Sailun Group extends capacity expansion project
Sailun Group Co., Ltd. has issued a new timetable for the completion of its project to add capacity for larger rim passenger car and light commercial vehicle tyres at its Dongying factory in China. The self-funded investment to add 15 million units of capacity will now be implemented by December 2020 rather than this year, as originally planned. According to Sailun Group, the level of investment in the project and proposed usage of the funds remains the same.
The project is based upon the capacity expansion strategy the company set out in 2014. So far, annual capacity for 8 million passenger car and light commercial vehicle tyres has been added under the project. However, in light of the anti-dumping duties the USA has imposed upon these products since August 2015, Sailun has now decided to extend the project’s timetable.
In order to circumvent the abovementioned tariffs, Sailun has increased its capacity for car and light commercial tyres in its plant in Vietnam.