Recently, Shanghai Ba-Shi Public Transportation (Group) Co., Ltd.（hereinafter referred to as "Bus Group”）has announced 2011 Tire Bids result. After several rounds of evaluation and negotiation, GITI Tire came out on top from 12 competitors and became the designated supplier of Bus Group. GITI Tire has been promoted from a candidate brand to the official preferred brand of Bus Group. For the GT867, which is especially designed for city bus, has won trust from Bus Group by its outstanding performance in last 2 years, promoted to several hundred bus routes, moving through the streets.
The public transport condition in Shanghai is one of the most complex in China. City bus in Shanghai does not only operate for long periods of time with high speed, but also has very frequent bus stops and turns.
Therefore, tire performance requirements are exceptionally high. In 2010, Bus Group selected several bus routes to use GT867. After a period of usage, GT867 won praise from drivers. It has excellent wear-resisting performance, the sidewall construction is designed to cope with abrasion damage from frequent curb contact, whilst the durable tread compound and pattern were designed to master the frequent stops of the city bus, which highly increase operational efficiency.
Bus Group initially preferred GT867 for its outstanding performance, then they decided to use GT867 as an official product and promoted full implementation because of its low operating cost. Compared with other international brands, GT867 has more advantages in procurement costs and operating costs per 100 kilometers. At the same time, GT867 is designed to support re-treading to further reduce the total cost of operations.
In addition to the advantage of product itself, outstanding service is another reason Bus Group chose GITI Tire. Professional teams of GITI provide timely after sales service and technological support, which creates a “zero complaint” myth. In 2011, GITI upgraded its services to Bus Group and tailor-made systematic training programs which include tire care, maintenance services to help them achieve higher cost efficiency.