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‘Shark sponsorship’ – Giti Tire and Enki Tan’s passion

‘Shark sponsorship’ – Giti Tire and Enki Tan’s passion

Wednesday 6th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Many tyre manufacturers sponsor football teams, but Giti Tire has its own whale shark. This unorthodox sponsorship placement arose from the company’s partnership with Conservation International (CI), a relationship that dates back a number of years and closely entwined with Enki Tan’s passion for environmental conservation.

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Giti Tire: Newly-commissioned factory supplying demand for ‘made in America’ tyres

Giti Tire: Newly-commissioned factory supplying demand for ‘made in America’ tyres

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Production at Giti Tire’s newest factory began in September, and yesterday the tyre maker welcomed two parties who played a role in bringing the US$560 million plant to the USA. Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, and Greg Foran, president and chief executive officer of Walmart US, toured the 1.7 million square foot facility in Richburg, South Carolina and celebrated its inauguration.

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Richard Lyons resigns from Giti

Richard Lyons resigns from Giti

Friday 18th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr Enki Tan, executive chairman of Giti Tire, has announced that Stefan Fischer and Corrado Moglia have been appointed as managing directors – Europe. The news follows the resignation of Richard Lyons, who has left the company with immediate effect. Prior to his resignation, Lyons was managing director Giti Tire (Europe) and director - International Sales & Marketing, Passenger Car.

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Groundbreaking held for Giti Tire’s US plant

Friday 13th February 2015 | 0 Comments

An event was held yesterday to mark the official start of work on Giti Tire’s new facility in the USA. Local and company dignitaries, including Giti Tire executive chairman Enki Tan, were present at the Chester County site in South Carolina to mark the groundbreaking with a ceremonial shovelful of soil.

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Lyons to head Giti international PCR marketing and sales

Lyons to head Giti international PCR marketing and sales

Wednesday 14th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire managing director – Europe, Richard Lyons has been appointed director of international marketing & sales for passenger car. Lyons will retain his role within Europe while increasing the scope of his responsibility for Giti passenger car tyres. Complementing the role fulfilled by Chris Bloor, director of international marketing & sales for commercial tyres, they are jointly responsible for all commercial and product activities outside of the Chinese and Indonesian markets across the replacement and original equipment initiatives, the manufacturer states.

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