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    Johannesburg – No stranger to the tyre manufacturing industry, Piotr Czyzyk was recently appointed as managing director for Goodyear South Africa, where he has served in a number of roles and markets for the past 17 years. While in his erstwhile role as PBU Commercial Director in Europe, Czyzyk was responsible for overseeing the Central Europe operation, garnering keen insights...

    No stranger to the tyre manufacturing industry, Piotr Czyzyk was recently appointed as managing director for Goodyear South Africa, where he has served in a number of roles and markets for the past 17 years.

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    Goodyear finalises specification of single PURE ETCR tyre
    Testing programme continues with teams and partners
    “Overwhelmingly positive” feedback for unique treaded tyre

    Following several months of testing and high-profile launch events, Goodyear has finalised the specification of the unique treaded tyre that will be used in the exciting new PURE ETCR electric touring car...

    Following several months of testing and high-profile launch events, Goodyear has finalised the specification of the unique treaded tyre that will be used in the exciting new PURE ETCR electric touring car championship when it gets underway next year.

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    This week, Goodyear has once again heeded to the call to bring smiles, cheers and laughter to 167 grade 7 learners at its partnering school, Inxiweni Primary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg. Working with the Keep A Dream Alive Project, Goodyear delivered 167 canvasses to the learners as well as officially opened the school library which has been donated by the...

    This week, Goodyear has once again heeded to the call to bring smiles, cheers and laughter to 167 grade 7 learners at its partnering school, Inxiweni Primary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg.

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    Goodyear completes WEC season with perfect result
    Jackie Chan DC Racing finishes first; Jota places second
    Final race in open competition before Goodyear’s exclusive supply

    Goodyear completed its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a perfect result on Saturday as its partner teams finished first and second in the 8 Hours of Bahrain.
    Jackie Chan DC...

    Goodyear completed its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a perfect result on Saturday as its partner teams finished first and second in the 8 Hours of Bahrain.

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    Two Goodyear teams finish on the LMP2 podium 
    Goodyear’s first 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2006
    Goodyear Blimp captivates the paddock and fans around the world

    Goodyear made a triumphant comeback to the world’s most prestigious endurance race this weekend, with two Goodyear partner teams finishing on the podium in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the return of the Goodyear...

    Goodyear made a triumphant comeback to the world’s most prestigious endurance race this weekend, with two Goodyear partner teams finishing on the podium in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the return of the Goodyear Blimp to a European race event.

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    Goodyear South Africa is proud to announce that it has attained Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 6 Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice. After the Codes of Good Practice were amended and promulgated in 2015, Goodyear improved its status from Level 8. This was achieved by Goodyear forming a project team that made a concerted effort to...

    Goodyear South Africa is proud to announce that it has attained Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 6 Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice. After the Codes of Good Practice were amended and promulgated in 2015, Goodyear improved its status from Level 8.

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    Goodyear Blimp to fly at 24 Hours of Le Mans and Nürburgring
    First flight over a European race for more than 35 years
    Latest Goodyear Blimp debuted in Europe earlier this summer
    Builds on century-long relationship between Goodyear and Zeppelin

    For many Formula 1 and Le Mans fans of the seventies and eighties, the arrival of the Goodyear Blimp was a truly memorable...

    For many Formula 1 and Le Mans fans of the seventies and eighties, the arrival of the Goodyear Blimp was a truly memorable moment.

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    Goodyear makes long-awaited Le Mans comeback
    Five teams choose Goodyear for 24-hour marathon
    Goodyear predicts record-breaking pace

    Goodyear is aiming to add a comeback win to its record of 14 victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans when it makes its long-awaited return to the world’s most prestigious endurance race this month. This month’s race will be the first Le Mans to...

    Goodyear is aiming to add a comeback win to its record of 14 victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans when it makes its long-awaited return to the world’s most prestigious endurance race this month.

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    Motorsport provides the toughest laboratory for testing and developing new products, and the old adage of ‘Win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ applies not just to car manufacturers but to companies like Goodyear, too. For this reason, Goodyear has had a rich involvement in various forms of racing for several decades and is proud to have more Formula 1 wins than any other tyre...

    Motorsport provides the toughest laboratory for testing and developing new products, and the old adage of ‘Win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ applies not just to car manufacturers but to companies like Goodyear, too.

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    The return of the Goodyear Blimp to Europe is the perfect time to celebrate a century of innovation in the skies, going back to the very first Goodyear Blimps in the 1910s. Since then, the Goodyear Blimp has become a globally recognised icon and a permanent fixture at sporting and cultural events across the globe.
    This year, the newest Goodyear-branded blimp was introduced in...

    The return of the Goodyear Blimp to Europe is the perfect time to celebrate a century of innovation in the skies, going back to the very first Goodyear Blimps in the 1910s. Since then, the Goodyear Blimp has become a globally recognised icon and a permanent fixture at sporting and cultural events across the globe.

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    Goodyear to become new title partner of the Promotor’s Cup
    Luxembourg, September 2020 - Goodyear becomes the proud title partner of the formerly known Promoter’s Cup category of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC) for the 2020 season.  The category for ‘CHROME’ rated drivers, dedicated to upcoming talent, will be known as the Goodyear Cup and feature the same...

    Goodyear to become new title partner of the Promotor’s Cup

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    Goodyear appointed exclusive tyre supplier and official partner to WTCR
    World’s top level of touring car racing to begin 2020 season at Zolder
    Goodyear develops highly versatile single slick tyre specification

    Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, September 2020 - Another exciting international motorsport program for Goodyear starts this weekend, with the first round of the WTCR -...

    Another exciting international motorsport program for Goodyear starts this weekend, with the first round of the WTCR - FIA World Touring Car Cup.

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    Goodyear partner teams second and third in LMP2 standings
    Teams used last weekend’s ELMS race as preparation
    Third ‘B-spec’ tyre compound makes WEC debut

    Brussels, August 2020 - Goodyear’s World Championship title hunt gets ever-closer with the restart of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps this coming weekend. The three...

    Goodyear’s World Championship title hunt gets ever-closer with the restart of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps this coming weekend.

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    Goodyear South Africa has once again heeded to the call to impact lives in communities by participating in the celebrations for International Mandela Day. July 18 was declared Nelson Mandela International Day, and South Africans embrace the opportunity to celebrate former President Mandela’s life for the whole of July. The celebrations included blanket drives with employee and...

    Goodyear South Africa has once again heeded to the call to impact lives in communities by participating in the celebrations for International Mandela Day.

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    Goodyear will supply two types of 4x4 tyres for the New Land Rover Defender
    July 30, 2020 – Jaguar Land Rover has been working closely for many years with Goodyear on the supply of original equipment tyres (OE) for various models in its wide range. This time, the British brand is once again relying on Goodyear to equip its true off-road icon, the New Land Rover Defender, which...

    Goodyear will supply two types of 4x4 tyres for the New Land Rover Defender

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    Algarve Pro Racing chooses Goodyear as ELMS LMP2 Development Partner 
    Goodyear and premium watch manufacturer, B.R.M, form partnership with Algarve Pro Racing

    European Le Mans Series (ELMS) LMP2 racing team Algarve Pro Racing has announced a tyre technical partnership with Goodyear for the 2020 season.
    As the reigning Asian Le Mans Series Champion, Algarve Pro Racing has...

    European Le Mans Series (ELMS) LMP2 racing team Algarve Pro Racing has announced a tyre technical partnership with Goodyear for the 2020 season.

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    Goodyear unveils its latest concept tyre at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show
    GENEVA, March 4rd, 2020 – The Goodyear reCharge is a revolutionary self-regenerating concept tyre that can adapt and change to meet individual mobility needs.
    “Goodyear wants the tyre to be an even more powerful contributor to answering consumers’ specific mobility needs,” said Mike...

    Goodyear unveils its latest concept tyre at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show

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    Goodyear has been chosen as the official tyre supplier and a founding partner for the first all-electric multi-brand touring car series, Pure ETCR.
    Goodyear is developing a bespoke tyre for Pure ETCR which will incorporate a combination of technologies inspired by Goodyear’s latest electric vehicle tyres and the new Eagle F1 SuperSport ultra-high performance range. The...

    Goodyear has been chosen as the official tyre supplier and a founding partner for the first all-electric multi-brand touring car series, Pure ETCR.

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    Extremely tough edition confirms durability of Goodyear carcass-technology
    January 20, 2020 – The KAMAZ-master team finished in 1st and 2nd position after 12 challenging stages and won the renowned DAKAR 2020. Claiming their 17th win, the KAMAZ-master team proudly adds this victory to their illustrious track record and celebrates with Goodyear as their official tyre...

    The KAMAZ-master team finished in 1st and 2nd position after 12 challenging stages and won the renowned DAKAR 2020.

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    First and only tyre manufacturer to purchase dynamic driving simulator
    AKRON, Ohio, January 2020 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company announced it will enhance its product development capabilities with the purchase of new VI-grade driving simulators, including a dynamic model, a first for tyre manufacturers.
    Goodyear has selected a COMPACT Simulator recently delivered to...

    First and only tyre manufacturer to purchase dynamic driving simulator

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    The only tyre manufacturer to do it 5 times!
    Goodyear South Africa has once again been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020 for excellence in employee conditions. This global certification has been awarded to Goodyear for the fifth time this year, cementing its position as the leading Top Employer tyre manufacturing company in South...

    Goodyear South Africa has once again been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020 for excellence in employee conditions.

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    Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tyres will show their strength during a 2,000-kilometer journey on rugged African roads, equipping 16 Land Rover Discovery vehicles. Participants driving across the Kavango-Zambezi (Kaza) National Park will be able to rely on Goodyear tyres to conquer tough terrains through the second largest nature reserve in the world.
    The setting for the biennial...

    Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tyres will show their strength during a 2,000-kilometer journey on rugged African roads, equipping 16 Land Rover Discovery vehicles.

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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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    A concerning trend is the increase of worn-out, unsafe tyres on our roads. Goodyear South Africa recently held a tyre safety demonstration at Zwartkops Raceway with the assistance of the Volkswagen Driving Academy.
    The tyre safety demonstration was conducted by using two identical cars, driving side by side throughout the skidpan. One of the cars was fitted with new tyres and...

    A concerning trend is the increase of worn-out, unsafe tyres on our roads. Goodyear South Africa recently held a tyre safety demonstration at Zwartkops Raceway with the assistance of the Volkswagen Driving Academy.

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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...

    Tyre Condition - 24 Oct 19

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...

    Gym Opening - 7 Mar 19

    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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    Standard Goodyear truck tyres to tackle the sands of Peru
    Brussels, December 11th, 2018 – Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco, veterans of the legendary Dakar rally, are going for gold again in the world’s toughest race, driving on standard Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres.  The 2019 Dakar Rally takes place from January 6th to 17th in Peru where the 5,000 kilometre challenge will be driven...

    Brussels, December 11th, 2018 – Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco, veterans of the legendary Dakar rally, are going for gold again in the world’s toughest race, driving on standard Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres. The 2019 Dakar Rally takes place from January 6th to 17th in Peru where the 5,000 kilometre challenge will be driven mainly on sand.

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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...

    Goodyear South Africa has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2019 for excellence in employee conditions.

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