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Giti Tire Ecoroad Launches in Europe

Side view of a drawn Giti Tire GDL617 Ecoroad

Giti Tire’s European truck and bus portfolio has utilised its latest tyre launch to highlight a move to a range of tyres delivering vastly improved Rolling Resistance Coefficient (RRC) – the Giti GDL617 Ecoroad.

Introducing the Giti GDL617-Based Tyre: Redefining Long-Haul Efficiency

The new tyre from Giti Tire, the Giti GDL617 Ecoroad, based on the popular Giti GDL617 long-haul drive pattern, features a new and innovative tread compound which significantly lowers hysteresis generation to raise the RRC two grades to a B. Initially available in the popular size 315/70R22.5, it’s for pulling units for all long-haul highway application semi-trailer operations including, but not limited to, curtain side, silo, refrigerated and walking floor trailers as well as container transportation.

Other significant design features include one main zig-zag centre groove in combination with two laterals for effective water evacuation, a high level of traction in every road condition, and stone ejectors to prevent the bottom groove from casing damage. Shoulder blocks are connected with robust tie-bars to enhance pattern stiffness, resulting in even wear for superior mileage. Low noise and controlled abrasion result in a safe and comfortable journey. The tyre carries the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Pioneering Energy-Efficient Solutions

Giti Tire’s European Research Development Centre in Hannover, Germany, led the development of the Giti GDL617 Ecoroad.

Antonio Palummo, TBR Senior Engineer – Europe for Giti Tire, said, “The new Ecoroad tyre represents the first in a series of new truck and bus products delivering energy-saving solutions through lower RRC, in this instance delivering a two-step improvement to B from D.”

Palummo continued, “We are always very aware of the fine balance operators need to address between environmental impact, tyre performance and operational profit, and we can confirm R&D is already working on a complete Ecoroad portfolio including steer, drive and trailer tyres ranked A in RRC.”

Giti Tire, a global leader in the tire industry, boasts an extensive brand portfolio catering to various vehicle types. From passenger cars to heavy trucks, the company emphasises sustainable partnerships to deliver top-notch products and services to clients worldwide. Established in 1993 and headquartered in Singapore, Giti Tire operates with over 30,000 employees across 130 countries, leveraging cutting-edge R&D facilities in Europe and collaborating with global centers to ensure quality and innovation.

Committed to quality control, the company holds prestigious accreditations like IATF 16949:2016 and ISO14001 for its manufacturing plants supplying Europe, underscoring its dedication to excellence and environmental responsibility.

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