Our Purpose: To Make World-Class Tires
Our Global One R&D organization brings together a diverse skilled manpower and the latest advanced technology resources from across North America, Europe, China, and Indonesia to develop products tailored to the most demanding requirements of customers in every region of today’s fragmented global market, consistently delivering timely, innovative, high performing, and affordable products.
International Experience with a Multinational Background
Giti Tire's R&D personnel are made up of more than 20 different nationalities, creating a diverse atmosphere with cumulative knowledge and expertise. When combined with state-of-the-art tools and methods, Giti Tire is enabled to produce technology driven products for improved and sustainable profitability while driving new market opportunities.
R&D Center USA
Strategically located in Akron, the city regarded as the capital of tire technology, this facility collaborates with independent testing centers as well as academic institutions including CenTire (the Center for Tire Research jointly operated by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of Akron) focusing on tire technology development. It is also tasked with the development of all new products for North America OE and replacement market customers.
R&D Center EU
Sited in Hanover, Germany, this center focuses on OE and replacement tire projects for the European region. It also benchmarks the trends in emerging tire technologies in order to help continuously raise the bar for the performance of our new products.
EU Testing Center
The vehicle testing department of R&D Center EU is located at UK’s internationally acclaimed proving grounds of Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) in Birmingham, UK, where outdoor tests are conducted for both replacement and OE tires.
R&D Center China
This 27,000 sqm2 state of the art facility in Hefei, China continues to develop since its inception a decade ago, and provides valuable infrastructural support to our global staff for delivering timely and regionalized market products. In addition to conducting its own research and technology development, it collaborates continuously with leading Chinese universities in the fields of tire materials research, tire performance simulation, and tire design technology.
R&D Center Indonesia
Operated by Giti Tire affiliated company PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk. and located in Tangerang Indonesia. In addition to having the R&D Center in Tangerang, the Company currently is constructing its own modern proving ground in Karawang (Indonesia) that will provide a competitive advantage for its objectives to capture more OE business in the country and South East Asia region, as well as to improve new product development cycle time.