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8

SC’s Competitive

EDGE:

Tire Industry

country. Located in the Hefei Economic and Technology

Development Zone, GITI Tire Anhui produces tires for

various vehicle types and road conditions. Major R&D

and supply chain facilities are also located together with

the plant.

A leading goal of these plant visits was to observe criti-

cal steps in the production process from the reception

GITI TIRE, THE 10

TH

LARGEST

TIRE COMPANY

IN THE WORLD,

will establish its first North American greenfield

manufacturing facility in Chester County

$560 MILLION,

1,700 NEW JOBS

over the next decade

New facility will combine manufacturing

and distribution activies, with

total building area estimated to be

1.8 million square feet

of raw materials to tire storage and shipment and the

different jobs associated with each of these various

methods. The Discovery team focused on the primary

development questions, including: what are the positive

aspects that need to be duplicated at the new facility?

What are the quality standards that will be expected?

What are the most challenging and/or difficult tasks that

will need to be learned for the job?

Marianne Borders, readySC Area Director (2nd from left), and Kelly Shumaker, HR Director of GITI Tire Manufacturing, USA (3rd

from left), listen as Quality Assurance Executive Director Michel Dube (center) describes the manufacturing processes of the PT.

Gajah Tunggal Tbk facility in Indonesia. Also shown are Julianto Djajadi, Executive Vice President of Business Operations, North

America, GITI Tire USA (5th from left) and Sylvia Soerijadi, CFO of GITI Tire USA (6th from left).