AKRON (Aug. 19, 2011)—China's Triangle Group Co. Ltd., the second largest tire maker in China, plans to open a U.S. headquarters and technical center in Akron.
Wehai City, China-based Triangle Group said it will name its U.S. sales and R&D company A3T L.L.C.
Triangle said it will be hiring high-level technical staff along with support personnel, starting with about 30 local employees, 10 in R&D and 20 in sales, and expand from there.
Triangle is considered the No. 14 tire maker worldwide with 2010 sales of $2.26 billion. It operates three tire plants in the Weihai City area, employing more than 7,500.