With more than 100 years experience supplying US military vehicles with key tyres fitments, Goodyear have won an impressive new contract.
Goodyear tyres have been selected by BAE Tactical Vehicle Systems as the standard supplier for a widely used military transport vehicle.
BAE, based in Sealy, Texas, has picked the Goodyear 395/85R20 MV/T tyre as the exclusive fitment for the company’s FMTV (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles), the US Army’s vehicle of choice in the 2.5-10-tonne capacity.
The contract calls for the supply of approximately 100,000 tyres manufactured at the Danville factory in Virginia throughout 2010.
Kris Fettig, Goodyear military OE account executive, said: “Goodyear is extremely pleased with BAE Systems’ decision to source Goodyear tyres exclusively on this platform and, more importantly, this fitment signifies an important step forward in Goodyear’s working relationship with one of the world’s premier providers of military vehicles.”
More than 53,000 FMTVs and trailers have been produced since 1991.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team