Chester County’s new day began Monday, when Giti Tire’s Enki Tan, Gov. Nikki Haley and Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey – flanked by large video screens and a dais that included more company, state and local officials, as well as Singapore’s ambassador to the United States – unveiled the company’s name and elephant logo. Soon after, workers removed the covers from Giti tires ringing the porch of the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg.
Employee pride and a philosophy of conserving and giving back to the environment are the core values of Giti, says Julianto Djajadi, executive vice president at Giti Tire USA.
The variety of people was important for a company that values diversity, Djajadi said. Seven different nationalities are represented on the company’s nine-member management team and company-wide there are about 50 nationalities, he said.
Giti Tire executives joined Governor Haley along with State and Chester County officials today in announcing the plan to build a new tire manufacturing plant to meet growing demand in the North American market. The $560 million facility will be located in Chester County and is expected to generate 1,700 new jobs over the next 10 years.