CHI - Chairman General Tyre Company Gen (R) Ali Kulli Khan has said that GTR has survived unethical competition from under-invoiced imports and smuggled tyres during 34 years due to commitment and dedication of GTRs employees who are treated by him as part of family.
According to a press release, he was speaking at the launch of a new world class passenger car tyre Euro Klass. He said GTR is a rare corporate entity in the country that can proudly claim to have the most faithful, committed and highly skilled human resource. This, he added, is the key to GTR success.
Chairman GTR said, Many of our workers have spent more than two decades and many workers have retired after serving GTR for almost 35 years. Literally speaking, there are numerous examples of people, whose entire working span has been with GTR. We have a wide network of dealers who have been with us for more than four decades and now quite a few of them are in their fourth generation of running the dealership.
The Continental AG representative in GTR board of directors, Dr Willi Flamm praised the efforts of GTR to make Euro Klass with the help from worlds 4th largest tyre producer Continental AG. Dr. Willi Flamm ranked Euro Klass not only suitable for the Pakistani roads but for the roads across the globe. He said that GTR and Continental AG have lasting relationship between them and GTR has access to all the knowledge, resources and technical assistance of Continental AG which it surely uses extensively. CEO GTR Shahid Hussain said that in 2005, Indus Motor Company and Honda Atlas Cars asked GTR to develop a world class 15 lyre that should meetinternational standards and pass the final testing in Japan.
We accepted that challenge and with Continentals help, we were able to qualify and our lyre EURO STAR got accepted by Japan, he said. That was the beginning of our move towards the modern EURO series of tyres.