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Giti Tire Wins Walmart’s U.S. Manufacturing Award

Posted on February 5, 2018
Giti's new tire plant in South Carolina is they key reason Walmart has awarded its U.S. Manufacturing Award the company.
Giti's new tire plant in South Carolina is they key reason Walmart has awarded its U.S. Manufacturing Award the company.

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has received Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s U.S. Manufacturing Award for its strong commitment to produce American-made tires.

The new Giti plant in Chester County, S.C., has begun producing passenger and light truck tires for the U.S, market. The plant is expected to employ 1,700 people.

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, Ark., is for offshore manufacturers who have initiated manufacturing operations in the US.

Giti says the award program 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,” says 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.”

Giti Tire Group, is headquartered in Singapore and has been in the tire business since 1951. Giti operates eight 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, visit www.giti.com.

For MTD's coverage of Giti's new plant, read "Walmart Celebrates the Opening of Giti's U.S. Tire Plant."

Related Topics: Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., Julianto Djajadi, Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Award

Comments ( 1 )
  • Buy American Campaign

     | about 4 months ago

    Stores are only going to keep stocking products made in the USA if we buy those products. We need to encourage and reward stores for selling American made products by buying products made in the USA. http://www.buyamericancampaign.org

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