Tag: Goodyear

Performance at an ‘astonishing level’ – Auto Bild Allrad tests all-season SUV tyres

Performance at an ‘astonishing level’ – Auto Bild Allrad tests all-season SUV tyres

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a victory for Goodyear in the all-season SUV tyre test published by Auto Bild Allrad this month. The publication voted the Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-2 the winner of its six-tyre comparative evaluation, honouring the Goodyear rubber with the only ‘exemplary’ rating of the test.

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Goodyear, Bridgestone combining aftermarket tyre distribution in the USA

Goodyear, Bridgestone combining aftermarket tyre distribution in the USA

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The wholesale tyre distribution networks owned by Goodyear and Bridgestone in the USA are combining to form an operation the two protagonists claim will be “one of the largest tyre distribution joint ventures in the United States.” This 50-50 joint venture, announced yesterday, echoes the arrangement that Michelin and Sumitomo Corporation entered into at the start of the year.

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Goodyear names new senior director of investor relations

Friday 13th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Nicholas Mitchell has joined the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as senior director of investor relations. He reports to Christina Zamarro, who has taken on expanded responsibilities as vice-president of corporate financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and investor relations.

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Goodyear back in the cycling tyre business

Goodyear back in the cycling tyre business

Thursday 12th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has returned to the bicycle tyre market with its PZero Velo range, and Goodyear is also making a comeback. The tyre maker has been absent for a long time – after more than three quarters of a century in the business, Goodyear stopped producing bicycle tyres in 1976. But now it is back and has already appointed a distributor for the UK and Ireland.

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Goodyear launches Kmax S & Kmax D

Goodyear launches Kmax S & Kmax D

Wednesday 11th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The first sizes in two Goodyear tyre lines for smaller trucks come to market this month. The Kmax S steer axle and Kmax D drive axle tyres are being rolled out in a total of 20 dimensions for 17.5-inch and 19.5-inch rim diameters, and Goodyear says the new products offer strong traction, excellent steering characteristics, high mileage and robustness.

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Goodyear declares dividend on common stock

Wednesday 11th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.14 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable 1 June 2018 to shareholders of record on 1 May 2018. The payout represents an annual rate of $0.56 per share.

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US requests information from Goodyear after ruling in alleged defective tyre case

US requests information from Goodyear after ruling in alleged defective tyre case

Tuesday 10th April 2018 | 0 Comments

A court in the US state of Arizona ruled on 3 April that Goodyear Tire & rubber cannot continue to keep court documents relating to an alleged defect in a Goodyear tyre secret. The ruling from the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, comes in the Haeger v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company personal injury case and follows a motion from non-profit organisation the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) to unseal court records and remove a protective order.

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Goodyear holds annual meeting, re-elects directors

Tuesday 10th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced the re-election of 12 members of its Board of Directors to new one-year terms at the company’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday. In addition, shareholders voted in favour of an advisory resolution approving the compensation of its named executive officers and voted to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2018.

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Goodyear FACEs the future with new tyre concepts

Goodyear FACEs the future with new tyre concepts

Wednesday 28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear’s latest concept tyre, introduced at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show in March, once again sees the company look forward in a bid to lead discussions relating to the future of mobility. However, this also has an inevitable impact on the future of the tyre industry – which is where Goodyear’s FACE (Fleet Autonomous Connected Electric) acronym comes in. More on that later. First, the headline grabbing products – the Oxygene and the EfficientGrip Performance with Electric Drive Technology.

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Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV

Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV

Monday 19th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Another tyre has joined the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric range. This new addition is the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, a product Goodyear says was developed with a focus on optimised braking and handling in all conditions. The first size, 255/50 R19 107 Y XL, was released in February, and further dimensions will be added from next month. A total of 28 sizes for 18- to 22-inch rim diameters should be available by January 2019.

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Goodyear named Girteka Logistics’ main tyre partner

Goodyear named Girteka Logistics’ main tyre partner

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Girteka Logistics has chosen Goodyear as its main tyre partner for the 4,000 trucks and 4,300 trailers it operates on its pan-European freight services. Under this partnership, Goodyear tyres will be supplied to cover 80 per cent of the fleet’s requirements. Girteka operates two and three axle tractor units and mainly refrigerated tri-axle trailers, along with a growing number of tilt trailers.

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Goodyear awarded for soybean oil innovation

Monday 26th February 2018 | 0 Comments

After what has been described as the “tightest race” at the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was named the winner in the Environmental Achievement of the Year category. The tyre maker was awarded for its work in applying soybean oil in tyre tread compound as a replacement for traditional petroleum oil. Goodyear narrowly beat fellow shortlistee PPG/US DOE, which had been nominated for its work to combine silica with natural rubber to reduce rolling resistance in truck tyres. The shortlist also included Apollo Tyres/RRI and JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

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Is Continental about to break into PCLT tyre global big 3?

Is Continental about to break into PCLT tyre global big 3?

Thursday 22nd February 2018 | 0 Comments

A glance at the archives of Tyres & Accessories’ global tyre manufacturer rankings reveals that the ‘Big Three’ are quite stable fixtures at the top of the table. However, new analysis from Astutus Research suggests that the perennial fourth-placed Continental Tire could be about to break the stranglehold of Bridgestone, Michelin, and Goodyear in the passenger car and light truck tyre segment (PCLT). According to Astutus’s latest report, the German manufacturer appears to have closed the gap on Goodyear, and is set to jump up a place in the rankings.

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Titz in charge of Goodyear’s expanded Europe Central hub

Titz in charge of Goodyear’s expanded Europe Central hub

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Jürgen Titz has taken on further responsibilities within Goodyear’s European organisation. In addition to his role as group managing director of Goodyear Dunlop’s DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) organisation, a position held since June 2015, Titz has now taken on responsibility for passenger car tyre sales in the Europe Central region. This recently enlarged sales territory includes the three Benelux markets as well as the DACH countries. This region, or ‘hub’ in Goodyear Dunlop parlance, is a different entity to the Goodyear Dunlop Central Europe cluster, the tyre maker adds.

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Goodyear wins “Chassis Supplier of the Year” from Fiat Chrysler

Goodyear wins “Chassis Supplier of the Year” from Fiat Chrysler

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

On 7 December 2017, at the annual supplier conference at the Auditorium G. Agnelli Lingotto in Turin (Italy), Goodyear was awarded "Chassis Supplier of the Year" by the famous Italian-American car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles EMEA. It is the first time a tyremaker has received the award.

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