The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH, a leader in automated tire inspection technology, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH to support its fleet services in Europe and other geographies of the world.
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 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.
Andre Weisz, managing director, Goodyear Proactive Solutions, has been named CEO 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.
Goodyear says this acquisition strengthens its “one stop” value proposition toward 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.