Ewals Renews Goodyear Tyre Contract for 3,550 Vehicles
Goodyear has again been chosen as truck tyre supplier by leading logistics service provider Ewals Cargo Care, extending a 20-year-old relationship. The pan-European contract covers the supply of tyres for up to 3,000 trailers and 550 tractors and a full range of truck tyre support services under the Goodyear FleetFirst banner.
Ewals Cargo Care has 49 offices in 13 European countries and is market leader in automotive logistics supply services. With Just-in-Time Delivery as key in the automotive sector, reliability is essential to the company.
“A total EU truck tyre service package linked to a web-based monitoring program exactly meets our needs, therefore, we are continuing our relationship with Goodyear,” said Bart Van Rens, Manager Ewals Fleetcontrol. “We are convinced that the RFID concept contributes to better monitoring of our tyres and, as a logical consequence, will reduce costs. Another great step forward in our fleet monitoring is the newly-created Goodyear ‘eJob’ recording facility. This allows us to get instant information about any work being carried out; as the provider enters the relevant data via a PDA directly the job has been done, anywhere in Europe.”
The majority of Ewals’ trailers are 100m3 mega trailers. For these, Goodyear supplies the high mileage KMAX T RFID (Radio Frequency Identity) 435/50R19.5 trailer tyres, which have microchips built in. This is an important aspect of Ewals’ tyre management as the microchips uniquely interface with FleetOnlineSolutions, Goodyear’s internet-based tyre management program. The benefits this provides include reduced downtime, improved tyre management and greater security. The contract also covers other tyre sizes, which Goodyear supplies as well its mileage-optimized KMAX tyres. In addition, Goodyear ULTRA GRIP MAX dedicated winter truck tyres are fitted to trailers operating in the Nordic region to secure winter mobility.
“We are delighted to continue our long relationship with Ewals,” said Waldek Jarosz, Fleet Solutions Director at Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Not only are we truck tyre and service provider but we have worked together on new truck tyre developments. These have been of great benefit in terms of producing innovative solutions to help improve Ewals fleet efficiency and reduce operating costs.”