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Giti Fleet SMART TPMS launched at CV Show 2019

Giti Fleet SMART TPMS launched at CV Show 2019

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched Giti Fleet SMART, its first ever tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) at CV Show 2019. The acronym SMART stands for Smart, Monitoring, Air pressure, Real time, Technology. The system, created in partnership with TyreWatch.com, delivers continuous monitoring and analysis of a fleets’ tyres. Fully connected to the web and Giti’s own GitiAssist network, it is designed to inform workshop technicians and fleet managers of maintenance requirements, while predicting and preventing potential tyre failures.

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Next-gen Giti GTR955 Combi Road trailer tyre ‘delivers 30% mileage increase’

Next-gen Giti GTR955 Combi Road trailer tyre ‘delivers 30% mileage increase’

29th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti’s new generation trailer tyre, the Giti GTR955 Combi Road, delivers around 30 per cent more mileage versus previous comparable products, the manufacturer states. This result was achieved by enhancing the tyre profile, advanced belt construction, and a newly developed tread compound, Giti adds. The tyre went through a four-year design and test period on several different fleet types, across various diverse sectors.

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Giti Tire sponsored Team Oliver Racing secures 3 one-two finishes at Zolder

Giti Tire sponsored Team Oliver Racing secures 3 one-two finishes at Zolder

8th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire sponsored Team Oliver Racing secured three one-two finishes in four races at the Truck Grand Prix at the Zolder Race Circuit, Belgium. In race one British and European Truck Racing Champion Stuart Oliver finished first with Martin Gibson, manager EU Testing Centre & Motorsport UK for Giti Tire, securing his inaugural podium finish in second. In the following race the team achieved the same result having started from the back of a reverse grid on the narrow and twisty four kilometre circuit. The third saw Oliver victorious again before race four when Gibson went on to win his first-ever truck race, this time with his teammate just behind.

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Giti launches key commercial tyre sizes one year since rebranding at CV Show 2018

Giti launches key commercial tyre sizes one year since rebranding at CV Show 2018

8th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire launched its planned transition from the GT Radial brand to the eponymous Giti commercial vehicle tyre range at the CV Show in 2017. One year on, Tyres & Accessories travelled to the Birmingham NEC to meet Tony McHugh, TBR sales and marketing director UK at Giti Tire, to ask how the transition has progressed in the intervening year, catch up on the latest range developments, and find out the story behind the Team Oliver racing truck on its stand.

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Giti high cube trailer pattern to make debut at CV Show

Giti high cube trailer pattern to make debut at CV Show

9th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire will display its new Giti GTL925 high cube trailer pattern in size 445/45R19.5 at the CV Show 2018 (National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham; 24-26 April, 2017; Stand 4G60). The tyre makes its event debut at the show, where the global manufacturer will also unveil an exclusive tyre for a whole new application.

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Giti launches key trailer tyre size for growing volume transport segment

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 extends trailer tyre range with new key sizes for GTL919

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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Giti Tire refreshes retread programme with new name, partner

20th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has renamed its UK retread programme Giti Genesis as part of its European truck and bus rebranding project. Originally known as GT REE-Tread when it was launched at the CV Show 2012, the next generation products show strong continuity in most aspects – it will remain a hot cure bead-to-bead retread manufactured using Giti casings, though there have been some changes, the biggest of which is the identity of the retreader. The Giti Genesis is available in two patterns: the GDR690 regional drive axle tyre is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5; the GTR990 regional trailer tyre is offered in size 385/65R22.5.

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Giti expands regional mixed service portfolio with two new tyres

Giti expands regional mixed service portfolio with two new tyres

4th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti has launched two new regional mixed service tyres: the GAM837 and the GAM851. Available in 295/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5, the Giti GAM837 all-position sizes target the growing number of on/off road bulk haulage delivery vehicles, which later need aftermarket replacements. The GAM851 is a wide base steer and trailer design for rough terrain applications, such as construction sites. Initially available in 385/65R22.5 with a load index of 160 (158), further sizes will be released throughout 2017 and 2018. It supersedes the popular GT Radial GT876.

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Giti appoints senior regional sales manager for UK truck and bus operations

Giti appoints senior regional sales manager for UK truck and bus operations

22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has promoted Craig Tominey to senior regional sales manager for its UK truck and bus (TBR) operations. He will take up the role while maintaining his position as area sales manager (ASM) for Scotland. Giti adds that Tominey, who joined Giti in April 2013 from BSUK, will support the company’s five ASMs around the country while having greater input into strategy with senior management and the office-based sales team. He will report directly to Tony McHugh, TBR sales and marketing director UK at Giti Tire.

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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

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 releases details of 6 Giti-branded tyres on CV Show 2017 stand

Giti releases details of 6 Giti-branded tyres on CV Show 2017 stand

4th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has released details of the six new Giti branded patterns that will be launched at CV Show 2017 (Birmingham NEC, 25-27 April). On show at stand 4G20 will be the GDR655 combi-road drive in 22.5”; the GTL919 long-haul trailer in 17.5”, 19.5”, and 22.5”; the GDR638 regional drive in 17.5” and 19.5”; the GT867 all-position urban in 22.5”; and the GAM837 all-position and GAM851 trailer mixed service patterns in 22.5”. The manufacturer said these models have been carefully selected to support its growing OEM presence throughout Europe or to target specific aftermarket sectors where growth potential has been identified. They each carry either the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) or M&S marking.

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Giti Tire rebrands UK retreading programme Genesis ahead of CV Show launch

Giti Tire rebrands UK retreading programme Genesis ahead of CV Show launch

10th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has renamed its UK retread programme Giti Genesis as part of its European truck and bus rebranding project. Originally known as GT REE-Tread, the next-generation products will keep the continuity of hot cure bead-to-bead retread tyres only manufactured using Giti casings. Retreading will be conducted in partnership with a leading UK-based operation. Giti Genesis is available in two patterns: the GDR690 regional drive axle tyre is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5; the GTR990 regional trailer tyre is offered in size 385/65R22.5.

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Giti Tire will unveil 20 Giti commercial vehicle tyres at CV Show 2017

Giti Tire will unveil 20 Giti commercial vehicle tyres at CV Show 2017

1st March 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire will unveil the first phase of its Giti branded truck and bus portfolio at the CV Show 2017. In total 20 patterns will make their European debut. The introduction of the Giti brand to European commercial vehicle markets was announced at Reifen 2016 last May. The manufacturer will present the products between 25 and 27 April on stand 4G20 at the Birmingham NEC.

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GT Radial winter coach tyre takes bow at Euro Bus Expo 2016

GT Radial winter coach tyre takes bow at Euro Bus Expo 2016

28th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The GT Radial GSW226 will make its show debut at the Birmingham NEC’s Euro Bus Expo 2016. The brand’s first specifically winter-marked tyre for the sector is targeted at coach operators who need to meet UK and trans-European winter road regulations. GT Radial manufacturer Giti Tire will also use the show as an opportunity to broaden awareness of the company’s flagship Giti brand, which entered Europe earlier in 2016.

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