Goodyear's two main innovation centres are located in Colmar-Berg (pictured) and Akron, Ohio (USA).
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Goodyear has announced it will invest $36m in its Colmar-Berg facilities in Luxembourg, mainly geared to process improvements and ramping up its off-the-road (OTR) tyre production.
The announcement was made at the construction and industry trade fair, Bauma, which is being held in Munich this week until 14 April.
OTR tyres are a specific category of tyres which allow vehicles to gain better traction on uneven surfaces, such as gravel or sand. There are a multitude of applications for OTR tyres, including surface and underground mining, as well as industrial usage for ports, construction sites, and more.
During the Bauma fair, Goodyear also presented its TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system) heavy duty predictive analysis technology and debuted its Omnitrac range for mixed service trucks.
On 21 March, it was also announced that Goodyear and the University of Luxembourg had lauched a four-year research project focusing on near-field communication in automotive safety sytems, funded by the tyre giant along with the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).
Goodyear has some 64,000 employees in 47 facilities in 21 countries, including its main innovation centres in Colmar-Berg and Akron, Ohio (USA).