Tag: Goodyear

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

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

Monday 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

Friday 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

Tuesday 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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Goodyear tyres selected for Jaguar E-Pace

Goodyear tyres selected for Jaguar E-Pace

Tuesday 10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Jaguar E-PACE is now available with Goodyear tyres following the selection of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV as an original equipment fitment. Six sizes will be supplied for the medium-sized SUV; all will carry the ‘JLR’ marking on the sidewall to denote their approval by Jaguar Land Rover.

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Micheldever/Protyre moves up to fourth, Lodge Tyres jumps in retail rankings

Micheldever/Protyre moves up to fourth, Lodge Tyres jumps in retail rankings

Tuesday 26th June 2018 | 0 Comments

In last year’s ranking of the top tyre retailers in the UK, Tyres & Accessories predicted that the pace of change in the top 20 chains by branch count would result in some jostling for position. This has proved entirely accurate, as two major acquisitions have brought two of 2017’s top 20 into the fold of higher ranked companies, leading to both Micheldever/Protyre, leapfrogging HiQ into fourth place as predicted last year, and Lodge Tyre, into the top 10 from joint-14th last year, making significant jumps in this year’s table. Most other retailers have held relatively stable positions in terms of the number of stores, while our most recent additions to the table, Eden Tyres (15 stores) and Elite Garages (13) were identified as narrowly missing out on places last year.

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Goodyear tyres OE on VW Touareg

Goodyear tyres OE on VW Touareg

Monday 25th June 2018 | 0 Comments

A range of Goodyear summer, winter and all-season tyres have been approved as original equipment fitments on the new Volkswagen Touareg. Goodyear reports that it has met Volkswagen’s requirements for tyres for global applications and will supply a total of nine tyre dimensions for fitment on the SUV.

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TireHub to start operations in July

Wednesday 20th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear) and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone)’s TireHub LLC joint venture in passenger and light truck tyre distribution, will begin serving customers the first week of July. The joint venture received clearance from all required regulatory authorities earlier in June, enabling the creation of one of the largest national tyre distributors in the United States. The transaction is expected to close at the end of June.

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Goodyear CFO Laura K. Thompson to retire

Tuesday 19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) Laura K. Thompson is to retire in the first quarter of 2019 after 35 years of service.

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Aiming at the fast-growing European SUV segment

Aiming at the fast-growing European SUV segment

Monday 11th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Following its introduction in February and some subsequent OE announcements, Goodyear has now officially launched the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV. Key features of the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV are its Active Braking; Grip Booster; and SUV-Optimized Construction technologies.

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Goodyear awarded for safety improvement practices

Thursday 24th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was recently recognised by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) with a Leadership Award for promoting innovative practices to improve worker safety.

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Proactive Solutions helps Reynolds’ fleet tyre costs

Proactive Solutions helps Reynolds’ fleet tyre costs

Monday 21st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Proactive Solutions has helped a leading UK fresh food fleet reduce its tyre costs by almost 25 per cent. Reynolds, which is based in Waltham Cross, London, was keen to sign up to the system to help it mitigate against rising costs on its 234-vehicle fleet, which includes 19 trailers, local and regional haulage plus some logistic deliveries.

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV launch reveals initial size list

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV launch reveals initial size list

Wednesday 16th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Following its introduction in February and some subsequent OE announcements, Goodyear has now officially launched the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV.

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Goodyear Proactive Solutions reports 75% decrease in tyre-related breakdowns

Goodyear Proactive Solutions reports 75% decrease in tyre-related breakdowns

Friday 11th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months into his relatively new role as Goodyear UK’s commercial sales general manager, Tyres & Accessories set down with David Howe in order to find out more about Goodyear’s latest truck tyre products and technology. Howe comes from a consumer/car tyre background and also brings with him significant experience of the car fleet channel. Bearing in mind Goodyear’s particular recent success with commercial vehicle fleets, it is perhaps the fleet experience that is most transferable to Howe’s new role.

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6 tyre manufacturers among GM supplier award winners

6 tyre manufacturers among GM supplier award winners

Monday 30th April 2018 | 0 Comments

General Motors recognized its most innovative partners at its 26th Supplier of the Year awards ceremony on 20 April in Orlando, Florida. Recipients of the Supplier of the Year award include 125 suppliers from 17 countries, with 16 first-time winners, as well as 11 companies who earned GM’s Innovation Award, Overdrive Award and Customer of the Year award.

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Goodyear: Raw material prices drive down income in Q1 2018

Monday 30th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber reports that its sales in the first quarter of 2018 were, at US$3.8 billion, four per cent higher than those a year earlier, even though tyre unit volumes were down 2.5 per cent year-on-year to 39 million. Segment operating income was down in the first quarter, however, declining 28 per cent from $390 million a year ago to $281 million. Goodyear says this decrease was driven by the impact of higher raw material costs.

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