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Good Year Shah Alam to end operations in 2024.

Under its “Goodyear Forward” transformation blueprint, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced plans to close its Shah Alam facility in Malaysia by the end of 2024, marking a significant shift in its operations. This decision, impacting 550 positions, raises questions about the future of its 180 Goodyear AutoCare outlets nationwide.

Since its establishment in 1972, the Shah Alam factory has been a key player in Goodyear’s Malaysian operations, symbolising its commitment to the local economy and automotive industry. However, the impending closure aligns with the overarching goals of the “Goodyear Forward” agenda, aimed at achieving annual cost savings of $1.0 billion by 2025. This strategic plan involves phasing out the Dunlop brand and streamlining the company’s global presence to enhance shareholder returns and competitiveness.

The closure of the Shah Alam facility presents challenges for the local workforce, with 550 employees facing uncertain futures. Goodyear has committed to managing this transition respectfully and transparently for affected personnel. However, concerns linger about the broader impact on the local community and the future viability of Goodyear’s AutoCare network in Malaysia.

The decision to cease operations at the Shah Alam plant reflects a broader trend of global restructuring in the tyre manufacturing industry, driven by the need to adapt to changing market dynamics and technological advancements. As Goodyear embarks on this transformative journey, stakeholders in the automotive sector will closely monitor the implications of these strategic decisions. The closure marks the end of an era for Goodyear in Malaysia, signalling a shift towards a more agile and focused approach to its global operations.


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