Mitas is a traditional tyre producer with a strong background in research and development. Mitas' focus on innovations has helped win the position of the second-largest European off-road tyre manufacturer. Mitas currently operates five factories: one in Charles City, IA, and four in Europe. A brand-new plant in Otrokovice, Czech Republic, which was opened in 2013, is producing top-quality radial agricultural tyres for worldwide markets. The majority of Mitas sales have historically occurred in the European market and through Original Equipment Manufacturers with facilities on the Continent. Currently, about 86 percent of all tyres produced by Mitas are delivered to its customers in Europe.
The company, however, is committed to expanding its global presence. One of the obvious milestones was to establish a production base in the United States, close to U.S. farmers and OEM customers as the U.S. agricultural market is large and demanding with strong growth prospects. Thanks to Mitas' plant in Charles City, American farmers can benefit from increased competition as Mitas has become the third radial agricultural tire producer in the United States. Mitas has been manufacturing farm radial tyres in the United States since 2012.
*Source: Neue Reifenzeitung 1_2013
Mitas has a long history of sponsoring sport events. Mitas’ sport roots go back to 1947, when it first started manufacturing motorcycle tyres for speedway. Currently Mitas is supporting these sport events and associations:
In 2014 Mitas signed a sponsorship agreement with the European Tractor Pulling Committee (ETPC) and has entered the dynamic world of tractor-pulling. The sponsorship agreement ensures the Mitas brand and products will be promoted during all international ETPC tractor-pulling events.
Mitas’ association with speedway spans over 67 years since it began manufacturing specialist tyres for the sport, back in 1947. In 2014 Mitas has signed a multiyear contract with BSI Speedway to be the official tyresupplier and associate sponsor of the Speedway FIM World Championship.