Maxxis To Build Further Tyre Plant in Xiamen, China
Maxxis International, which is owned by Cheng Shin Rubber has announced that it is to build a new production facility in Xiamen on China’s south east coast, where it already operates two successful factories. The announcement follows the news that the company will build a new plant in Chong Qing, south west China within a similar timeframe.
Phase one of the new Xiamen factory is scheduled to be completed in 2011 and when the plant is fully operational production capacity will be around 30,000 car tyres a day. The facility will serve both domestic and export markets and will be similar to the one Maxxis is building in Chong Qing, west China, in that it will be to the same design and specification as the Maxxis factory in Rayong Province, Thailand, which the company says has “proved to be a very successful enterprise since its launch six years ago.”
Maxxis International/Cheng Shin Rubber is now one of the world’s top 10 tyre manufacturers and has already announced plans to develop new factories in Taiwan and Kunshan, central China to meet increasing demand. In addition to its manufacturing bases in China, Maxxis currently operates factories in Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam and has research and development facilities in Asia, Europe and North America.