Goodyear supports WFA by supplying Wranglers for the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative team Amarok vehicles. This is the seventh year that the tyre manufacturer has sponsored the rugged, all terrain 4x4 tyres to help give the anti-poaching teams an advantage when patrolling the country’s nature reserves.
“Goodyear is proud to be a partner that assists proactive rhino protection and anti-poaching activities. As a leading 4x4 tyre brand in South Africa we are honoured that Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tyres were the rangers’ tyre of choice and contributes to their safety and comfort on challenging terrain,” says Tracy Maclear, Goodyear South Africa Group Marketing & Brand Manager.
Geshen Govender, Goodyear Consumer Product Manager explains the benefits of having these tyres fitted to the conservation vehicles. “Being an all-terrain tyre, the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure is suited to both on- and off-road travelling. The Kevlar reinforced layer, coupled with Durawall technology, resists punctures and cuts in off-road driving conditions. The optimised tread design ensures even pressure distribution across the tyre footprint for improved mileage. The tyre is a well-suited fit to their requirements.”
In a separate, but related gesture, Goodyear also named Wilderness Foundation Africa as its beneficiary during the recent Speed Stars television show that aired on Ignition TV (Dstv channel 189). Goodyear South Africa made a cash donation of R10 000 towards the Foundation’s continued conservation efforts.