As part of its European truck and bus rebrand project, Giti Tire has announced that its UK retread programme has been renamed Giti Genesis.
Originally known as GT REE-Tread, the next-generation products remain a high-quality, hot cure bead-to-bead retread which are only manufactured using Giti casings in partnership with a leading UK-based operation.
The main objectives of the programme are to lower costs for operators and reduce the environmental impact of tyres. The company estimates that a recycled tyre saves 68 litres of oil, 44 kilograms of rubber and 88 kilograms of CO² across the life of the product.
Giti Genesis is available in two patterns: the GDR690 regional drive axle tyre is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5; the GTR990 regional trailer tyre is offered in size 385/65R22.5.
Tony McHugh, TBR Sales and Marketing Director UK at Giti Tire, said: “Since we launched our first retread tyre in 2012 we have proven that the programme delivers tangible benefits to operators who want the lowest price-per-kilometre without sacrificing reliability and safety.
“By utilising our casings’ proven integrity and retreadability, both patterns offer excellent traction, optimal mileage performance and resistance to damage and impacts which has put them very much in demand.
“Giti Genesis tyres are being prepared for market with our exceptional new partner, they remain an integral element of our full-service offering and we very much look forward to their full debut at the CV Show 2017 alongside our new Giti portfolio.”
Giti Tire will use CV Show 2017 to unveil the first phase of its Giti branded truck and bus tyre range, with no less than 20 patterns making their European debut.
The display will feature new product lines, conversions of existing patterns from GT Radial, many of which have been improved through increased load index label results or 3PMSF winter accreditation, and other tyres from around the world which have been recognised as strategically important and certified for use in the EU.
Last year it was announced that the Giti name will replace GT Radial in the truck and bus segment to create a singular global platform and streamline product development. The tyres will continue to sit at the top of the mid-tier segment with extensive value-added service support.