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    History was made at Shanghai for the third round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) where Goodyear took their first win since returning to international motorsport this season. 
    The Jota Sport Oreca of Roberto Gonzales, Anthony Davidson and Antonio Felix da Costa won after a race-long battle with its sister Goodyear-shod Jackie Chan DC Racing car of Ho-Pin...

    History was made at Shanghai for the third round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) where Goodyear took their first win since returning to international motorsport this season.

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    Focusing on national Transport Month and the importance of road safety, Goodyear South Africa shares some sound advice and handy tips to motorists with SUV’s.
    October has been declared Transport Month, an annual feature on the calendar of the Department of Transport and one of the platforms through which the department engages directly with its stakeholders.  The specific...

    Focusing on national Transport Month and the importance of road safety, Goodyear South Africa shares some sound advice and handy tips to motorists with SUV’s.

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    FIA World Endurance Championship tyres to be developed for LMP2 teams for 2020
    LMGTE category to be exclusively supplied by Goodyear in 2020.

    Following Goodyear’s comeback to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the tyre company has announced that it will offer the same specifications of tyres to teams in the top class (LMP2) of the 2020 European Le Mans...

    Following Goodyear’s comeback to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the tyre company has announced that it will offer the same specifications of tyres to teams in the top class (LMP2) of the 2020 European Le Mans Series.

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    Over 60% of second-hand tyres in South Africa are illegal
    The choice between an illegal, worn-out tyre and a safe tyre could be a matter of life and death especially when you consider the various terrains and conditions we drive on. This is especially relevant when we get flash rains that make the road surface slippery or drive over spillings. Although second-hand, worn-out...

    The choice between an illegal, worn-out tyre and a safe tyre could be a matter of life and death especially when you consider the various terrains and conditions we drive on.

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    Focusing on national Transport Month and the importance of road safety, Goodyear South Africa shares some sound advice and handy tips to motorists driving in wet road conditions.
    October has been declared Transport Month, an annual feature on the calendar of the Department of Transport and one of the platforms through which the department engages directly with its...

    Focusing on national Transport Month and the importance of road safety, Goodyear South Africa shares some sound advice and handy tips to motorists driving in wet road conditions.

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    Innovative technologies unlock significant improvements in wet braking without compromising ride comfort or road noise
    Prestigious test wins praising braking performance

    October has been declared Transport Month, an annual feature on the calendar of the Department of Transport and one of the platforms through which the department engages directly with its stakeholders....

    October has been declared Transport Month, an annual feature on the calendar of the Department of Transport and one of the platforms through which the department engages directly with its stakeholders.

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    Goodyear announces another return to motorsport and will become the new sole tyre supplier to the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) from 2020.
    The decision comes with a view to enhancing Goodyear’s brand within the motorsport and ultra-ultra-high-performance (UUHP) segments. 2019 witnessed Goodyear’s return to these segments with the launch of its Eagle F1 SuperSport...

    Goodyear announces another return to motorsport and will become the new sole tyre supplier to the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) from 2020.

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    Jota Sport takes second place after charging comeback drive
    Jackie Chan DC Racing third after leading race
    High Class Racing star in opening stages

    The second stage of Goodyear’s comeback to motor sport was this past weekend at the 6 Hours of Fuji, Japan’s round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). A strong performance across the weekend resulted in two...

    The second stage of Goodyear’s comeback to motor sport was this past weekend at the 6 Hours of Fuji, Japan’s round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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    Collaboration across racing and road car developments
    Goodyear Racing tyres to be fitted to track cars
    Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport chosen for the official road compliant conversion option
    Brabham to return to racing in November 2019 at Brands Hatch

    Goodyear and Brabham Automotive have announced their partnership to collaborate across racing and road car developments,...

    Goodyear and Brabham Automotive have announced their partnership to collaborate across racing and road car developments, reigniting a winning partnership that began in 1965.

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    At the recently held 53rd Paris Air Show – the rendezvous of the aviation industry – Goodyear’s latest advanced technology & mobility solution concept came under the spotlight: its ultra-lightweight Flight Radial tyre and AERO concept tyre, a Goodyear’s vision for future mobility.
    For more than 100 years, Goodyear has been a leading supplier of aviation tyres that perform...

    At the recently held 53rd Paris Air Show – the rendezvous of the aviation industry

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    The brand-new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tyre marks return of Goodyear to the supercar segment
    Focus on delivering consumers a great race track experience  

    After the recent introduction of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range, Goodyear is proud to announce that the Eagle F1...

    After the recent introduction of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range, Goodyear is proud to announce that the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS for the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL.

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    AKRON, Ohio, June 2019 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been conditionally selected as a supplier by Airbus to provide its Flight Radial tyres as main and nose landing gear for Airbus’ new A321XLR aircraft.
    The Flight Radial, one of Goodyear’s most advanced aviation products, incorporates Goodyear Featherweight Alloy Core Bead Technology and strong, rigid tread...

    The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been conditionally selected as a supplier by Airbus to provide its Flight Radial tyres as main and nose landing gear for Airbus’ new A321XLR aircraft.

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    Goodyear has announced that it will re-enter European and International sportscar racing by developing a new range of tyres for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the Le Mans 24-hour race.
    The FIA World Endurance Championship features long-distance races on four continents with the Le Mans season finale, a race which Goodyear-equipped cars have won on 14...

    Goodyear has announced that it will re-enter European and International sportscar racing by developing a new range of tyres for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the Le Mans 24-hour race.

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    The EfficientGrip Performance, with its distinctive ZAF-marking on the sidewall, now includes adaptations for local, challenging conditions, making the tyre even stronger, to ensure better tread wear and increased mileage.  The EfficientGrip Performance is a high performing, fuel saving tyre, specifically aimed at medium-class, high-end vehicles.
    “The new tread compound...

    The EfficientGrip Performance, with its distinctive ZAF-marking on the sidewall, now includes adaptations for local, challenging conditions, making the tyre even stronger, to ensure better tread wear and increased mileage.

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    On Tuesday, May 28 Goodyear South Africa reached another milestone on its journey to improve employee wellness when the multinational company revealed the recently upgraded on-site canteen at the manufacturing facility in Uitenhage.
    The ribbon cutting ceremony took place during the lunch rush. Upon entering the upgraded facility for the first time, employees were welcomed by...

    Goodyear South Africa reached another milestone on its journey to improve employee wellness when the multinational company revealed the recently upgraded on-site canteen at the manufacturing facility in Uitenhage.

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    Three-tier range comprising SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS
    Innovative technologies enable significant improvements to braking distances and lap times
    Caters to growing Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) segment, with 31 SKUs arriving between Q2 2019 and Q1 2020 with possible fitments from Volkswagen Golf GTI to Porsche 911 GT2 RS

    Goodyear has announced a new...

    Goodyear has announced a new range of three Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tyres, branded Eagle F1 SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS.

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    Successor to popular and acclaimed Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 range
    Innovative technologies unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise
    Caters to growing Ultra High Performance (UHP) market, with 34 SKUs arriving between Q1 2019 and Q1 2020with fitments from Volkswagen Golf to Porsche 911

    Goodyear has...

    Goodyear has announced its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tyre, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5.

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    In April 2019, Goodyear South Africa joined in on the international celebrations of World Book Day which took place on April 23, 2019. Goodyear South Africa partnered with two schools in close proximity to its operations; Inxiweni Primary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg, a new Corporate Social Responsibility partner school of Goodyear, as well as Stephen Nkomo Primary School in...

    Goodyear South Africa joined in on the international celebrations of World Book Day which took place on April 23, 2019.

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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 SuperSport range are race-inspired tyres, which can be used on and off track
    Caters to growing Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) segment

    After their announcement late last year, Goodyear is now presenting its flagship performance tyres at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019. Attendees of the motor show will be able to witness the Goodyear Eagle F1...

    After their announcement late last year, Goodyear is now presenting its flagship performance tyres at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019.

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    Goodyear and Klairmont Kollections unveil restored Golden Sahara II on translucent Goodyear tyres at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show
    In collaboration with Klairmont Kollections, Goodyear unveiled the restored Golden Sahara II at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. An iconic custom car of the 1950s and 60s, the Golden Sahara II was one of the first concepts of...

    Goodyear and Klairmont Kollections unveil restored Golden Sahara II on translucent Goodyear tyres at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

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    Goodyear introduces its latest concept tyre at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show
    The Goodyear AERO concept is a two-in-one tyre designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future. This concept would work both as a tyre for driving on the road and a “propeller” for flying through the sky.
    “For over 120 years Goodyear has obsessively pursued innovations and...

    Goodyear introduces its latest concept tyre at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

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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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    Greater robustness & longer service life
    Brussels, November 27, 2018 – Goodyear is launching a brand new mixed service truck tyre range offering optimal damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tyres.  The new OMNITRAC range features new DuraShield technology and combines excellent robustness with enhanced performance and...

    Goodyear is launching a brand new mixed service truck tyre range offering optimal damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service 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 Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV fitted on Audi e-tron in San Francisco
    Goodyear ultra-high performing tyres are chosen for Audi’s first ever electric SUV
    Brussels, 18 September 2018 – Audi revealed its e-tron earlier today, which is the first fully electric SUV to be commercialised by the German car manufacturer. Goodyear has supplied this groundbreaking model with its...

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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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    Jaguar chooses new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV as OE fitment for Jaguar E-PACE
    Goodyear proudly announces that it has been chosen by Jaguar to supply original equipment tyres for the Jaguar E-PACE, the medium-sized SUV of the British vehicle manufacturer.
    Goodyear will supply Jaguar’s new SUV with Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV and Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV All-Terrain.  The...

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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 Launches New Light Tonnage Truck Tyres with increased robustness for all road conditions and vehicle types (diesel, hybrid and electric)
    Twenty new 17.5” and 19.5” steer and drive axle truck tyres
    Uitenhage, April 11, 2018 – Goodyear is launching new KMAX S and KMAX D 17.5” and 19.5” steer and drive axle tyres to satisfy the customer need for robustness, versatility,...

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    Goodyear introduces the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, an Ultra-High-Performance tyre for SUVs
    The new Ultra-High-Performance SUV tyre delivers shorter braking distances for optimal performance
    Brussels, March 2018 – Goodyear introduces the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, the latest model in the Eagle F1 Asymmetric range, which focuses on optimised braking and handling in all...

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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 Unveils Oxygene, a Concept Tyre Designed to Support Cleaner and More Convenient Urban Mobility
    Goodyear’s Oxygene concept envisions a driving solution that improves air quality
    Geneva, March 6th, 2018 – Goodyear’s latest concept tyre, introduced at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, quite literally brings the future of mobility to life as a visionary solution...

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    Goodyear demonstrates its intelligent tyre prototype on the road
    Goodyear intelligent tyre prototype is designed to ensure optimal connectivity between tyre and fleet operators
    Geneva, March 6th, 2018 – At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear showcased the latest advances on its intelligent tyre prototype, a complete tyre information system that includes a tyre,...

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    Goodyear Presents New Tyre Technology Designed to Advance the Performance of Electric Vehicles
    The EfficientGrip Performance prototype with Electric Drive Technology is Goodyear’s latest step in developing tyres that meet the specific demands of Electric Vehicles
    Geneva, March 6th, 2018 – Goodyear offered a sneak peek during the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show of its...

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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’s Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV Ultra-High Performance tyre chosen by Alfa Romeo for the new Stelvio
    Uitenhage, 21 February 2018 –Goodyear’s Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV Ultra-High Performance tyre has been chosen as original equipment on the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the first SUV from the iconic Italian manufacturer.
    Matching Alfa Romeo’s tradition of ground-breaking design...

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    Goodyear tyres chosen as OE fitment for new BMW 5 Series
    Uitenhage, 19 February 2018 – Goodyear is proud to announce that it has been accredited with a wide range of both Summer and Winter tyres as original equipment fitments for the BMW 5 Series.
    The 5 Series drivers can count on the performance of the Goodyear UHP Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 in the following...

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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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    New 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Features Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar
    AKRON Ohio, December 2017 – The 2018 Jeep Wrangler – unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show – will be fitted with two sizes of Goodyear’s Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar.
    The Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar is Goodyear’s best tyre for versatility on and off road. The tyre features DuPont™ Kevlar®...

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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...