Giti Tire Secures First European Light Commercial Vehicle OE Fitment With VW Crafter
Giti Tire has secured its first European light commercial vehicle OE fitment with the GitiVanHD1 tire being selected for the award-winning VW Crafter.
Named as Parkers’ 2020 Best Large Van of the Year, 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 tyres.
The VW Crafter is built for the European market in Wreszenia, Poland.
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 tire 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, said: “To secure our first OE fitment with VW Commercial Vehicles further strengthens our excellent relationship with the Volkswagen Group, one that we will continue to build on across passenger car and light truck.
“The fitment will undoubtedly create extra demand around Europe, not just in terms of like-for-like replacements but for second and third generation van owners who want a tire that can be trusted to deliver a top-class performance day-in, day-out.”
About Giti Tire
Giti Tire Group (headquartered in Singapore) has roots in the tire business going back to 1951 and is now one of the world’s largest tire companies. Giti Tire produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, motorsports teams, tire dealers, and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company has eight production centers in three countries, including a newly opened tire factory in South Carolina, USA.
In addition to its wide network and motorsports presence, Giti Tire is also heavily focused on green production and community efforts, including participation in local education and environmental efforts to create a better society.
Find out more at www.giti.com