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    Today, Goodyear South Africa announced the official opening of an onsite gym facility for its employees at the Goodyear Recreational Centre in Uitenhage.
    Goodyear embarked on a journey to make the Goodyear gym a reality a few years ago following a request by employees. This is a free of charge access gym facility for Goodyear employees and is aligned to a Goodyear global...

    Goodyear South Africa announced the official opening of an onsite gym facility for its employees at the Goodyear Recreational Centre in Uitenhage.

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    Company earns exclusive tyre fitment on Local Motors ‘Olli’ vehicle
    Driverless shuttle added to company testing fleet to study future mobility solutions
    Autonomous vehicles introduce different tyre needs due to unique design

    AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 14, 2019 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company is expanding its ongoing work with autonomous or driverless vehicles, which...

    The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company is expanding its ongoing work with autonomous or driverless vehicles, which includes being named the exclusive tyre supplier for a leading autonomous passenger shuttle.

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    Goodyear’s noise reduction technology, SoundComfort has been voted Product of the Year 2019 by consumers in Belgium and the Netherlands.
    The consumer survey conducted by international market and consumer research company Nielsen asked 5000 people for their views on product innovation. It is the largest survey of its kind in the world.
    SoundComfort technology is an excellent...

    Goodyear’s noise reduction technology, SoundComfort has been voted Product of the Year 2019 by consumers in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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    Standard Goodyear truck tyres beat the sands of Peru
    Brussels, January 21, 2019 – Gerard De Rooy took 3rd place in the Truck Class of the 2019 Dakar Rally with all four of the Petronas Team De Rooy Ivecos finishing in the Top 10 on standard Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres.
    Petronas Team De Rooy was the only team to see all its trucks finish.  Dutchman Gerard De Rooy two-times...

    Gerard De Rooy took 3rd place in the Truck Class of the 2019 Dakar Rally with all four of the Petronas Team De Rooy Ivecos finishing in the Top 10 on standard Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres.

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    A thriving relationship was formed between Uitenhage based tyre manufacturing company, Goodyear South Africa and Stephen Nkomo Primary School in 2017. The connection commenced with Goodyear renovating a classroom that was in dire need of refurbishment for Mandela Day 2017. This was followed by the renovation of two more classrooms in February 2018. Further to this, Goodyear...

    A thriving relationship was formed between Uitenhage based tyre manufacturing company, Goodyear South Africa and Stephen Nkomo Primary School in 2017.

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    Goodyear South Africa Recognised as a Certified Top Employer 2019
    Goodyear South Africa has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2019 for excellence in employee conditions. Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best work atmosphere for employees to allow them to develop their careers and...

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    GOODYEAR SOUTH AFRICA HAS A NEW HOME
    JOHANNESBURG, August 30, 2018 – As Goodyear celebrates ‘120 Years of Innovation’ in 2018, the South Africa entity also celebrates moving to its new Head Office at the Hertford Office Park in Midrand. Goodyear South Africa has consolidated its Johannesburg based offices to support the Company’s business strategy of business simplification,...

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    GOODYEAR SOUTH AFRICA HELPS EMPOWER YOUNG WOMEN
    Uitenhage –“You are destined for greatness” were the words uttered by Siphosethu Level which rang true for the ladies attending the Goodyear South Africa Women’s Month celebration. Siphosethu, now a Master’s in Social Science student at the Nelson Mandela University, said those were the words she would often hear from her...

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    GOODYEAR SOUTH AFRICA’S 67 MINUTES OF PLAY FOR MANDELA DAY
    Uitenhage – Goodyear South Africa has once again heeded to the call to impact lives in communities on Mandela Day by inviting 84 Grade Six learners from Stephen Nkomo Primary school to come and celebrate this significant day with them on 18 July 2018. With bright skies and favourable winter weather in Uitenhage,...

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    Goodyear to study tyre materials reaction in International Space Station Experiments

    Material science plays a critical role in tyre research and development
    Scientific discovery project to evaluate molecular structures of silica not available on Earth
    Results to inform additional opportunities to potentially improve fuel efficiency and traction.

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    Goodyear presents top technologies at The Tyre Cologne 2018

    Award-winning: Photosynthesis ‘Oxygene’ tyre takes home Creative Award
    Premium-performance: Latest car tyres from Goodyear

    The futuristic ‘Oxygene’ photosynthesis tyre, that symbolises Goodyear’s vision for clean mobility in the cities of the future, impressed the entire jury at this year’s Creative Awards and...

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    Goodyear Wranglers keep anti-poaching vehicles on track
    Goodyear Wranglers are the tyre of choice for rangers of the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative team. This is the seventh year that the tyre manufacturer is sponsoring the rugged, all terrain 4x4 tyres to help give the anti-poaching teams an advantage when patrolling the country’s nature reserves.
     “The rangers...

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    Goodyear South Africa launches Umthombo Development Programme
    Today, Goodyear South Africa is proud to announce the launch of its enterprise and supplier development initiative, Umthombo Development Programme. Umthombo which means fountain and signifies “the source from which something proceeds or is supplied” is part of Goodyear’s commitment to transformation through the...

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    Goodyear Presents New Tyre Technologies with press event at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show
    Geneva, March 8th, 2018 – President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Chris Delaney shared the latest Goodyear tyre technologies with members of the press at the Goodyear booth at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.
    Delaney, coining the collaborative focus for this...

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    GOODYEAR SOYBEAN OIL TECHNOLOGY WINS ‘ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR’ AWARD
    AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2018 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been presented the prestigious Tyre Technology International Award for Innovation and Excellence in the category of “Environmental Achievement of the Year” during the 2018 Tyre Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany. The...

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    Goodyear awarded “Chassis Supplier of the Year” by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles EMEA for demonstrated customer centric performance, flexibility and transparency.
    First time a tyre manufacturer has been selected by FCA for this important award for the Chassis sector.
    On December 7th, 2017, at the annual supplier conference at the Auditorium G. Agnelli Lingotto in Turin (Italy),...

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    Port Elizabeth –GOODYEAR SOUTH AFRICA EMPLOYEES HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF LEARNERS
    Goodyear South Africa held its annual Group Conference at the Boardwalk Hotel on February 13, 2018. This year’s conference theme, ‘Shaping the Future’, saw teams refurbishing 80 desks for learners at Stephen Nkomo Primary School in kwaNobuhle. Goodyear has also revamped three dilapidated...

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    Goodyear South Africa hosts a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to unveil its state-of-the-art machinery
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa, December 7, 2017 - At an event officiated by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayor, Cllr Athol Trollip, Goodyear South Africa officially unveiled its upgraded, state-of -the-art Uitenhage manufacturing facility. Goodyear has invested close to ZAR 1...

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    OUR EIGHT FASTEST STARS ARE READY TO RACE FOR THE SPEED STARS TITLE
    For the first time ever on Speed Stars, the winner will be decided in an actual race to the finish line! Our eight fastest stars will line up on the grid at Zwartkops in identical VW Polo TSI’s and battle it out over a six-lap handicap race.
    Last weeks final celebrity pairing saw Jesse Clegg and Jenna Ward go...

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    WORLD SURFSKI CHAMPION JENNA WARD AND MUSCIAN JESSE CLEGG ARE OUR FINAL STAR PAIRING OF THE SEASON
    There is no doubting the massive impact our experiences growing up can have in influencing and moulding the people we become. This couldn't be more evident than in the case of our final celebrity pairing of the season: Jesse Clegg and Jenna Ward.
    Being exposed to paddling at an...

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    Goodyear and NASCAR Extend Historic Relationship

    Goodyear Remains Exclusive Tyre Supplier Across All Three National Series
    Renewed Multi-Year Agreement Extends Six Decades of Partnership

    DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, November 2017 – NASCAR and The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company today announced a renewed, multi-year sponsorship agreement that ensures Goodyear is the...

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    Goodyear and Land Rover successfully complete Land Rover Experience Tour 2017
    After almost a month of exploring a wide variety of Peruvian roads, the Land Rover Experience Tour 2017 ended on November 9th. Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac tyres were used to equip the 19 participating vehicles. The tyres proved their worth as the perfect off-road partner, withstanding even the...

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    IT’S LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION AS SHASHI NAIDOO AND ZOE BROWN TAKE TO THE TRACK ON SPEED STARS.
    Our next celebrity pairing feel right at home in front of the cameras and under the bright lights, but will Shashi Naidoo and Zoe Brown feel as comfortable when they get behind the wheel and the lights go out on Speed Stars?
    Shashi Naidoo has literally done it all in the...

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    HOWZAT!ITSSACRICKETCAPTAIN DANE’ VAN NIEKERK TAKING ON SPRINGBOK RUGBY PLAYER RYAN KANKOWSKI NEXT ON SPEED STARS
    They may come from completely different sporting codes but what Dane’ van Niekerk and Ryan Kankowski do have in common is that they have both excelled at the highest level in their sport. Will they produce stand out performances when they take to the racetrack on...

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    Johannesburg – GOODYEAR SOUTH AFRICA WELCOMES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
    Jean-Jacques Wiroth, Managing Director of Goodyear South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, has decided that this is the right time to venture into his next opportunity. Wiroth, who first arrived in the South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa operations on assignment eight and half years ago, will be embarking on a...

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    TEAMMATES ON FIELD BECOME RIVALS ON TRACK: ITS BLITZBOKKE KWAGGA SMITH AND JUSTIN GEDULD NEXT ON SPEED STARS
    The Blitzbokke have given die-hard South African rugby fans much to celebrate in the super competitive world of Sevens Rugby. With 27 tournament wins on the IRB Sevens Series since inception in 1999, they have gone on to win the Series twice and are the current...

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    Team De Rooy wins Rallye OiLibya on Goodyear Truck Tyres
    Team De Rooy takes all truck podium places on Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres
    Luxembourg, October 2017 – Team De Rooy, using standard Goodyear truck tyres, took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Truck Class of the Rallye OiLibya Maroc.
    The Team De Rooy Iveco Powerstar 4x4 of Federico Villagra, Adrian Yacopini and Ricardo...

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    WHO WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH WHEN FUNNY GUYS JOEY RASDIEN AND RICHELIEU BEAUNOIR TAKE TO THE TRACK ON SPEED STARS?
    For most of us the thought of standing on a stage and making people laugh isn’t very funny at all. But for this weeks guests, Joey Rasdien and Richelieu Beaunoir this IS life!
    Gauteng local Joey Rasdien had for more serious plans for his life, with a B Comm...

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    Goodyear official tyre partner for Land Rover Experience Tour Peru

    Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac chosen by Land Rover as official tyre for the Land Rover Experience Tour Peru
    Thanks to its versatile and durable off-road capabilities the Wrangler DuraTrac will allow the teams to take on the most challenging of conditions

    From October 14th until November 9th Goodyear’s...

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    IT’S LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION AS SPEED STARS RETURNS TO YOUR TV SCREENS THIS WEEK
    The wait is finally over as the eagerly anticipated third season of the popular reality television series, Speed Stars is back on Ignition, DSTV 189. The new season launches off the line on Saturday 7th October at 19:00 and the chequered flags drops on the nine part series on the 8th December....

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    New Land Rover Discovery SVX production preview equipped with Goodyear concept tyres Frankfurt, September 2017 – Goodyear designed state-of-the-art concept tyres for the new Land Rover Discovery SVX production preview, showcased from September 14-24th at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. Goodyear has developed a tailor-made concept tyre to meet the manufacturer’s specific requirements for...

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    Goodyear Advances Connected-Business Model with Automated Tyre Facility

    Growth in Vehicle Models, Options Drives Increasing Demand for Premium Tyres
    Innovative Mercury Production Process Allows On-Demand Fulfillment of Customer Orders
    New Luxembourg Facility to Begin Production in 2019

    September 12, 2017 – Advancing its connected-business model, The Goodyear Tyre &...

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    Goodyear Announces Intelligent Tyre Trial, Expands Fleet Management Solution for Semi-Autonomous Fleet

    Intelligent tyre integrates with connected car fleet to deliver data-driven diagnostics
    Focus on data gathering and analytics to serve shared mobility business models
    Effort builds on successful launch of Goodyear Proactive Solutions for commercial fleets

    September 8,...

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    Goodyear Using Soybean Oil-Based Rubber in Tyres
    AKRON, Ohio, September, 2017 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company is harvesting some unique “seeds” of innovation as it introduces a new tyre technology with support from the United Soybean Board (USB).
    The first commercial use of a new soybean oil-based rubber compound is helping Goodyear enhance tyre performance in dry,...

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    Goodyear sponsors Speed Stars
    Goodyear South Africa, in partnership with the Volkswagen Driving Academy, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Speed Stars 3. The launch of the TV show took place at the Zwartkops Raceway on 12 August.  The day marked the start of a nationwide search for public contestants that will battle for the title of Speed Stars winner along with some of...

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    Goodyear recommended [1] in more than 80% of magazine tyre tests
    Over the past 5 years Goodyear has been ‘recommended’1 in over 80% of European magazine tyre tests.
    August 2017 –  In 208 magazine tyre tests, carried out by 37 reputable European automotive magazines – including ADAC, Auto Bild, Auto Bild Allrad, Auto Zeitung, Auto Express, Gute Fahrt, Auto Moto and ACE/GTÜ –...

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    "Goodyear: A true test of tyre" on DStv
    "Goodyear: A true test of tyre" is a TV special developed by TV personality and Motoring Journalist Marius Roberts that is set to air on Ignition TV (DStv 189) during the first half of August. Marius takes viewers on an exciting journey through the Goodyear Innovation Centre in Luxembourg, followed by some playtime on the track and a...

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    GOODYEAR SOUTH AFRICA PUTS A SMILE ON 577 LITTLE FACES
    Port Elizabeth – Goodyear South Africa employees came together at Stephen Nkomo Primary School in Kwanobuhle on 26 July 2017, with one goal in mind – to see 577 learners smile for 67 minutes. The excitement was tangible when the learners saw the play zone which was set up on the school grounds for the Goodyear South Africa...

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    Goodyear Road Safety Advice:
    PACKING THE CAR: SAFETY FIRST!
    Whether you’re taking a short trip to the seaside, simply going from the airport to the hotel or are about to set off on your annual holiday, getting the car packed right is paramount to your safety on the road. Setting off with the entire family and a lot of baggage implies certain risks, not only for those in the...

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    GOODYEAR SOUTH AFRICA AND MALAS SCORE A GOAL FOR TEAM BUILDING
    Port Elizabeth – The Goodyear vs. Malas Soccer Challenge took place on Saturday, May 13 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2nd Avenue Campus in Port Elizabeth. Malas is a tyre dealer based in Pretoria. This being the fourth game between Goodyear and Malas, in the last few years, the stadium was filled...

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    Goodyear Tyres for ‘The Most Spectacular Truck Competition on the Planet’
    FIA European Truck Racing Championship on Goodyear tyres again
    Port Elizabeth, May 2017 – Announced as ‘the most spectacular truck competition on the planet’, the 2017 FIA European Truck Racing Championship will again see Goodyear supply its specially developed Truck Racing tyres to all competitors....

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    Completed the Ultimate Road Trip: from Dakar to Moscow in record time
    Rainer Zietlow drove his Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI, fitted with Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tyres, from Dakar to Moscow in 3 days, 4 hours and 54 minutes. With this achievement Rainer Zietlow and his team have set a world record for the fastest drive from Dakar to Moscow.
    After their start in...

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    On International Women’s Day, Goodyear recommends the tyre best suited to your lifestyle and personality
    We live in a time when we can choose the type of car that best suits our needs, lifestyle, and personality. But did you know that a unique tyre with very specific and complex features is needed to ensure that your vehicle delivers the necessary performance?
    Goodyear, a...

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    Goodyear Recognised by Fortune as World’s Most Admired Tyremaker

    Most-admired tyremaker for five straight years
    Tops key global tyre competitors in innovation and quality
    Most-admired U.S.-based company in Motor Vehicle Parts category

    Goodyear, for the fifth year in a row, has been recognised as the world’s most admired tyremaker by Fortune magazine.
    Among companies in...

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    Port Elizabeth –GOODYEAR SOUTH AFRICA EMPLOYEES BUILDING TOGETHER FOR THE FUTURE
    Goodyear South Africa held its annual Group Conference at the Boardwalk Hotel on February 8, 2017. In line with this year’s conference theme, ‘Building Together’, teams had to plan, design and paint building blocks for children in the Nelson Mandela Bay community. The building blocks were packed...

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    De Rooy Team Aims to Win the 2017 Dakar Rally on Goodyear Truck Tyres
    The 2016 truck class winner again picks Goodyear truck tyres for all vehicles
    Brussels, November 28th, 2016 – The De Rooy team, winners of the 2016 Dakar rally truck class, are going for gold again in the world’s toughest race, driving on standard Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres.
    Gerard De Rooy and his team...

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    Port Elizabeth – GOODYEAR SOUTH AFRICA COMES OUT ON TOP IN LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS
    Goodyear South Africa has been awarded the First Place Platinum Award in the category of large organisation with a high environmental impact. The event took place at the Eastern Cape Top Green Organisation Awards held in East London on November 17, 2016 by the Eastern Cape Department of...

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    Marcotran Tests Prove Goodyear Best Tyre Choice
    Tests show FUELMAX and KMAX reduce Total Cost of Ownership
    November, 2016 – Spanish haulier Marcotran has proved the savings that Goodyear FUELMAX and KMAX truck tyres offer.  Comparative tests run by the company show that on certain routes it can save almost €1,000 per vehicle per year by using FUELMAX tyres, and the high...