Giti’s European R&D centre ready for growing OE business

Matthias Hartwig believes there is no substitute for experience when it comes to tyre design, and experience is not in short supply at Giti Tire’s Hannover R&D facility

It’s been a year since Tyres & Accessories first met the recently-appointed head of Giti Tire’s new R&D Centre Europe. At the time, R&D director Stefan Fischer shared the tyre maker’s plans and showed off the still largely-empty premises where specialists would soon be hard at work. A lot has changed in 12 months: Upon returning to the Hannover, Germany-based facility, we saw it was well and truly up and running and, in the important area of original equipment development, even further established than originally planned.

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