Goodyear Dunlop plan to secure future of UK plant

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Birmingham, UK-Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd has applied for planning permission to redevelop its 90-acre Stafford Road site in Wolverhampton, in the English Midlands.

Under the plan, the firm would invest in the raw material mixing, calendering and truck tyre retreading operations at the site, which currently employs around 500.

Production of agricultural tyres would, however, be phased out, with the remainder of the site to be redeveloped for residential housing, social and leisure facilities, said a 28 June…

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