Giti Tires USA announced that its manufacturing facility in South Carolina has completed an audit by Volkswagen to supply two tire sizes for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat.
The plant can now officially begin producing the premium All-Season GitiComfort A1 in the 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H sizes for the popular Volkswagen sedan. Production of tires for Volkswagen will commence in the first quarter.
David Dobradenka, Director of OE Sales, North America for Giti Tire USA, noted the impact of this approval. “The successful audit by Volkswagen was the result of solid teamwork over a period of six months and a great step forward for the Chester County plant to produce ‘made in America’ tires for one of the world’s leading automakers. One of our stated goals when we announced the Chester County plant was to become a valued original equipment supplier in North America, and this is a tremendous step forward in that direction.”
These tires will be the first OE supplied tires produced in the US production center. Giti Tire has wide range of existing OE partnerships with leading manufacturers throughout the world, including in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere.