Serbia---On August 23, 2018, Shandong Linglong Tire Co., Ltd. signed an investment memorandum with Mr. Goran Knežević, Serbian Minister of Economy, in Serbia. Mr. Vučić, Prime Minister of Serbia, and Mr. Li Manchang, Chinese ambassador in Serbia, attended this signing ceremony. The plant in Serbia will be Linglong’s second overseas manufacturing base, located in the Zrenjanin Free Trade Zone in Serbia. The project involves an investment of US$994.41 million, with expected annual capacity of HP radial tires reaching 13.62 million units.
From April 8 to 10, the 14th Chinese International Tire&Wheel (Qingdao) Fair was held in Qingdao International Exhibition Center. Linglong Tire appeared on the exhibition with its high-end brand ATLAS and a variety of featured products, demonstrating Linglong’s innovation an R&D strength and attracting a large number of customers.
On March 25, 2017, Linglong International Tire (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as LLIT) signed strategic cooperation agreement with Indian Aditya Birla Group in Thailand, and Dr. Santrupt Misra, CEO of Aditya Birla Group’s carbon black business, Mr. Sood, president of Birla Carbon in Thailand, and Mr. Wang Feng, chairman and president of Linglong Tire, attended the signing ceremony. The strategic cooperation between the two sides could not only achieve mutual benefit, but also means that Linglong’s internationalization in cooperation has stepped into a new level.
On March 24, Linglong Tire started its brand promotion in Kuala Lumpur. More than 400 people attended this ceremony, including Vice-Minister of Malaysian Premier House Office, Mr. Tran Sridr.M.Kayveas, Vice Chairman of Malaysian Taxi Association, Mr. Datuk Aslah, chairman and CEO of Linglong Tire, Mr. Wang Feng Linglong tires, Linglong Tire’s global dealers and local Malaysian media.
On March 22, VfL Wolfsburg China representative office was officially set up in Beijing, over 150 people in politics, business and sports area attended the opening ceremony, including CEO of Volkswagen Group (China), Heizmann, Chairman of Linglong Tire, Wang Feng, and Chinese famous football player, Shao Jiayi. VfL Wolfsburg became the first Bundesliga club to set up China representative office in Beijing.
From March 21 to March 23, Tyrexpo Asia 2017, the most professional tire exhibition in Southeast Asia, was held at the Singapore Expo Center. Aiming at accelerating the company's internationalization, expanding marketing channels in Southeast Asian market, and improving its international brand awareness, Linglong Tire appeared on the show with its featured products.
On February 3, 2017, LLIT attended the donation news conference hosted by Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha in Thai prime minister, to help the southern disaster area. Prayut Chan-o-Cha personally met the representative of Linglong Tire, Mr. Liu Zhandong, and received one million baht donated by Linglong Tire.
On December 14, 2016, Linglong Tire Signed Club of Champions Partner Sponsorship Contract with VfL Wolfsburg football club. From January 1, 2017, Linglong Tire will become the club of championship partner of VfL Wolfsburg. The other two championship partners are Volkswagen and Nike.
On December 6th, 2016, China Auto Parts Development Forum and the 13th China Auto Parts Suppliers 100 Best award ceremony, sponsored by China Automotive News, was held at Beijing Auto Museum. Linglong Tire was selected as the 13th China Auto Parts Suppliers 100 Best and awarded Excellent Common Parts and Body Accessories Supplier.