Linglong Tire and Geely Automobile have signed a cooperation agreement in Ningbo, Zhejiang. 

Both parties will cooperate in product design and development, new technology application, quality assurance, cost optimisation and manufacturing globalisation, while Geely's global bases will provide a share of resources for Linglong.

"The two sides will take their respective R&D and product advantages to promote the steady increase of both sides in the global market share," said a Linglong statement. "Over the previous years, guided by the high-end demand of OE market, Linglong has developed tyres that could meet market demand on the basis of making full use of its existing technology and performance testing systems.

"Up to now, the company has provided OE service for more than 100 manufacturing bases of many automakers worldwide.

"The establishment of the partnership with Linglong is Geely's affirmation and recognition of the strength of Linglong.

"Linglong will continue to focus on scientific and technological innovation and develop new types of tyres suitable for new models with new research and development technology."

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