Having made its debut at Coach & Bus Live 2013 in support of its all-position urban city-bus tyre, the GAU861, and with recent success in the closely linked truck market, GT Radial has ambitions to increase its share in the passenger transportation side of the commercial vehicle tyre segment. Tony McHugh, sales and marketing director at Giti Tire UK, and marketing director – Europe, Peter Foulkes told Tyrepress that the company’s “broad coach and bus portfolio”, including 22.5” and 17.5” fitments, is now well placed to pursue increasing numbers of potential fleet customers, while the brand has existing deals within the sector in Germany.
Giti Tire’s expansion to its GT Radial commercial vehicle hot cure bead-to-bead retread tyre range will be announced officially at The Commercial Vehicle Show 2014. GT Radial will display the GDR690 GT REE Tread drive position regional tyre available in 295/80 and 315/80 sizes from its stand in Hall five (C60). Like the existing GTR990 385/65R22.5 super single, it will be solely manufactured using only GT Radial casings.