Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) is reporting that its on-highway tires have received U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) certification and will bear the DOT code on their sidewalls.
The certification "means that all GRI products relating to multiple specialty tire categories, which are produced in the accredited GRI manufacturing facilities, are tested as per DOT requirements and comply with the applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) of the U.S.," say GRI officials.
Michael Connor, director of sales for GRI's U.S. operation, says that "we believe it is our duty to establish design specifications, manufacturing process specifications, quality assurance programs and engineering change verification programs to a level that ensures that all new tires shipped to the United States - or any destination for that matter - meet or exceed the minimum performance requirements of all applicable safety standards.
"We are therefore happy to have received this certification in recognition of the work we have always carried out to ensure safety standards are met. We take this opportunity to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for all the support rendered to receive this certification.”
GRI officials say that since 2018, the Sri Lanka-based company "has been advancing in the rapid expansion of its specialty tire production plants and tire compound mixing facilities in Sri Lanka, as well as its operations in key countries. GRI ensures its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection throughout its operations both locally and globally."