Giti Reveals a 5-Year Plan for the U.S. Tire Market
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. shared about its plans for the next five years. Specifically, the company is planning to introduce new products under the brand names of Giti and GT Radial every year, out of the new plant built in the USA.
The north American division of the company will reveal a Giti-brand passenger touring line in 2020. But first, as early as this year, there are three new products for the GT Radial brand.
The GT Radial Maxtour LX is a grand touring tire engineered to be installed on passenger cars and crossover vehicles. Its sales are starting in already in April. Of its 42 sizes, 25 are produced at Giti’s manufacturing facility in Richburg, South Carolina. The other 17 come from Giti’s plant in Indonesia.
In mid- to late-summer of 2019, Giti will launch the GT Radial Adventuro HT tire for SUVs. Jim Mayfield, senior executive vice president of sales and marketing, says the company has begun building some sizes of the tire.
The third tire planned for 2019 is the summer commercial GT Radial Maxmiler Pro. However, as the technical expert of TiresVote says, in Europe this model has been available since 2014. Its appearance in North America was brought about by the increased demand in the light truck segment. For the US market, Maxmiler Pro will be manufactured in Indonesia.
We will stress at this point that the north American Giti plant manufactures the Dextero DHT2 and Dextero Touring DTR1 tires for Walmart chain.