Connect with us

Global Aftermarket

Goodyear Tire Cutting 1,000+ Jobs At German Plants In Plan To Modernize Facilities

The facilities affected by the plan include Dunlop Tires Germany GMbH facilities in Hanau and Fulda. The company is planning for changes to the layout of the plants as well as efficiency gains from new equipment.

Advertisement
Click Here to Read More
Advertisement

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said this week it expects to cut 1,100 jobs at two of its Dunlop tire plants in Germany as part of a plan to modernize tire manufacturing facilities and curtail production. 

The decision to curtail the production of less profitable tire segments led to the job cuts, according to MarketWatch. After the announcement, Goodyear’s stock rose 1.7 percent in morning trade. The Akron, Ohio-based tiremaker said it expects to record charges of $135 million with $90 million recorded in the first quarter of 2019 as a result of the facility rationalization plan, which is expected to be completed during 2022.

Advertisement

The facilities affected by the plan include Dunlop Tires Germany GMbH facilities in Hanau and Fulda. The company is planning for changes to the layout of the plants as well as efficiency gains from new equipment. The upgrades are meant to improve Goodyear’s competitiveness and increase production of premium consumer tires that are 17-inch and larger in diameter, the Akron Beacon Journal reported. 

Goodyear said the changes are expected to boost operating income for its Europe, Middle East and Africa business by an annualized $60 million to $70 million over a three-year period beginning in 2020, MarketWatch reported. 

Advertisement

In 2017, Goodyear closed its Philippsburg, Germany, Dunlop tire plant, where 890 people worked, The Beacon Journal reported.

Advertisement

POPULAR POSTS

Sponsored Content

Keep Drivers Comfortable with Airborne Contaminant Control

Connect
aftermarketNews