Giti Hosts Drift Car Ride-Along For High School Students

May 13, 2022
A group of high school students recently got to ride shotgun with professional drift drivers at Giti Tire (USA) Ltd.’s  plant in Richburg, S.C., as part of a community event hosted by the company. 

It was a unique opportunity for students in the Chester County Career Center’s Automotive Technology Program to see the facility and learn more about the tire manufacturing process firsthand.

They also met Formula DRIFT drivers and rode along with them on a course set up outside the plant to experience the performance of the GT Radial Champiro SX2-RS competition tire that is designed and produced at the Giti Tire plant in Richburg. 

The drivers were fresh from the Formula DRIFT competition in Atlanta, Ga.  It was also timely because the students had just finished studying about tires, steering and suspension in vehicles.

“We were thrilled to welcome students and community guests to our Richburg plant to showcase our highly automated manufacturing plant, latest manufacturing technology and skilled workforce, as well as experience the performance of GT Radial tires made in Richburg,” says Julianto Djajadi, executive vice president for business operations for Giti Tire USA. 

Since planting roots in South Carolina, the company has partnered with the Chester County School District and established Giti Math & Science clubs in schools across the area to help students develop valuable STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills.

The clubs meet several times throughout the year, culminating with an annual interscholastic contest.