Belshina to Increase Output by 7%
A more efficient use of production capacity should see tyre output increase by 7 per cent this year at Belshina. The Belarus based company is reported to be planning an upgrade of its existing processing lines and the introduction of a new tyre assembly system. Its output of OTR tyres is also set to expand following the commissioning of an OTR radial assembly system supplied by the VMI Group. The system can accommodate tyres between sizes 17.5 R25 and 24.0 R35, although it will be principally used for manufacturing 21.0 R35 and 24.0 R35 size tyres suitable for rigid dumper applications. Belshina will reportedly increase output to just under 28,500 units per year, with 37 new sizes and types introduced by 2010.
The company’s primary domestic OEM customers are the Minsk Automobile Plant and Production Association Minsk Tractor Works, both based in Minsk. Belshina also exports its products to markets the CIS, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.