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Goodyear Acquires German Automated Tire Inspection System Provider

November 09, 2017

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems of Dorsten, Germany, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH. Photo: Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems of Dorsten, Germany, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH. Photo: Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has completed the acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH, a provider of automated tire inspection technology.

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. Andrew 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.

Ventech Systems provides a fully-automated tire inspection system that checks tire pressure, tread depth, and vehicle weight for buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles. The acquisition is aimed at strengthening 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.

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