Yokohama plans tyre plant in Thailand
Yokohama is set to invest 5.5 billion Yen (US$ 50.8 million) to build a new factory in Thailand, producing steel radials for trucks and buses.
The new factory – Yokohama’s second for CV tyres outside Japan (the first is in the USA) – will initially produce 300,000 tyres annually, with this figure doubling to 600,000 units by 2007. The tyres will be marketed world-wide. .