Expansion For South Pacific Tyres
South Pacific Tyres, the jv between Australia’s Pacific Dunlop and Goodyear of the USA, is set to increase production at its plant in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Production at the plant is due to rise by 65 per cent over the next year, creating 140 new jobs. In unit terms, output will rise by one million tyres, to 2.
4 million tyres a year. Production will go from 24 hours a day, five days a week, to 24 hours, seven days. 60 new sizes of tyre will be introduced into the factory, many coming from South Pacific factories in Australia.