Tag: Stefan Fischer

Giti ladies team ‘inspires fans’ at Green Hell

Giti ladies team ‘inspires fans’ at Green Hell

5th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Five vehicles on the starting grid of the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race fit the GitiCompete GTR1 track tyres, including Giti Tire Motorsport, one of the 155 teams spread across 24 classes.

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Giti Tire to supply GitiComplete GTR1 to inaugural FIA-Certified F3 Asian Championship

Giti Tire to supply GitiComplete GTR1 to inaugural FIA-Certified F3 Asian Championship

1st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has become the Official Tyre Partner of the F3 Asian Championship, a new five-round, 15-race series Certified by the FIA. At each event the tyre manufacturer will provide all teams with two sets of GitiCompete GTR1 tyres, part of the company’s comprehensive range of competition racing tyres which are used in events around the world.

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Giti secures first European SUV OE fitment with Groupe Renault agreement

Giti secures first European SUV OE fitment with Groupe Renault agreement

11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has secured a second original equipment (OE) homologation fitment with Groupe Renault, and its first SUV placement for the Giti brand in Europe. The GitiPremium PX1 SUV, in size 215/65 R16 98H, is fitted to the new Dacia Duster, available in every major European market. The manufacturer states that the tyre’s key attributes include low noise and exceptional grip.

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Giti wins Renault Group OE fitments

Giti wins Renault Group OE fitments

3rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has won three Renault Group homologations. Its GitiSynergyE1, in size 185/65 R15 88H, will be fitted as original equipment on the Dacia Sandero, Logan and MCV which are available in every major market throughout Europe. The news follows Giti’s inaugural European placement with the Volkswagen Group.

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Giti wins first VW Group original equipment deal in Europe

Giti wins first VW Group original equipment deal in Europe

26th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has won its first European original equipment contract for the Volkswagen Group. The manufacturer will supply its GitiSynergyE1 for the Seat Ibiza in size 185/70R14 88H. Giti Tire Europe managing director for product technology, Stefan Fischer stated that the new approval “underlines our ambition for the OE segment,” in addition to the “outstanding work” of the company’s Hanover-based European R&D centre.

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Giti Tire bringing its flagship car tyre brand to Europe

Giti Tire bringing its flagship car tyre brand to Europe

10th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The company supplying as many as a fifth of all car tyres fitted to new vehicles manufactured and sold in China is preparing for the European launch of its flagship brand, and has its sights on both the original equipment and replacement markets in our region. With its new, designed-for-Europe Giti range, Giti Tire aims to become “an established original equipment supplier and recognised technology partner in Europe.” Three product lines will be introduced into a key initial market in the coming months ahead of a wider European rollout.

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Giti Tire launches Giti PCR brand in Germany, debut at Automechanika Frankfurt

Giti Tire launches Giti PCR brand in Germany, debut at Automechanika Frankfurt

12th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Following up the European launch of Giti branded truck tyres at Reifen 2016, Giti Tire has now launched a new flagship Giti branded passenger car and SUV summer portfolio for the German market. The range, which consists of four “premium performance” tyres, has been developed and tested exclusively throughout Europe by the company’s Hannover-based R&D Centre. Giti stated that there were “no plans to replace the GT Radial brand”, previously positioned as its global flagship, in Europe when the commercial range was launched. According to the manufacturer, this remains the case, with the Giti PCR range designed to complement its existing GT Radial, Primewell and Runway brands; Giti will offer selected sizes aimed at specific vehicle segments.

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Giti Tire appoints Torsten Gehrmann as new senior managing director – Europe

Giti Tire appoints Torsten Gehrmann as new senior managing director – Europe

5th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has appointed Torsten Gehrmann (45) to the new position of senior managing director – Europe. Confirming the departure of former managing director – Europe Corrado Moglia, Gehrmann said, “we thank Corrado for the work he performed for the company.” Since September 2015 Moglia had split the European MD role with Stefan Fischer following the resignation of Richard Lyons. Fischer will continue in his existing position as managing director - Europe for Product Technology and R&D Centre Europe.

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OE focus for latest Giti Tire appointments

OE focus for latest Giti Tire appointments

8th April 2016 | 0 Comments

With an eye on increasing its OEM business, Giti Tire has announced two senior appointments at its R&D Centre Europe. Dr Claus Oberbeck has taken on the role of OE chief engineer at the facility in Hannover, Germany, while Martin Wells has become global account manager for German OEMs.

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Balance of performance – GT Radial SportActive targets a changing UHP segment

Balance of performance – GT Radial SportActive targets a changing UHP segment

17th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Upon launching its Savero SUV tyre last September, the company behind the GT Radial brand gave a sneak preview of a new tyre scheduled for introduction in 2016. As we reported at the time, this tyre, the SportActive, takes the baton from the GT Radial Champiro UHP1 and Champiro HPY to become the flagship UHP tyre in the GT Radial portfolio. Following a limited launch in several non-seasonal markets, manufacturer Giti Tire has now released an initial range of 27 SportActive sizes in all European markets.

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New GT Radial Savero SUV targets growing compact, medium sized market

New GT Radial Savero SUV targets growing compact, medium sized market

7th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched its latest product, the GT Radial Savero SUV, which arrives in Europe to meet the growing demand in the SUV and CUV segments. The tyre was launched at an event in Barcelona, demonstrating the product’s suitability for fitment on a wide range of vehicles at the compact to medium end of the market.

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Giti Tire makes 4 European R&D appointments

Giti Tire makes 4 European R&D appointments

15th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has made four appointments across its European R&D facilities, bringing the number of staff within its Hannover and Nuneaton (Mira) centres to 17. Giti stated that the appointments meet increasing demand for original equipment, product planning and field engineering projects.

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Richard Lyons resigns from Giti

Richard Lyons resigns from Giti

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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GT Radial launches Champiro FE1 in Tuscany

GT Radial launches Champiro FE1 in Tuscany

5th May 2015 | 0 Comments

The Tuscan hills south of Montepulciano during an unusually warm and sunny spring are an idyllic setting for most occasions. Yet the choice of location for the official launch of GT Radial’s Champiro FE1 passenger car tyre was more significant than just as one of the world’s most picturesque places. The tyre is designed to tackle what Fabio Pecci-Boriani (senior product marketing manager – PCR, Giti Tire) described as “one of the most important market sectors – 15-17”, H-W speed rated, 50-65 series.” Positioned as an all-round premium passenger car tyre for C and D vehicles (including such bestsellers as the Volkswagen Golf, Peugeot 308 and Kia Cee’d) the tyre now has more than 95 per cent coverage of its target sector, following the introduction of nine new sizes (the FE1 was first (soft) launched in 2014).

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

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

24th October 2014 | 0 Comments

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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