Tag: greenfield facility

BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The likelihood of seeing BKT tyres ‘Made in the USA’ appears even more uncertain following an earnings call held by Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) on 13 August. Although the tyre maker reported three days earlier that the 20,000 tonne per annum factory project was just “in abeyance”, comments made during the call suggest the pause on work is more than temporary.

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Endurance Technologies drops plans to make tyres

Endurance Technologies drops plans to make tyres

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Indian automotive components manufacturer Endurance Technologies Limited has informed the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) that it’s halted plans to set up a tyre manufacturing operation. The decision not to expand into this area was made after investors voiced concerns about the project.

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Sentury Tire: Plans for USA tyre plant on hold

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

It appears that Sentury Tire has paused its project to set up a tyre factory in the USA. Local newspaper the Valley Times News shares that work has been “placed on hold indefinitely.”

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Linglong Tire begins Serbia factory project

Linglong Tire begins Serbia factory project

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

A ceremony has taken place to mark the start of work on Linglong Tire’s new tyre factory in Serbia. Company chairman and chief executive officer Wang Feng greeted guests at the site of the future plant on 29 and 30 March to launch the new subsidiary, Linglong International Europe D.O.O. Zrenjanin (LLIE), and to hold the tyre maker’s global partner conference.

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Official opening for Continental’s Thailand tyre plant

Official opening for Continental’s Thailand tyre plant

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental’s new tyre making facility in Thailand is officially up and running. A ceremony was held yesterday to mark the occasion, with around 500 people present to mark inauguration of the 250-million-euro greenfield factory in Rayong. Production will now be ramped up to provide a capacity to manufacture some four million passenger car and light commercial vehicle tyres by 2022. These tyres will be sold locally and throughout the entire APAC region.

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BKT outlaying up to $100 million to build US tyre plant

BKT outlaying up to $100 million to build US tyre plant

6th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Balkrishna Industries (BKT) has provided further details regarding its plans to build a factory in the USA. With a capital outlay of up to US$100 million, funded by investments and local debt, the tyre maker intends to establish a greenfield facility with an annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes.

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Linglong Tire confirms Serbia factory plans

Linglong Tire confirms Serbia factory plans

27th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Several days after its Board of Directors approved plans to build a factory in Serbia, Shandong Linglong Tire Co., Ltd. signed an investment memorandum with regional and national officials. Company chairman and president Wang Feng signed the agreement together with Goran Knežević, Serbia’s Minister of Economy, at a ceremony held in Zrenjanin, Serbia on 23 August. Aleksandar Vučić, president of Serbia, and Li Manchang, China’s ambassador to the country, also attended the ceremony.

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Linglong Tire greenlights Serbia factory project

Linglong Tire greenlights Serbia factory project

21st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Under Linglong Tire’s ‘5+3’ strategy, the company aims to establish three tyre factories around the world in addition to five facilities in China. The tyre maker’s first international plant was inaugurated in Thailand in 2014, and yesterday Linglong Tire announced its Board of Directors’ approval of plans to build a second in Serbia. Construction of a new facility 30 miles north of Belgrade is expected to commence in the first half of next year and ultimately give Linglong Tire an annual capacity of 13.62 million tyres in Europe. The project involves an investment of US$994.39 million.

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Ceat signs India factory MoU

9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

In a letter to BSE, Ceat Ltd. has confirmed entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of India’s Tamil Nadu state. The tyre maker told the stock exchange that the MoU for setting up a new greenfield facility covers an estimated investment of Rs 40 billion (£437 million) over a period of ten years. It adds that passenger car radials, commercial vehicle radials and two-wheeler tyres will be produced in the plant.

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SRI breaks ground in Slovenia

SRI breaks ground in Slovenia

22nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

At a ceremony attended by Slovenia's Prime Minister, Dr Miro Cerar, and other national and local dignitaries, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) broke ground on 17 May at its newest site. The plant project in Logatec, Slovenia focuses on non-tyre production, specifically the manufacture of rubber parts for medical applications, and builds upon the company’s acquisition of Lonstroff AG in 2015.

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Continental begins equipping new Thailand tyre plant

Continental begins equipping new Thailand tyre plant

21st March 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s only been four months since the foundation stone for Continental’s new tyre factory in Rayong, Thailand was laid, yet good progress has already been made. On 15 March the first machine was installed within the plant, an occasion celebrated by some 180 guests, Thai officials, as well as Continental management and representatives from the local project team, suppliers and dealers.

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Triangle Tyre selects site for USA factory project

Triangle Tyre selects site for USA factory project

20th December 2017 | 0 Comments

An announcement made yesterday confirms Kingsboro (Edgecombe County), North Carolina as the site for the new Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd. plant in the United States. Sharing news of the project, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper stated that Triangle intends to invest nearly US$580 million in the area.

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Stone laying for Continental’s newest tyre factory

29th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The foundation stone for the new Continental tyre factory in Rayong, Thailand was laid last week at a ceremony marking the official start of work on the greenfield project. Company management, suppliers and local dignitaries attended a ceremony on 21 November that included elements of Thai culture and that of Continental’s homeland, Germany.

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Ceat acquires land for new tyre plant

11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

India’s Ceat Ltd. has acquired 163 acres (66 hectares) of land in Chennai for building a new factory. The deal was concluded by JLL India, the country’s largest real estate consultancy, who also negotiated associated incentives with the government of Tamil Nadu state.

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Sentury Tire chooses SSOE for US plant design

Sentury Tire chooses SSOE for US plant design

12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Engineering, architecture and construction management firm SSOE Group has been selected to design the new Sentury Tire manufacturing facility and North American headquarters in LaGrange, Georgia.

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