Rebuilding Sailun: Multi-billion dollar plans for new tyre and materials factories analysed
The recent news that Sailun Tyre plans to invest 17.48 billion yuan in setting up two factories in Dongjiakou, Qingdao, has received widespread coverage in Chinese media. The investment in the tyre factory is 15.18 billion yuan, involving 20 million sets of semi-steel radial tyres, 10 million sets of all-steel radial tyres, and 150,000 tons of OTR tyres. The investment in the 500,000-ton new material factory is 2.302 billion yuan. Sailun’s various production bases will mainly use the material factory’s products. According to Sailun’s calculations, the Dongjiakou tyre factory will achieve 21.9 billion yuan revenue and 2.96 billion yuan profit yearly. The annual turnover of the material factory is 12.035 billion yuan, and the average annual net profit is 923 million yuan.