Bridgestone Announces Expansion Of Truck And Bus Tyre Production
Bridgestone Corporation has announced an expansion in truck and bus radial production at three plants in Japan and one in Thailand. In Japan, two billion Yen (US$16.86 m) will be spent to increase capacity to 1,300 tyres a day.
The factory at Chonburi, Thailand, will begin production in the second half of next year, at a rate of 2,500 tyres daily, which will double by 2006. Total investment in the plant will reach 24 billion Yen ($202.3 m).