Truck maker DAF recently recognised Goodyear as a ‘master’ in its 2021 supplier performance management program.
The program is designed to recognise suppliers in a broad range of categories from product development, operations support and business alignment.
It is the first time Goodyear has achieved the score of ‘master’, the highest category within the program. The tyre maker attributes the achievement to the “work and dedication” of its teams who, maintained Goodyear’s “high standards of operational excellence despite a disruptive macro environment”.
As a dedicated development partner, Goodyear also supports truck and trailer manufacturers in planning for the future. For example, the newly introduced Fuelmax Endurance tyre, gives DAF’s new generation of trucks a lower rolling resistance and supports reducing the vehicle’s carbon footprint by two per cent, according to the tyre maker.
On top, all Goodyear on-road tyres are compatible with alternative drivetrains such as hybrid and battery-electric HGVs. Goodyear says this solidifies its position as a trusted supplier and partner that consistently adds value through innovation.
The European Commission has introduced VECTO, which stands for Vehicle Energy Consumption Calculation Tool. Goodyear adds that it is working with OEMs and fleet customers to maximise sustainability efforts and overall fleet efficiency. Alongside a host of influencing factors such as vehicle type and weight and aerodynamics, tyre rolling resistance has a major role to play.
Furthermore, Goodyear’s Total Mobility end-to-end solution also helped it boost its eligibility for the ‘master’ certification. By using advanced technologies and solutions, DAF and Goodyear have strengthened their working relationship year over year and will continue to support leading fleets across Europe to drive results in competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability.