Goodyear to purchase automated tire inspection supplier Ventech Systems

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Goodyear is to acquire Ventech Systems – a developer of automated tire inspection technology – from Grenzebach Maschinenbau. The new company will add to Goodyear Proactive Solutions’ commercial offerings with an efficient, user-friendly closed loop service.

“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,” said Christopher Helsel, Goodyear vice president and chief technology officer. “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.”

Andreas Pietsch, chief operating officer and business manager at Ventech Systems, added, “Goodyear and Ventech Systems are both companies founded and driven by innovation. 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.”

September 28, 2017

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