Singapore’s Giti Tire has made yet another achievement in the OE segment: it has signed the first contract for supplying commercial tires as the original equipment for the award-winning VW Crafter. The new summer tires Giti GitiVanHD1, size 205/70R17 C115/113R, will be mounted on the front and rear axles with the rear axle a twin fitment to distribute the load across four tires.
The GitiVanHD1 features the latest generation of tread compound for good wet grip and high mileage performance, a reinforced sidewall construction and a robust shoulder block design for stable handling under high loads.
The GitiVanHD1 was designed and engineered at Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, with testing at the company’s MIRA facility in the UK as well as key locations in Germany and Spain.
Martin Wells, Director OEM Europe at Giti Tire is sure that this contract with VW will undoubtedly create extra demand for the Giti GitiVanHD1 around Europe, where the tire maker also intends to sell aftermarket product.
In 2020, Giti Tire is planning to release yet another new European commercial tire model designed to be used all-year round. Despite the fact that the GitiVanAllSeason LA1 will be originally available only in 16 sizes, this will still be enough to cover 90% of the target market.
We will remind you here that tires produced by Giti Tire have already been homologated by the Volkswagen Group: they were picked as OE for Seat Arona and VW Polo, as well as for the crossover VW T-Cross.