GRI receives US DOT safety certification

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Tires produced by GRI at its Sri Lanka manufacturing facility have been granted the US Department of Traffic (DOT) certification for safety. This means that all of the company’s tires which are used on US roadways are manufactured in line with the strict technical requirements mandated by the US DOT.

Issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) agency of the US DOT, the certification denotes that multiple tire categories manufactured within the facilities are tested to DOT requirements, and subsequently comply with the applicable Federal Motor Vehicle safety standards of the USA. Accordingly, GRI’s tires will now feature the DOT code emboss on the sidewalls.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, we believe it is our duty to establish design specifications, manufacturing process specifications, quality assurance programs and engineering change verification programs to a level that ensures that all new tires shipped to the United States, or any destination for that matter, meet or exceed the minimum performance requirements of all applicable safety standards,” said Michael Connor, director of sales for GRI USA. “We are therefore happy to have received this certification in recognition of the work we have always carried out to ensure safety standards are met.”

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