European Linglong Tyre factory certified by numerous OEMs

Since commencing operations in 2023, the Linglong tyre factory in Zrenjanin, has been recognised as one of the world's most modern tyre production facilities. Covering an expansive area of 500,000 square metres, with the entire company site spanning 97 hectares, this cutting-edge plant represents a significant investment of nearly one billion Euros.

At full capacity, the factory's 1,200 employees will produce approximately 14 million tyres annually, catering to cars, trucks, and off-the-road (OTR) vehicles. This facility marks the first European tyre plant established by a Chinese manufacturer, a strategic move for Linglong Tire as it expands its footprint across the continent.

In recent months, the Zrenjanin factory has garnered certifications from a host of prestigious car manufacturers, including Nissan, Volkswagen, Audi, Ford, Stellantis group, Hyundai, and Kia, as well as the truck manufacturer MAN. These endorsements are critical for the production of original equipment tyres, tailored to meet the specific requirements of each automobile manufacturer.

Michael Beverin, Director of European Original Equipment and Quality at Linglong Tire Germany GmbH, highlighted the importance of these certifications: “The many certifications from numerous renowned original equipment customers in our factory in Serbia confirm our decision to build a factory in Europe. The factory is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly tyre factories in the world, and the significantly shorter logistics chains to our European customers also help to protect the environment. Our goal is to supply all of our original equipment customers’ European factories with European-made tyres in the medium term.”

About Linglong Tire

Shandong Linglong Tire Co., Ltd., founded in 1975, stands as one of the world's leading tyre manufacturers. The company integrates tyre design, development, manufacturing, and sales, offering products widely used on passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and engineering machinery vehicles. With seven R&D centres and seven manufacturing bases globally, including the new facility in Serbia, Linglong Tire employs over 19,000 people. Its products are exported to 173 countries, servicing major markets in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Africa.

Linglong Tire provides Original Equipment service for over 60 globally renowned automakers, including Volkswagen and Audi. The company's strategic expansion plan includes the completion of a global manufacturing layout, maximising global resources, and expanding its market presence. Linglong Tire is also a prominent sponsor of European football clubs, notably the German Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg and its multiple champion women's team.

For more information, visit Linglong Tire

European Linglong Tyre factory certified by numerous OEMs
June 17, 2024
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