Acquisition of Ventech Systems by Goodyear is Complete
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has completed the previously announced acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH, a leader in automated tyre inspection technology, to support its fleet services in Europe and other geographies of the world. Ventech Systems provides a fully-automated tire inspection system that quickly and easily checks tyre pressure, tread depth and vehicle weight for buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles.
The company, based in Dorsten, Germany, will be integrated into the Goodyear Proactive Solutions business in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, where Goodyear’s Proactive Solutions program is currently available. Andre Weisz, managing director, Goodyear Proactive Solutions, has been named chief executive officer of Ventech Systems. Andreas Pietsch, Ventech Systems chief operating officer, will remain in that position.
Last year, Goodyear launched Goodyear Proactive Solutions to provide a full suite of operations management solutions supporting fleet owners to improve safety, decrease fuel use, reduce their carbon footprint and support the digital transformation of their fleet.
The acquisition strengthens Goodyear’s one-stop value proposition towards fleets, including premium tyres, advanced technology, and mobile fleet solutions as well as a complete service package to allow them to optimise their total cost of ownership and efficiency.
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world.