RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (Feb. 5, 2018) – GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. received a US Manufacturing Award from Walmart for its strong commitment to produce American made tires that is expected to employ 1,700. The Giti Tire plant in Chester County, SC, has now begun producing passenger and light truck tires for the US market.
Giti Tire was recognized by the largest retailer in the world and honored before many thousands of Walmart suppliers as the winner of the 2017 award.
The award, presented to the tire company on Jan. 31 at the Walmart Supplier Growth Forum in Bentonville, AR, is specifically for offshore manufacturers who have initiated manufacturing operations in the US. It is all part of Walmart’s America At Work Campaign. Walmart is committed to supporting the communities and creating jobs by purchasing an additional $250 billion in US manufactured, assembled and grown goods by 2023.
“We are thrilled to now be manufacturing American made tires for American consumers,” said Julianto Djajadi, executive vice president of business operations for GITI Tire (USA), who accepted the award on behalf of the tire company. “This award is an acknowledgement of a great team effort, demonstrating Giti’s commitment to the North American market.”
About Giti Tire (pronounced “G-T” tire)
One of the largest tire companies in the world, Giti Tire Group, (headquartered in Singapore) has been in the tire business since 1951. Giti Tire operates 8 manufacturing plants and produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, tire dealers and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide.
GITI Tire (USA) Ltd., based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, is the sales, marketing, and distribution company for North America. It markets and sells a family of brands: GT Radial, Primewell, and Dextero tires for high performance vehicles, passenger, SUV, light truck, and medium trucks through national retailers, independent retailers and distributors across the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit www.giti.com.