Bridgestone to open Thailand tech centre
Bridgestone Corporation has announced plans for its Bridgestone Asia Pacific PTE Ltd (BSAP) subsidiary to establish a technical centre in Thailand. The total investment of the project is said to be around 3.7 billion yen, with the opening pencilled in for July 2013.
According to the company, the new site will gradual take over tyre development, production technology and quality management for operations in the Asia Pacific region, which are currently handled by the company’s technical centre in Japan. The idea is that the new facility will be able to more quickly reflect information from the markets it covers.
The site, which is tentatively being called Bridgestone Asia Pacific Technical Center Co., Ltd. will be situated in a suburb of Bangkok, Thailand and will be established in March 2013. Masajiro Fujiwara will represent the centre, which will employ around 100 employees technicians.