GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. received a Manufacturing Award from Walmart for its strong commitment to produce American made tires that is expected to employ 1,700. The Giti Tire plant in Chester County, SC, has now begun producing passenger and light truck tires for the North American market.

Giti Tire was recognized by the largest retailer in the world and honored before many thousands of Walmart suppliers as the winner of the award.

The award, presented on Jan. 31 at the Walmart Supplier Growth Forum in Bentonville, AR, is specifically for offshore manufacturers who have initiated manufacturing operations in the US. It is all part of Walmart’s America At Work Campaign. Walmart is committed to supporting the communities and creating jobs by purchasing an additional $250 billion in US manufactured, assembled and grown goods by 2023.

“We are thrilled to now be manufacturing American made tires for American consumers,” said Julianto Djajadi, executive vice president of business operations for GITI Tire (USA), who accepted the award on behalf of the company. “This award is an acknowledgement of a great team effort, demonstrating Giti’s commitment to the North American market.”

Julianto Djajadi