for 15 consecutive years. The latest deal adds a further four years to the total.

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Tyre Industry Award winners 2016

Tyre Industry Award winners 2016

7th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Industry Awards have been presented for 2016 during the sold-out NTDA Annual Dinner, this year hosted by the Vox Conference Centre on the site of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. In addition to the various gongs, the NTDA presented Sir Tom Farmer with the National Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Tyre Industry, sponsored by Hankook UK, while Brian Funnell and Lennie Wells were also made NTDA Honorary Life Members. Presented by television personality Suzi Perry, the winners were decided by a panel of leading industry judges, and the results live-tweeted by Tyrepress via its Twitter feed.

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Dunlop supports National Tyres and Autocare Centres training programme

Dunlop supports National Tyres and Autocare Centres training programme

30th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Dunlop Tyres has helped to design and deliver an in-depth training course in conjunction with National Tyres and Autocare Centres (NTA). Aimed at NTA’s assistant branch managers, the course is the first of its kind, focusing solely on developing assistant branch managers in NTA’s centres nationwide. There has not previously been a training course which offers such in-depth and wide-ranging training for the assistant branch managers.

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Truckforce buys 57 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

Truckforce buys 57 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

2nd August 2016 | 0 Comments

Truckforce, Goodyear Dunlop’s dedicated truck tyre mobile service and breakdown division, has replaced the first Mercedes-Benz Sprinters it bought five years ago with 57 new models. The operator began using Mercedes-Benz vehicles in 2011. It has since invested in a further 60 Sprinters and, with the arrivals of its latest, now runs a fleet of 165.

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Mark Thys began Alliapur presidency in May

Mark Thys began Alliapur presidency in May

19th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Mark Thys, the managing director of Goodyear Dunlop Tires France since October 2014 and member of Alliapur’s board of directors, has been named as the recycling body’s new president. He officially started his two-year presidency of Aliapur at the body’s board meeting held on 11 May 2016 taking over from Serge Bonnel, the managing director of Continental France.

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Goodyear Dunlop connect with Police at NAPFM conference

Goodyear Dunlop connect with Police at NAPFM conference

24th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Over 1000 Police fleet managers engaged with Goodyear Dunlop at the annual National Association of Police Fleet Managers Conference (NAPFM) earlier this month. The NAPFM conference is now in its 43rd year and is one of the largest emergency service fleet events in Europe.

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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 wins Gute Fahrt all-season tyre test, SUV sizes available

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 wins Gute Fahrt all-season tyre test, SUV sizes available

22nd June 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear’s all-season Vector 4Seasons Generation-2 tyre has been awarded the test win in German automotive magazine Gute Fahrt. Receiving high wet and dry grip marks, the tyre was the only tested model to claim the magazine’s “Sehr Gut-“ (Very Good-) ranking. As of April 2016, the tyre’s fitment portfolio has been extended to SUV sizes, as the manufacturer seeks to harness demand for all-season products in the quickest growing market segment.

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Dunlop launches mixed long haul, regional commercial tyres

Dunlop launches mixed long haul, regional commercial tyres

13th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop has launched its new range of Dunlop brand on road commercial vehicle tyres. The truck tyres have been designed to provide increased mobility: mileage has been increased by ”up to 10 per cent”; winter performance has been enhanced, with the steer and drive fitments receiving Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) certification; and fuel efficiency has also been improved, according to Laurent Colantonio, Goodyear Dunlop director of commercial tyre technology in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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Top tyre manufacturers deny involvement in tyre test manipulation

Top tyre manufacturers deny involvement in tyre test manipulation

1st March 2016 | 0 Comments

Along with Nokian’s admission and apology for “mistakes” in its practices concerning tyre tests, the Finnish tyre manufacturer stated that “several operators in the field… have been suspected or evidence has been presented against them of differences between tyres in magazine tests and tyres that are for sale in stores.” After the Nokian statement’s implication of other tyre manufacturers in malpractice regarding independent tyre testing, Michelin immediately responded by stating categorically that it has “never designed or manufactured tyres specifically for tests conducted by the media, automobile associations or any other organisations.” Tyres & Accessories approached 11 more of the world’s leading manufacturers, many of whose products regularly appear in magazine tests, for their response to the question: Have you ever designed or manufactured tyres specifically for tests conducted by the media, automobile associations or any other organisations? Listed below are their responses.

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Electrical appliance behind Goodyear Dunlop fire

Electrical appliance behind Goodyear Dunlop fire

26th February 2016 | 0 Comments

Fire investigators from the West Midlands Fire Service have determined the cause of the blaze at Goodyear Dunlop’s UK headquarters on 18 February. It appears that the fire was caused by a “large electrical appliance”; the appliance has now been sent away for further testing.

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Recall: Dunlop SportMaxx GT, size 255/40 ZR19 100Y XL

Recall: Dunlop SportMaxx GT, size 255/40 ZR19 100Y XL

23rd February 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop has recalled 1,084 Dunlop SportMaxx GT tyres. The recall affects size 255/40 ZR19 100Y XL summer car tyres produced in weeks 37 and 38 of 2015 and is taking place in order to ensure the return of 369 tyres that were manufactured using the wrong tread compound.

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