Goodyear - technology partners of Centre for Sustainable Road Freight

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. It employs about 66,000 people and manufactures products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg  strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.

gggIn the UK & Ireland Goodyear works with leading logistics suppliers such as Eddie Stobart, Wincanton, DHL, Lloyd Fraser and Elddis transport. With a focus on reducing the carbon footprint and total cost of ownership for fleets, Goodyear is committed to investing in the most technologically advanced products that deliver against a fleet’s key performance needs.

Benefits of Membership

Marc Preedy, Goodyear’s UK and Ireland Commercial Director comments:

“Improving the sustainability of the road freight industry is something we are committed to both from a product performance and tyre maintenance perspective. Working with the Centre of Sustainable Road Freight gives us the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded industry peers and leading researchers from two of the UK’s most-respected Universities on this important challenge. We believe tyres have a crucial role to play and taking an active role in this type of research is fundamental to our aim to help the freight industry towards a more sustainable future.”

Goodyear is currently supporting the following projects:


Low Energy B2B Delivery Vehicles

Introduction Large heavy goods vehicles are used in an urban context for various applications including deliveries to city centre supermarkets, department stores and convenience stores as well as refuse collection Read more…


Future Mapping

This project will aim to review and synthesise all research into CO2 abatement measures for road freight transport undertaken in the Centre and elsewhere and on this basis construct a Read more…