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Mitas dispatched its 100th truckload of tires from the Charles City plant

Charles City, Iowa, October 19, 2012 – Today, tire maker Mitas loaded and expedited the 100th truck of farm tires made in Charles City. “This delivery is intended for American farmers,” said Pavel Charvat, the president of Mitas’ North American subsidiary. Some of Mitas’ tires are also exported abroad. Mitas’ Moscow sales office has confirmed that the first two containers of tires made in Iowa were delivered to customers in Russia.

“Mitas continues installing additional tire-building machines and curing presses,” Charvat said. “This week, Mitas has reached yet another milestone. It now employs 150 locals. By mid-2013, Mitas plans to have 237 full-time employees,” Charvat added. By that time, the plant will have reached its full planned production capacity of 13,500 metric tons of tires a year. Mitas is the third American radial farm-tire maker as of 2012.

“This has been a very busy summer for us in Charles City,” Charvat said. The company presented a contribution to the Community Foundation, the team volunteered at the Fourth of July parade, and Mitas hosted a street party in August. “Mitas is a responsible member of Charles City and Floyd County,” Charvat reiterated.

“Mitas provides support to local charitable causes and communal services while observing transparency, integrity and efficacy.”

MITAS a.s. is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tires. Mitas manufactures and sells tires under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under licence. In addition, Mitas produces and distributes a wide range of Mitas-branded industrial and motorcycle tires. Mitas is a member of ČGS a.s. Holding and operates three production plants in the Czech Republic and one in Serbia, and maintains a global sales and distribution network.

Public Relations (Europe)

Jiří Šebek
Public Relations Manager

Mobile: +420 603 458 317
jiri.sebek@mitas-tires.com
press@mitas-tires.com

Sales and Marketing (USA)

Neil Rayson
Tel. +1 704 542 3422
neil.rayson@mitas-tires.com

Charles City Factory (Iowa)

Pavel Charvat
Tel.: +1 641 257 6481
pavel.charvat@mitas-tires.com