Giti Launches New Generation Trailer Tyre

Giti

Giti has launched its new generation trailer tyre – the Giti GTR955 Combi Road – which claims to deliver a mileage increase of around 30% against previous comparable products.

New Giti GTR955 Combi Road

The result, which was concluded following a four-year design and test period on several different fleet types across various diverse sectors, has been achieved through enhancing the tyre profile, advanced belt construction and a newly developed tread compound.

Other key developments see rolling resistance improve by approximately 10% and better wet braking, both of which result in B labelling.

The design and manufacturing developments also result in an important increase in retreadability properties.

The tyre is now available in 385/65R22.5 164K and 385/55R22.5 160K. Both sizes are three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) marked to indicate excellent winter and all-season traction and braking properties.

Specially developed in cooperation with Giti’s European R&D Centre in Hannover, Germany, the Giti GTR955 Combi Road is manufactured at the company state-of-the-art facility in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Tony McHugh, TBR Sales and Marketing Director UK at Giti Tire, said: “Trailer tyres make up 35% of the European truck tyre market, and it is imperative we have a product which is comparable against the very best in the sector.

“We will actively be targeting original equipment trailer manufacturers as well as the aftermarket with this tyre, having concluded the excellent price-per-mile (ppm) achievable.

“It is also worth noting the GTR955 is our very first trailer tyre to carry the ‘Combi Road’ designation, which means it will be used in both long distance and national usage which again widens its appeal.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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