Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH, a leader in automated tire inspection technology. Ventech Systems provides a fully-automated tire inspection system that quickly and easily checks tire pressure, tread depth and vehicle weight for buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles. The acquisition is intended to to support the tiremaker’s fleet services in Europe and other parts of the world.
The company, based in Dorsten, Germany, will be integrated into the Goodyear Proactive Solutions business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Andre Weisz, managing director of 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 adds to Goodyear’s one stop value proposition towards fleets, including premium tires, advanced technology and mobile fleet solutions as well as a complete service package to allow them to optimize their total cost of ownership and efficiency, according to the company.