Bridgestone invests in South Africa
Bridgestone is to invest 700 million Rand (86 million euro) in upgrading and expanding its Brits tyre manufacturing plant, in North West Province, over a five year period. The investment takes Bridgestone’s total investment in its South African operation to 1.5 billion Rand (185 million euro).
The plant, which makes steel belt tyres for passenger, light commercial vehicles and trucks for the local market, has already seen some 210 million Rand (26 million euro) in improvements over the past two years. The improvements will increase capacity by 26 per cent and enable the production of run-flat tyres. .