Giti wins Walmart award
Giti Tire USA recently received a US manufacturing award from Walmart for its commitment to produce American made tyres. The tyremaker was recognized in front of thousands of Walmart suppliers on 31 January at the Walmart Supplier Growth Forum in Bentonville, Arkansas.The event was for offshore manufacturers who have initiated manufacturing operations in the US.
As part of its America At Work Campaign, Walmart is supporting communities and job creation by purchasing an additional $250 billion in US manufactured, assembled and grown goods by 2023.
Julianto Djajadi, executive vice president of business operations for Giti Tire USA, said when accepting the award: “We are thrilled to now be manufacturing American-made tires for American consumers. This award is an acknowledgement of a great team effort, demonstrating Giti’s commitment to the North American market.”
The Giti Tire facility in South Carolina is expected to employ 1,700.
Walmart is one of the largest tyre retailers in the world.