Toyo Begins Making Test Tyres at New Plant
(Akron/Tire Review) Toyo Tires International has begun “prototype tyre production” at its Toyo Tire North America (TTNA) plant in White, Georgia. The first test tyres rolled off the line on 10 October, just a year after ground was broken for the highly automated plant. Toyo officials said that upon completion of product quality checks and performance tests, TTNA will launch commercial production in early 2006. The plant will have an initial capacity of 2 million passenger and light truck/SUV tyres per year.