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Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton tyre factory with 330 job losses

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton-This is more bad news for Birmingham with the closure of the remaining Goodyear factory. This comes as no surprise to me?

The UK tyre industry. Has been in decline for years. Like most other industries. They will be moving the remaining rubber mixing and truck remoulds. Thus, to other factories and probably China.

As Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton. I feel sorry for the 330 workers.Naturally, who will lose their jobs. Wishing them the best of luck in the future.

This is a problem. Especially, when you are one of the rich nations in the world? Companies are trying to save money. Thus, to compete, by re-locating to

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton,
One of the famous Goodyear adverts from the seventies that helped put Goodyear tyres on the map here in the UK

countries like China.

I can foresee a time when the tables will be turning. Thus when Britain moves away from the EU. Then we will be able to offer better deals . Especially for manufacturers to come and locate in the UK again. As expected, freed from the shackles of the silly EU laws and rules.

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton

This bad news comes only a few years after Goodyear/Dunlop injected £6 million into the ailing tyre factory. In 2012 it was said that things were on the up and up for the motor industry, after this cash injection was announced.

Goodyear as a company have always been held in high respect. They gave me my first management job as the manager of their tyre retailing arm Tyreservices in Huddersfield Yorkshire, back in the seventies.

I made many visits to Goodyear Wolverhampton to attend various training and education seminars. They were the inspiration for me to set up my own business and helped by backing my new business with good credit facilities and help with point of sale and advertising aids.

It will be sad for many a tyre dealer here in the UK, who have been inspired by Goodyear tyres and the headlines of “Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton” will be hard felt across the Wolverhampton community.

Eric Roberts

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