Tag: Goodyear Dunlop

JLR Solihull production back to normal following Goodyear Dunlop HQ fire

JLR Solihull production back to normal following Goodyear Dunlop HQ fire

22nd February 2016 | 0 Comments

The fire that damaged Goodyear Dunlop’s UK headquarters site in Birmingham last week is said to have caused a blip in production at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull factory, however the vehicle manufacturer states that operations there have fully resumed.

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No injuries in Goodyear Dunlop Tyre Fort fire, contingency plans in action

19th February 2016 | 3 Comments

Following the news that Goodyear Dunlop UK’s Tyre Fort UK headquarters building suffered a fire yesterday, a company spokesperson has confirmed that there were no casualties and given further details.

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Fire at Goodyear Dunlop’s UK headquarters site

Fire at Goodyear Dunlop’s UK headquarters site

19th February 2016 | 3 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop’s UK headquarters at Tyre Fort in Birmingham have been damaged by fire. According to West Midlands Fire Service, a fire broke out at the Wingfoot Way site yesterday evening and spread through the building’s ventilation system. Crews were called to the scene just after 7pm. The Fire Service announced shortly before midnight that the fire had been extinguished.

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LeasePlan extends German tyre supply deal with Goodyear Dunlop

15th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop will continue as preferred supplier to LeasePlan in Germany after its agreement with the leasing company was renewed for a further three years. Under the terms of the extended deal, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany will deliver “tens of thousands” of tyres for fitment on cars, predominantly premium models, belonging to the LeasePlan Deutschland fleet.

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Goodyear Dunlop’s Sava factory wins Ford Q1 award

Goodyear Dunlop’s Sava factory wins Ford Q1 award

5th January 2016 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Dunlop Sava Tires plant has received the respected Ford Q1 certification. The Ford Q1 certification acknowledges supplier facilities or manufacturing sites which have achieved excellence in a range of important criteria including capable systems, high performance, superior manufacturing process, and satisfied customers. The Q1 mark is considered worldwide as an indication of exceptional quality.

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Goodyear Dunlop becomes Transaid corporate member

Goodyear Dunlop becomes Transaid corporate member

21st October 2015 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop has signed up to international transport development charity Transaid’s corporate membership scheme. As a result, the manufacturer will support a number of Transaid’s projects including professional driver training programmes and maternal health projects. Its annual membership contribution will provide the charity with essential unrestricted funds, which can be put towards the testing and implementation of new programmes and transport systems in Africa, aimed at improving road safety and access to healthcare and livelihoods.

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Tyre Industry Awards 2015: Winners

Tyre Industry Awards 2015: Winners

2nd October 2015 | 0 Comments

The winners of the 2015 Tyre Industry Awards were announced during the 86th NTDA Annual Dinner on 1 October following the new one-day Tyre Industry Conference at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham. Attendance at the dinner set a new record, with 60 tables sold out. The speaker and presenter of the awards was former England Rugby Union international, amateur dancer and current television pundit, Austin Healey, who added some trademark irreverence to proceedings. The Awards were also live-tweeted as they were announced on the @Tyrepress Twitter feed. The awards were sponsored this year by Sailun Tyres.

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Continued growth for Goodyear Dunlop’s Wittlich retreading operation

Continued growth for Goodyear Dunlop’s Wittlich retreading operation

1st October 2015 | 0 Comments

Manufacturers that aim to offer a comprehensive and competitive commercial vehicle fleet portfolio can’t get by without retreading (typically mould cure retreading performed in large, centralised facilities), nor can they reduce fleet transport costs and meet customer expectations without partnering with the tyre trade and drawing upon the extensive range of services these specialists offer. In the five years since opening a truck tyre retreading facility alongside its new truck tyre plant in Wittlich, Germany, Goodyear Dunlop has made greater inroads into the local fleet business market.

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RHA and Dunlop launch transport industry campaign at Silverstone

RHA and Dunlop launch transport industry campaign at Silverstone

29th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Dunlop and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) are partnering to raise awareness of what they say is a looming transport crisis, which threatens to bring industries such as manufacturing, retail and logistics to a grinding halt in the UK. The HGV Heroes campaign highlights the impact that HGV driver shortage is going to have across the country.

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Fraipont appointed Dunlop motorsport and motorcycle managing director

Fraipont appointed Dunlop motorsport and motorcycle managing director

3rd September 2015 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe has appointed of Xavier Fraipont to the position of managing director, motorsport and motorcycle EMEA. Fraipont, formerly director, consumer tyre technology EMEA, replaces Sanjay Khanna, who has been appointed consumer sales and marketing director for emerging markets.

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Hans Vrijsen appointed general manager, Goodyear Dunlop UK

Hans Vrijsen appointed general manager, Goodyear Dunlop UK

27th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop marketing director consumer EMEA Hans Vrijsen has been appointed the new general manager for UK and Ireland of Goodyear Dunlop Tires UK. Vrijsen succeeds Erich Fric, who has been appointed consumer PBU sales & marketing director for Western Europe.

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From Barbie to tyres – new marketing director at Goodyear Dunlop France

From Barbie to tyres – new marketing director at Goodyear Dunlop France

25th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop Tires France has announced the appointment of Camille Mounier as marketing director. She joined the company in March 2015 and is tasked with promoting the company’s flagship Goodyear and Dunlop brands, along with Fulda and Sava, in the French consumer and motorcycle tyre markets. She also oversees public relations communication for these brands and the company’s Vulco retail chain.

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Goodyear Dunlop job notice not a case of farewell Wolverhampton, hola Mexico

Goodyear Dunlop job notice not a case of farewell Wolverhampton, hola Mexico

17th July 2015 | 0 Comments

According to several national and regional dailies, workers have responded with strong emotions to a jobs notification posted within the Goodyear Dunlop retreading facility in Wolverhampton, which the company proposes to close in response to changing market conditions. The notification in question, as reported by the Express & Star, offers Goodyear Dunlop workers job opportunities within the human resources, production and quality departments of a company plant in Mexico.

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Goodyear’s Dahl appointed to head ‘DACH’ region sales and operations

Goodyear’s Dahl appointed to head ‘DACH’ region sales and operations

13th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Harry Dahl has been named Goodyear Dunlop’s director of sales and operations for the tyre maker’s consumer replacement business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He begins in this newly-created role on 1 August and will be responsible for sales planning and management within the company’s DACH region, reporting to Goodyear Dunlop DACH group managing director Jürgen Titz.

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Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK MD on proposed closure of Wolverhampton plant

Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK MD on proposed closure of Wolverhampton plant

3rd July 2015 | 0 Comments

Following Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK’s proposal to close its Wolverhampton mixing and retreading facility, Tyrepress spoke to the managing director of Goodyear Dunlop UK, Erich Fric, who explained the business reasons for the decision. “We’ve taken the decision to put this proposal forward based on the economic environment, and in order to keep our companies competitive in the long term,” Fric said.

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