Tag: Goodyear

Goodyear tyres OE on Audi e-tron

Goodyear tyres OE on Audi e-tron

18th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The Audi e-tron, launched today in San Francisco some three years after appearing as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, features three electric motor that give it 800Nm of torque, the ability to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds and, driven carefully, a range of up to 310 miles. And this first fully-electric SUV from Audi comes with Goodyear tyres.

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All-season tyres? Test recommends it pays to think big

All-season tyres? Test recommends it pays to think big

14th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre testers have labelled all-season tyres a ‘compromise’ purchase in past years for their inability to deliver the performance of both summer and winter tyres whenever the weather snaps its fingers and demands this. In its evaluation of the current generation of all-season rubber, Germany’s auto motor und sport harbours no illusions that such a compromise still exists. It wanted to know, however, whether the compromise can be effectively reduced through considered choice of product – the answer, the publication shares, is that it can.

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Todt: 2 bids for F1 tyre supply

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

During last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, Jead Todt disclosed that a second tyre maker has expressed interest in becoming exclusive Formula 1 tyre supplier for the 2020 to 2023 seasons. He didn’t reveal the company’s name – he claimed not to have the information at hand – however we confirmed it wasn’t Michelin.

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Goodyear South Africa’s new HQ

Goodyear South Africa’s new HQ

31st August 2018 | 0 Comments

While Goodyear celebrates '120 Years of Innovation' in 2018, in South Africa the company is also celebrating moving to a new headquarters at the Hertford Office Park in Midrand. Goodyear South Africa has consolidated its Johannesburg-based offices to support the dompany's business strategy of business simplification, increased efficiencies and enabling effective employee engagement.

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Ag super single tyres to gain ground from tracks – Titan International

Ag super single tyres to gain ground from tracks – Titan International

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Will the agricultural market shift towards wheeled 4WD tractors over their tracked counterparts in the years to come? Titan International believes so. It bases this projection upon feedback from US agricultural equipment dealers and their customers, as well as from testing the tyre maker carried out in North America together with dealer group Van Wall Equipment. This showed that super single tyres offer comparable field performance and reduced soil compaction at a much lower cost than tracks.

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Goodyear opens new TruckForce hub in Southampton

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tyres has opened a new 24-hour commercial support hub for its TruckForce network in Southampton. TruckForce’s network is made up of a combination of Goodyear Dunlop equity-owned hubs and independent service providers, offering crucial truck tyre servicing and breakdown assistance throughout the UK.

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Happy Birthday Mr Goodyear – Bayern München players serenade premium partner

Happy Birthday Mr Goodyear – Bayern München players serenade premium partner

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Ever wondered how it sounds when top-flight footballers sing happy birthday to a tyre company? Wonder no longer – Goodyear has shared the musical talents of the boys from FC Bayern München. Sandro Wagner, Niklas Süle, Thiago Alcântara and Corentin Tolisso strike up a tune to mark the 120th birthday of the club’s platinum partner.

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Newest Goodyear blimp to be ‘christened’ on 30 August

Newest Goodyear blimp to be ‘christened’ on 30 August

15th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has selected Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft, to christen Wingfoot Three. The ceremony for this latest addition to the Goodyear blimp fleet will be held on 30 August at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake Hangar.

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Zhongce Rubber enters global top ten tyre manufacturers

Zhongce Rubber enters global top ten tyre manufacturers

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

China’s largest tyre manufacturer, Zhongce Rubber, has entered the global top ten, research published today by Tyrepress shows. Best known in Europe for its Westlake brand, the company has pushed up in the rankings past Giti Tire – manufacturer of GT Radial – which did not supply 2017 figures before the deadline, Toyo Tires, and Cooper Tire & Rubber, which fell three places. Competition in the lower quarter of the top ten places is fierce, with turnovers for tyres between 2.4 billion euros (Cooper in 13th) and 3.2 billion euros (Maxxis in ninth).

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Aircraft tyres: Goodyear to appeal Australian ruling on Dunlop name

Aircraft tyres: Goodyear to appeal Australian ruling on Dunlop name

1st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Rights to use the Dunlop brand name on tyres and related products are mainly divided up around the world between Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Sumitomo Rubber Industries. In Australia, Goodyear acts as rightsholder to the Dunlop brand, and this makes a recent court decision significant.

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Goodyear appoints new Commercial business manager for Italy

Goodyear appoints new Commercial business manager for Italy

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Former Marangoni commercial director Matteo Berti has joined Goodyear as manager of the company’s Commercial business unit for Italy. He began in this role on 1 July and reports directly to Marc Preedy, managing director, Truck Replacement Sales, Europe at Goodyear Tire & Rubber.

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Out of this world – Goodyear plans ISS tyre study

25th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plans to test tyre components in space as part of a project in the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, through an experiment expected to launch later this year. Specifically, it will study the formation of silica particles in the satellite’s microgravity environment. By gathering knowledge from this evaluation, Goodyear engineers and scientists can determine if further investigation of unique forms of precipitated silica should be considered in tyres.

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Construction, mining, earthmover tyres well-represented as Hillhead 2018 sets attendance record

Construction, mining, earthmover tyres well-represented as Hillhead 2018 sets attendance record

16th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry near Buxton in Derbyshire hosted unprecedented crowds for the 2018 edition of the show (26–28 June), with official figures showing a record-breaking 19,687 unique visitors in attendance, surpassing the show’s previous highest attendance record set in 2005. The show also included more exhibitors (527) than ever before, with the showground, pavilions and demonstration areas showcasing the latest plant and equipment for the quarrying, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, recycling and construction sectors, many of the products on show for the first time in the UK.

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Goodbye Goodyear – new Tecar tyre manufacturer from 2019

Goodbye Goodyear – new Tecar tyre manufacturer from 2019

13th July 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s an open secret that Goodyear has produced the Tecar tyre brand for the past four decades. Tecar International admittedly has a policy of not naming the Tecar producer, and therefore we don’t know who’ll be making the brand as of next year. But we do know it won’t be Goodyear.

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The increasing connection between new tyres, retreads and technology

The increasing connection between new tyres, retreads and technology

10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

When news of Chinese truck tyre import tariffs breaking around us, Tyres & Accessories wanted to gauge the response of a leading premium tyremaker and retreader. With Goodyear having been amongst the few to officially comment on the matter since the announcement of tariffs at the start of May, we asked Gregory Boucharlat, director Fleet and Retread Commercial EU to bring us to speed on this as well as wider ongoing retreading trends.

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