Harjeev Kandhari has been appointed as the vice chairman of Doublestar Europe and has joined the board of directors. Kandhari is the CEO of the joint venture between Qingdao Doublestar and the Zenises Group, and this joint venture company is responsible for the sale, marketing and distribution of all Doublestar products in Europe, including key markets like the UK.
Doublestar is the sixth largest tire manufacturer in China and is trying to further strengthen its position as a technical leader . The company recently set up an ‘Industry 4.0’ production plant in Qingdao and has also made a bid to acquire the Korean tire manufacturer, Kumho Tire.
Commenting on Kandhari’s appointment, Doublestar Europe stated: “We are very fortunate to have Mr Kandhari as a guiding hand on the Doublestar Europe board. We believe that he is one of the leading thinkers in the European tire industry and with his experience both in China and in the tire industry, this will take the joint venture to new heights in building Doublestar into one of the leading brands in Europe.”
Kandhari said that he with Doublestar being one of the leading tire manufacturers in China, he was proud to be associated with the company after seeing their new factory and meeting their new management. He expressed his confidence that the company would continue to be one of the top five manufacturers in China when the tire industry there experiences the inevitable consolidation. He said that both Doublestar and Zenises share common values in terms of the provision of quality products and in the creation of positive social impact.
Doublestar Europe also announced that Kandhari will be donating his proceeds from the role to the Zenises Foundation.
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