Bridgestone now supplying Indian market with local TBR production
Truck and bus tyre production has commenced at Bridgestone’s Indore factory in India’s Madhya Pradesh State. The Bridgestone India facility, which has been producing passenger car tyres since 1998, was expanded to cater for the country’s growing demand for truck and bus radials through an Rs 1,700 million (£22.8 million) investment. Bridgestone India anticipates producing around 200 TBR tyres per day at the plant by the end of this year and twice that number by mid-2012.
Prior to the start of truck and bus radial production in Indore, Bridgestone India imported these products from Japan. Local production will soon be further boosted through a greenfield facility currently being erected in Pune, Maharashtra State, which will produce both truck and passenger car radials. Truck and bus tyre production at this new site is expected to begin in August 2013, around eight months after the start of passenger car tyre production.