Tag: Giti Tire

‘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 gains two MGTS Asia supplier awards

Giti Tire gains two MGTS Asia supplier awards

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

At its inaugural Asia Supplier Award ceremony on 21 November, car accessory sourcing, development and supply specialist MGTS honoured Giti Tire Corporation as ‘Best Spare Parts & Tires Supplier’ and also named it recipient of its ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility’ accolade. By taking home two of the nine awards given out at the ceremony, Giti Tire notes that it finished “above many other leading global tyre and automotive supply manufacturers.”

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Giti launches key trailer tyre size for growing volume transport segment

Giti launches key trailer tyre size for growing volume transport segment

Wednesday 25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has added sizes to its wide base tyre range for the growing volume transport segment. The company has added size 445/45R19.5 alongside the 435/50R19.5 in its Giti GTL925 pattern. The lower diameter of the new size gives high cube trailer fleets the opportunity to maximise the inside loading volume of up to three meters height, while still respecting the total vehicle height of four meters allowed across Europe.

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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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Giti extends trailer tyre range with new key sizes for GTL919

Giti extends trailer tyre range with new key sizes for GTL919

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has added key 19.5” and 22.5” sizes to its Giti GTL919 trailer tyre for long and regional haulage. With the addition of sizes 245/70R19.5, 265/70R19.5 and 385/65R22.5, the portfolio now contains eight dimensions. Tony McHugh, TBR sales and marketing director UK at Giti Tire, said that the new sizes will be of particular interest to low platform trailer users, while the higher load indices show Giti is developing its commercial tyre range in line with European standards.

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Providing inspiration through motorsport: Giti Tire partners with Team BRIT

Providing inspiration through motorsport: Giti Tire partners with Team BRIT

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year, Giti Tire debuted as sponsor and tyre supplier to the Fun Cup UK, and the tyre maker says it is proud to return for a second year in 2017. In addition to sponsoring the Fun Cup series, this year Giti Tire is also partnering with Team BRIT, a charity set up to inspire veterans with disabilities, PTSD, and mental health issues by demonstrating what can be achieved through motorsports.

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Australian truck race series running on Giti tyres

Australian truck race series running on Giti tyres

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

In its first truck and bus tyre racing series partnership anywhere in the world, Giti Tire has become the main sponsor of the 2017 Super Truck Nationals race series in Australia. The tyre maker’s truck and bus race debut coincides with the launch of the Giti brand truck and bus range in the Oceania region.

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GT Radial expands winter car lineup, wins plaudits for winter coach tyre

GT Radial expands winter car lineup, wins plaudits for winter coach tyre

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched the GT Radial WinterPro2, available for the 2017 winter season in the UK from exclusive PCR distributor Micheldever Tyre Services. The manufacturer’s Giti brand commercial range has also received a winter boost with a leading UK coach hire company endorsing its first specific winter marked tyre.

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Giti prepares for winter with GitiWinterW1

Giti prepares for winter with GitiWinterW1

Wednesday 9th August 2017 | 0 Comments

While Giti Tire presented the first six patterns for its Giti brand truck and bus tyre range at this year’s CV Show and intends for these products to replace the GT Radial commercial range in Europe, the company has yet to announce when it will launch its flagship brand into the UK consumer tyre market. Germany remains the only European market to have received the Giti car and SUV tyre range to-date, and this means we won’t be seeing the newest winter product, the GitiWinterW1, over here – at least for the time being.

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GT Radial moves from exclusive to multiple car tyre distribution in Germany

GT Radial moves from exclusive to multiple car tyre distribution in Germany

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

An open relationship after 22 years of monogamy: German wholesaler Reifen Gundlach has lost exclusive distribution of the GT Radial passenger car tyre range in Germany. Although remaining a close bedfellow of brand owner Giti Tire, from the start of the coming winter season it will share this bed with three other wholesalers.

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Almost 400,000 Primewell tyres recalled in the USA

Tuesday 11th July 2017 | 0 Comments

A total of 394,378 Primewell brand passenger car tyres are being recalled in the USA due to their potential to develop cracks in the lower sidewall. Beginning 20 July, GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. is recalling the replacement market Primewell Valera Touring II in sizes 185/65R14 86H, 195/60R15 88H, 205/55R16 91H, 205/60R16 92V, 215/60R17 96H and 235/60R17 102T.

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VW Passat: First Giti tyre approval for new USA factory

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has received confirmation that two sizes of Giti brand tyres will be fitted as original equipment on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat in North America. The Passat will wear the All-Season GitiComfort A1 in sizes 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H. These approvals are the first original equipment placements for Giti brand tyres that will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Chester County, South Carolina, which is expected to begin production later this year.

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Dörr Motorsport and Giti Tire achieve unexpected 2nd in class at Nürburgring 24h

Dörr Motorsport and Giti Tire achieve unexpected 2nd in class at Nürburgring 24h

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire participated in the 45th ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring partnership with Team Dörr, one of Germany’s most experienced motorsport companies, finishing second in the SP8 class and 40th overall. Its fastest lap time was 09:11.087 minutes. The team’s Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo gained pole position in its class after qualifying but had its winning chances snatched away with a broken drive shaft with two hours remaining. The relationship with Team Dörr dates back to January 2017.

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Giti targets buses and refuse fleets with GT867 leading Far East urban tyre

Giti targets buses and refuse fleets with GT867 leading Far East urban tyre

Friday 26th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has introduced its leading urban bus tyre, the Giti GT867, into the European market. The tyre, also suitable for refuse collection fleets, has reinforced sidewalls to prevent kerb damage, and is designed for constant stop and go operating conditions with frequent changes in speed and direction. The GT867 is available in 11R22.5, 295/80R22.5, 305/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5 sizes. Load capacity ranges from 148/145 to 158/150.

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Giti Tire renews official tyre partnership, adds racing car to Fun Cup UK

Giti Tire renews official tyre partnership, adds racing car to Fun Cup UK

Thursday 27th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire rides again with Fun Cup UK, having returned as official tyre partner for its second consecutive season. New for the 2017 season, the tyre manufacturer has taken its place on the grid too with a fully liveried GT Radial racing car. The company said the extension of its partnership with the series is part of its growing involvement in European motorsport. The car will be used to raise consumer awareness of the brand while supporting a number of marketing activities throughout the GT Radial Performance Centre (GTPC) network alongside exclusive UK distributor, Micheldever Tyre Services.

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