Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has reached global supply agreements to become a major tyre supplier to the Volvo Group in Europe and Brazil. Last month, Goodyear was named standard equipment tyre supplier for the Volvo Group's Volvo and Mack truck operations in North America.

Goodyear, with the three-year contracts, will now be a key supplier to the Volvo Group's three major truck brands - Mack, Renault and Volvo - on three continents. Volvo, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, is the world's second largest truck manufacturer.

Tyres for the Volvo vehicles are produced at Goodyear plants in Danville, Virginia, Topeka, Kansas, Colmar Berg, Luxembourg, Wittlich, Germany, Kranj, Slovenia and Sao Paulo, Brazil.