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Goodyear to acquire tyre inspection technology firm Ventech Systems

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company will acquire Ventech Systems, a leader in automated tyre inspection technology, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau. Based in Dorsten, Germany, Ventech Systems delivers innovative measuring devices for the vehicle industry. It provides a fully-automated tyre inspection system that quickly and easily checks tyre pressure, tread depth and vehicle weight for buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles.

“Over the past three years, our Goodyear Proactive Solutions business has collaborated with Ventech Systems to integrate its data gathering and analysis capabilities into our fleet management solution. Feedback from our fleet customers has been excellent, and we view this as an important opportunity to enhance our service and value proposition for customers,” said Christopher Helsel, Goodyear vice president and chief technology officer.

“Goodyear’s strong market presence enables additional worldwide growth opportunities for Ventech Systems. We are excited to support Goodyear’s fleet customers with our unique technology in terms of process optimization, business efficiency and road safety,” said Andreas Pietsch, Ventech Systems chief operating officer and business manager.
The acquisition will further expand Goodyear Proactive Solutions’ commercial offerings with an efficient, user-friendly closed loop service enabling fleet operators to measure tyre pressure, tread depth and vehicle weight on all their vehicles each time they enter or exit their depot.

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