Growth in vehicle models, options drives increasing demand for premium tires

Innovative Mercury Production Process allows on-demand fulfilment of customer orders

New Luxembourg Facility to begin production in 2019

Advancing its connected-business model, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced plans to create a new facility in Luxembourg that utilizes an innovative production process to meet growing customer and consumer demand for premium tires.

Named Mercury, the proprietary process features highly-automated, interconnected workstations, using additive manufacturing technologies to efficiently produce premium tires in small- batch quantities on-demand for replacement and original equipment customers.

Goodyear Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Richard J. Kramer announced Mercury and the company’s plans at the groundbreaking event for the facility here.

“Mercury addresses the increasing complexity in the tire industry as the number of vehicle models and options available to consumers continues to proliferate,” said Kramer. “It gives us the capability to increase our speed and flexibility to meet the growing demand for small volumes of high- margin, premium Goodyear tires and to deliver them to customers on demand, faster than ever.”

“Mercury will advance our connected business model, which aligns all of our assets – from the production floor to consumers who choose Goodyear online and at retail,” he added. “It will complement our existing high-volume facilities and give us a true competitive advantage.”

The new facility, set to open in 2019, is in close proximity to Goodyear’s Luxembourg innovation centre and tire proving grounds. The company is investing $77 million in the facility, which will produce approximately 500,000 tires annually and create approximately 70 new, full-time positions.

The technology used in the Mercury production process was developed and tested over the past five years at Goodyear’s innovation and development centres. The name Mercury is a reference to the mythical god of trade and travel, which inspired the creation of Goodyear’s winged foot logo by company founder Frank A. Seiberling.

Visite du salon international de l’industrie ‘Hannover Messe 2018’

May 08, 2018

Le 24 avril, la Chambre de Commerce et la FEDIL – The Voice of Luxembourg’s Industry ont organisé une visite accompagnée au salon international de l’industrie ‘Hannover Messe’. Avec quelque 200.000 visiteurs de plus de 70 pays, le plus important salon industriel au monde a éveillé un grand intérêt parmi les industriels luxembourgeois qui se sont rendus nombreux à Hanovre en charter spécial. A cette occasion, la Chambre de Commerce a organisé une journée luxembourgeoise sur son stand, en présence de l’Ambassadeur du Luxembourg en Allemagne, Jean Graff, et du président de la FEDIL, Nicolas Buck.

Lancement du programme de digitalisation des PME

Jan 23, 2018

En date du 18 janvier 2018, le ministère de l’Économie, la Chambre des métiers, la Chambre de commerce et l’agence nationale de promotion de l’innovation Luxinnovation ont présenté un programme de digitalisation des PME destiné à faire progresser la transition digitale au sein des petites et moyennes entreprises et à leur permettre d’utiliser au mieux les possibilités offertes par le numérique. S’adressant aux PME relevant des secteurs du commerce, de l’industrie, de l’artisanat et de l’horeca, l’assistance apportée aux entreprises comprend plusieurs étapes : la sensibilisation et l’information quant aux enjeux de la digitalisation, un diagnostic professionnel de l’entreprise avec formulation de recommandations, ainsi qu’un accompagnement lors de la mise en œuvre des solutions proposées.

Smart Start-ups and new Business Models in Supply Chain – Conference Review

May 31, 2018

Out of the box thinking and disruptive innovation are needed in fast paced sectors like supply chain. Start-Ups are creative enough to inspire big players during these game changing times. In order to promote innovative concepts and projects in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, the 11th Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg conference on May 29th 2018 was dedicated to “Smart Start-ups and new Business Models in Supply Chain”. The topic attracted over 100 guests to the Chamber of Commerce where ten start-ups that had the opportunity to present their services.