Dolf Hubertus - Nabuurs Fleet Manager, The Netherlands
Logistics is about staying on the move, right? As the Dutch Nabuurs, with HQ in Haps (near Nijmegen), has evolved into a broad supply chain service company, it continues to break ground, to remain futureproof. Which is exactly why they have gone way beyond mere tyres with Goodyear.
As Nabuurs and Goodyear started looking for new ways to make both tyres and fleet perform even better, their way of working evolved.
‘After extensive testing with the latest technology, a Goodyear DrivePoint has been installed at one of the locations. This is a drive-through tyre inspection system that allows automated and dynamic tyre pressure measurement. The data is displayed in an app, on your mobile phone or via the Goodyear portal on your PC/laptop and sends warnings in case of potential problems. This software is also linked to our android on-board computers, which means that the driver can immediately check the status of his tyres and take action if necessary.
’For breakdown road assistance, they rely on ServiceLine24. And with the Goodyear Customer Own Casing process, they renew their tyres. All managed from the Nabuurs workshops.
‘It took some time to get used to the data and alerts’, Dolf explains, ‘but the balance is fine now. And it helps us stay ahead of trouble. Big difference in terms of performance.’
By 2025 the Netherlands will have turned its 40 main municipalities into zero emission zones. That takes innovation at Nabuurs to a whole new level.
‘On the one hand, our excellent tyre pressure and performance today already impact both engine performance and emissions.
’On the other hand, Nabuurs are organising themselves even more as a hub now, with distribution centres close to the municipalities. ‘Which we will be equipping with e-vehicles. That transition is happening now.’
‘We are experimenting with brand new Goodyear technology which is even more performant and efficient, but I can’t say anymore about that. It’s classified,’ Dolf laughs. ‘It really is.’
‘Just so you know, we and Goodyear, we have many more miles to cover.’