SD-International becomes a leading global tire company,
leading the driving industry through high-tech preeminence
Double Coin produced in Thailand and introduced into the Eastern European market . Zeta TBR produced in the Aeolus factory which is powered by PIRELLI technology.
Zeta PCR produced in Thailand and launched into USA market.
SALES OF $135 MILLION
SD International initiates plans to introduce its first non-Chinese manufactured range. In conjunction with Sentury Tyres an agreement is reached to introduce a new Zeta range to be manufactured in its new Thailand factory. The company also opens its first logistics centre in Germany, to service mainland Europe, with a view to introducing other logistics centres in certain other markets.
Another PCR range under the Toledo brand name is introduced to satisfy ever growing demand from its customers. A further sales office is opened in India to cater for increasing demand in south east Asia. Sales top the $150m milestone for the first time.
The growth momentum continues with a new sales office established in North America.
Annual sales revenue increases to $76 million and another sales office is opened in Dubai. The company also becomes one of the first Chinese tyre producers to join ITMA in Europe, thereby endorsing their intention to be fully conversant and compliant with all new and future legislation introduced in the EU.
A further sales office is opened in Buenos Aires and an agreement is reached with Zhaoqing Junhong for the company to distribute its Maxtrek range in Europe and several other countries. The company also introduces the Autoguard PCR range manufactured Beijing Capital Tyres.
An additional private brand – Zeta is launched to strengthen SD International's position in the PCR and TBR sectors.
SD International introduces its first private brand in the car and radial truck market with the introduction of the Pace brand which is manufactured by Cooper Chengshan and offers over 100 sizes.
SD International is founded by Mike Zhang in March and based in Shanghai. The company's initial private brand, DHT is introduced for bias and agricultural tyre market sectors.
In 18 years All the development process is clear, at a glance.