Linglong opens US office, planning new tyre plants and European tech centre

Shandong Linglong is opening an office for its new US company, Linglong Americas in Ohio. The site in Medina was formally announced by Wang Feng, CEO and president of Linglong Tire during an event at the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas. According to at least two online news sources, the establishment of Linglong Tire’s US company forms part of a broader expansion plan.

Tire Review reports that Linglong plans to build a new plant, with locations in North and South America currently being considered. Furthermore the company is reportedly due to open a technical center in Germany in 2015. An additional technical centre is being considered for the US. Merry Wang, vice president of sales and marketing and a corporate officer at Linglong Tire, will head the new Linglong Americas business.

The company opened a Thai production plant earlier this year.

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