Goodyear South Africa original- equipment national manager Norman Newcombe says his company has already received the final stamp of approval from Goodyear’s technical centre in Akron, in the US, which is the heart of the global Goodyear group, as well as from General Motors North America.
“Goodyear South Africa’s factory in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, is one of only two plants in the world to manufacture this tyre – the P265/R16 Wrangler RT/S –and we are thrilled that ours has been selected.
The decision is a solid vote of confidence in Goodyear South Africa’s capabilities and facilities,” says Newcombe.
The tyre is a first for the local plant, as the appointed Wrangler is an additional size to the lineup already produced in Uitenhage.
This particular tyre, known for its on- and off-road capabilities, is also manufactured by Goodyear North America for the Hummer vehicles made in the US.