Chinese tyre maker Jiangsu General Science Technology intends to open its new plant in Cambodia during the first half of this year. The General Tire Technology (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. facility now being set up in the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone is expected to enter production in May with a capacity to manufacture 5 million semi-steel radial tyres and 900,000 all-steel radial tyres.
Recently, Jiangsu General Science and Technology (Jiangsu General) has revealed a strategic plan to reach five production bases in the next 10 years. Currently, the company has two factories in China and Thailand and has more recently launched projects in Cambodia.
On 12 August, Jiangsu General stated that it would issue shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in a non-public funding initiative. The stock issuance plan shows that Jiangsu General is prepared to issue shares to no more than 35 specific investors. The number of shares to be issued shall not exceed 386,578,320 units, which is 30 per cent of Jiangsu General’s total share capital before the issuance of shares. The total amount of funds raised does not exceed 1.018 billion yuan (£124.42 million, 147.15 million euros). It is reported that HOdo Group, the controlling shareholder of Jiangsu General, plans to subscribe for shares in cash, with a subscription amount of not less than 30 million yuan (£3.67 million, 4.34 million euros) and not more than 200 million yuan (£24.45 million, 28.91 million euros).
On 11 January 2021 Jiangsu Province Department of Commerce approved Jiangsu General Science Technology Co. Ltd’s (GS Tire) US$300 million investment in a new tyre factory in Cambodia. Company stock market filings had previously described that factory as a $204 million investment, which suggests the scope of the project has increased significantly.
Jiangsu General Technology Co. Ltd, which is known as General Science or Jiangsu General, has announced plans to invest 3.061 billion yuan (£341.930 million; 399.958 million euros; US$473 million) in the construction of a 10.2 million tyre a year factory in Anqing, Anhui Province, China. The announcement of the new Chinese production base follow plans for investment in the construction of a separate factory in Cambodia.
The second edition of the Tire+ exhibition, organised by China United Rubber Company, got underway today in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province China at the world-famous Canton show ground. The show runs in parallel with the large-scale Guangzhou Autoshow (itself a top three automotive event in China) as well as the China Essen Motor Show and continues until 19 November.