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GT Radial Tires

GT Radial Tires

GT Radial Tires

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GT Radial Tires

When you put a set of GT Radial tires on your vehicle, you can be confident that your tires have been put through one of the most rigorous and comprehensive quality control systems in the industry.

GITI Tire, global producer of GT Radial products, monitors for quality control during every step of the production process. The final step, before GT Radial tires leave the factory, employs both highly trained visual inspectors and automated inspection machines to detect the slightest defect.

Inspection does not just stop at the surfaces. Tires are sampled from the production line and X-rayed to detect any hidden weaknesses or internal failures. In addition, quality control engineers regularly perform cut sections and study details of the tire construction that affect performance, ride or safety.

Every finished tire comes with a unique barcode backward tracing every step of the manufacturing process for quick response if any quality issues are detected.

Each of the seven GITI Tire manufacturing facilities has obtained ISO/TS16949:2002 accreditation, the international standard for quality manufacturing. In addition, all plants have obtained or are in the process of obtaining ISO14001 Environmental Management System accreditation.

This commitment to quality has led GITI Tire to receive multiple quality supplier awards from companies such as General Motors and is a big reason why we have millions of satisfied customers across the world.

Manufacturing Facilities

Demand is growing for GT Radial tires in the U.S. and across the globe due to the brand’s unbeatable combination of performance and value. GITI Tire, global producer of GT Radial products, is working hard to meet this demand with seven manufacturing facilities located across China that, in total, produce 137,000 tires each day.

Each plant shares a commitment to continuous quality improvement and has obtained ISO/TS16949:2002 accreditation, the highest international standard for quality. And each plant is located in strategic, historically significant areas of China:

GITI Tire Anhui – It is appropriate that the company’s first and largest facility in China (founded in 1993) is located in one of the most important cradles of China’s pre-historical civilization. It has been discovered that humans inhabited the Anhui site of the Inverted V Cave (the shape of the Chinese character for “man”) as far back to 2.5 million years ago.

GITI Tire Fujian – Established in 1995, this plant manufactures tires for cars, heavy trucks and buses. Fujian, located in the southeast region of China facing Taiwan, has a monsoonal climate and contains an abundance of plants and animals with many rare species.

GITI Tire Chongqing – Acquired in 2002, this plant in southwestern China manufactures truck and bus tires. Chongqing is China’s third largest center for motor vehicle production.

GITI Tire Yinchuan – This plant, acquired by GITI Tire in 2002, manufactures truck and bus tires (both radial and bias). Yinchuan, first built in the early part of the Tang dynasty, dates back 1,300 years and has been an important frontier defensive city in the northwestern part of China.

GITI Tire Hualin – Acquired in 2003, this facility located in northeast China manufactures tires for cars, trucks and buses (radial and bias). Hualin is famous for the Hualin Temple, which has more than 1,000 years of history and represents the oldest wooden architecture in south China.

The historical and economical significance of the plant hometowns is indeed amazing; the 23,000 GITI team members at the seven plants are working hard to write their own history for manufacturing a tire brand that drivers across the world can depend on.

Proving Grounds

Many drivers may be surprised at the research and development (R&D) that goes into designing and producing a tire. After all, tires have become so dependable and perform so well that it’s easy to see why they could be taken for granted.

At GITI Tire, we do not take anything for granted and are constantly working to ensure that our tires provide a comfortable ride, exceptional handling and fuel savings, while maximizing tread life.

GITI Tire employs close to 300 experienced and dedicated R&D personnel. Our international team draws experience from a multi-national background sharing cumulative knowledge and expertise. Apart from conducting our own research and development, our teams collaborate with leading universities and research institutes around the world.

Computer Simulation

The first step in bringing a new GT Radial (and other tire brands produced by GITI) to market is refining every detail in the tire’s profile, structure and tread pattern by computing data in our world-class CAD and performance simulation software. Then, we create the tire mold and produce a prototype tire using chemical formulations and materials designed specifically by our engineers to achieve the tire’s desired performance.

Indoor Testing

The first batch of prototype tires is put through comprehensive indoor testing. For example, our tire footprint analysis machines enable us to get the best footprint volume on the road surface for optimum wet and dry traction, stopping, handling and mileage. More than 13 types of highly complex machines test everything from endurance to rolling resistance to the tire’s overall strength. The results are analyzed by our skilled engineers, and if the prototype does not measure up, it’s back to the drawing board.

Proving Grounds

If the indoor testing is successful, it is on to one or more of the three GITI Tire Proving Grounds located in: China, the United Kingdom and Finland (for winter tires). On the test tracks, skilled drivers put the tires through the paces to measure, among other things:

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Handling and stability at high speeds
Riding comfort
Wet handling
Braking and cornering
Noise levels (both in the vehicle and outside)

Then, and only then, is the tire ready for market. When you purchase a GT Radial tire, or any other brand produced by GITI Tire, you can do so with confidence in the fact that it was born of one of the most strenuous R&D programs in the tire industry.

Many drivers may be surprised at the research and development (R&D) that goes into designing and producing a tire. After all, tires have become so dependable and perform so well that it’s easy to see why they could be taken for granted.

Computer Simulation

The first step in bringing a new GT Radial (and other tire brands produced by GITI) to market is refining every detail in the tire’s profile, structure and tread patternby computing data in our world-class CAD and performance simulation software. Then, we create the tire mold and produce a prototype tire using chemical formulations and materials designed specifically by our engineers to achieve the tire’s desired performance.

Indoor Testing

The first batch of prototype tires is put through comprehensive indoor testing. For example, our tire footprint analysis machines enable us to get the best footprint volume on the road surface for optimum wet and dry traction, stopping, handling and mileage. More than 13 types of highly complex machines test everything from endurance to rolling resistance to the tire’s overall strength. The results are analyzed by our skilled engineers, and if the prototype does not measure up, it’s back to the drawing board.

Proving Grounds

If the indoor testing is successful, it is on to one or more of the three GITI Tire Proving Grounds located in: China, the United Kingdom and Finland (for winter tires). On the test tracks, skilled drivers put the tires through the paces to measure, among other things:

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Handling and stability at high speeds
Riding comfort
Wet handling
Braking and cornering
Noise levels (both in the vehicle and outside)
Noise levels (both in the vehicle and outside)

Then, and only then, is the tire ready for market. When you purchase a GT Radial tire, or any other brand produced by GITI Tire, you can do so with confidence in the fact that it was born of one of the most strenuous R&D programs in the tire industry.

Global Presence
Crossing the Globe with GT Radial
Whether you’re a mom driving an SUV in San Diego, a truck driver in Sao Paulo, or a young professional with a sports car in Shanghai, there is, most likely, a GT Radial tire for your vehicle and a nearby GT Radial retailer.

GT Radial tires are produced and distributed by GITI Tire through an extensive sales and marketing network in more than 100 countries. Headquartered in Singapore, GITI Tire is among the world’s largest tire manufacturers. GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. and GITI Tire (Canada) Ltd. are the North American sales and marketing offices for the company.

A Diverse and Talented Team

GITI Tire employs more than 23,000 team members worldwide with diverse experience and expertise – everything from internationally recognized chemists, to professional test drivers, to highly trained product inspectors, to a myriad of other roles required to take a GT Radial tire from concept to the finished product sold by your local tire retailer.

A Culture That Transcends Boundaries

Nourishing a culture of continuous improvement, GITI Tire encourages team members across the world to share knowledge and experience in an environment that builds trust and collaborative communications. This all adds up to GT Radial tires – for passenger cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, commercial trucks and buses – that you can count on.

We endeavor to be your trusted “One Location… One Solution” centre.

For more information on our Tires, Wheels or Mechanic services please contact:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 403.250.9723
Address: 1725 32 Ave. NE #122 Calgary, AB T2E 7C8