Yokohama to Build Thai Plant
(Akron/Tire Review) Yokohama Rubber Co is to build a new tyre plant in Thailand to produce passenger and light truck/SUV tyres. The company said it would begin construction of the 11.5 billion yen facility this October, which will be located adjacent to its current Yokohama Tire Manufacturing (Thailand) Co. facility there. Yokohama said the new plant, with an initial capacity of 1.4 million tyres annually, will begin production in November 2006. The plant will be designed, the company said, to allow for further expansion as warranted.