Bridgestone Opens Thai Retread Materials Plant
Bridgestone Corporation's subsidiary Bridgestone Bandag Manufacturing (Thailand) Co Ltd has held its opening ceremony, marking the completion of Bridgestone's newest manufacturing plant located in the Chonburi Province of Thailand. The plant will produce precure tread, which will be supplied to the growing retread markets in Japan, Asia and China. The new facility is expected to have a production capacity of 30 tons per day by the end of 2013. It is the first precure tread facility the Bridgestone Group has built since acquiring the US-based retread operating company, Bandag Inc, in 2007.