AKRON (Jan. 19, 2006) — Goodyear's Engineered Products division has introduced a universal heater hose aimed at helping reduce inventory complexity.
Goodyear said the E-Z Coil hose eliminates the need to carry more than 200 molded heater hose SKUs. The hose features bendable metal coils combined with straight heater hose to create hose configurations that meet more than 26,000 part applications, the tire maker claimed. The coil can be straightened and rebent several times.
“E-Z Coil eliminates most hassles, including slow-moving inventory, delayed parts deliveries, lost sales, staff distractions and dissatisfied customers,” said Todd Hechler, marketing manager for automotive replacement products. “At the same time, it expands hose applications with less inventory.”