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Giti USA Plant Gains Two Quality Management Certifications

By October 21, 2020July 23rd, 2021Giti USA Plant, News

Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. has received two key quality management certifications for – ISO 9001-2015 and IATF 16949-2016.

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for quality management systems (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organizations can certify.

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) established new technical specifications for automotive sector quality management systems in October 2016 with the implementation of 16949-2016. It is one of the most widely used international standards in the automotive industry, harmonizing the different assessment and certification systems in the global automotive supply chain.

“The amount of hard work by our team members in gaining these two certifications, which is extended to other operations like sales, warehouse and R&D, cannot be over-stated. It was a Herculean task but well worth it because these two certifications demonstrate to our OE and replacement tire customers that our quality standards are among the best in the world.”

Carole WilbertSenior Manager of QA, Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd.

Giti’s passenger and light truck tire manufacturing plant in Richburg, SC, started production in Q4 2017, and together with the adjacent Giti Tire R&D Center, produce “American-engineered, American-made” tires for OE and replacement customers throughout North America. Giti and GT Radial brands are manufactured at the plant.

About Giti Tire

Giti Tire is one of the largest tire companies in the world. Giti Tire Group, (headquartered in Singapore) has been in the tire business since 1951. Giti Tire operates eight manufacturing plants and produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, tire retailers, tire dealers, auto service outlets and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide.

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., based in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is the sales, marketing, and distribution company for Giti, GT Radial, Primewell and Dextero branded tires in North America.