Goodyear Offers New Hose Tracking Technology


To help industrial hose end-users, Goodyear Engineered Products is introducing an on-line tracking system that takes the guesswork out of hose maintenance.

Goodyear Hose Trakker Online monitors hose assemblies from pre-installation through the life of the product. The web-based tool is available only to Goodyear Star distributors and allows their customers to access hose assembly records, while sharing information with a click of a mouse.

According to Keith Collett, Goodyear's industrial hose marketing manager, Hose Trakker Online monitors inventories, product location, maintenance schedules and test history of industrial hose assemblies.

"The service provides Goodyear Star distributors and end-users with an innovative tool in an industry where performance and maintenance are critical," said Mr. Collett.

"This technology is one more example of Goodyear's commitment to providing customers with unparalleled levels of value-added services," he said. "Working with our Star network, we are helping to ensure consistent, reliable hose assembly performance."

Hose Trakker Online, jointly developed with InfoChip Systems Inc., of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, initially uses serial tags installed by Star distributors that identify hose assemblies. Next generation hoses will use radio frequency identification microchips that uniquely identify the product and further simplify the identification and tracking process.

Source: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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