Tag: production capacity

30% capacity increase: Bridgestone announces investment in Poznań tyre plant

6th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Approximately £145 million will be invested in the Bridgestone tyre plant in Poznań, Poland over the next half a decade in order to boost production capacity by around 30 per cent. Quoted in a Bridgestone press release, Roman Staszewski, plant manager and managing director of Bridgestone Poznan, said close to PLN 700 million would be invested and, by 2022, new technology would be added and current production lines upgraded in order to increase daily production capacity from 31,000 to more than 40,000 tyres.

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Rosava ‘restructuring’ as plant readies for larger tyre sizes

Rosava ‘restructuring’ as plant readies for larger tyre sizes

9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite a company restructuring that includes the closing down of the private joint-stock company (PJSC) Rosava, the Rosava factory in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine is currently gearing up to begin production of 19-inch tyres following the installation of new plant equipment.

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India expansion to boost Yokohama Rubber’s off-highway tyre production

15th January 2018 | 0 Comments

A total of US$45.5 million is being invested to expand the Yokohama Group’s global production capacity for off-highway tyres. The investment will cover the production of a new plant in India that will add a further 34,700 tonnes to Yokohama’s capacity by the end of 2019. Work on the plant will commence next month at the site in Dahej operated by ATC Tires Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber’s July 2016-acquired off-highway company Alliance Tire Group (ATG).

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Nokian Heavy Tyres lifting production capacity by 50%

Nokian Heavy Tyres lifting production capacity by 50%

22nd December 2017 | 0 Comments

Through an investment of around 70 million euros in its factory in Nokia, Finland, Nokian Tyres group company Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd. will increase its production capacity by 50 per cent over the coming three years. The maximum capacity for heavy tyre production will grow from approximately 20 million kilogrammes a year to 32 million kilogrammes. Alongside this capacity boost, approximately 50 additional people will be hired for the production of heavy tyres.

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Twaron Aramid capacity to grow more than 25%

22nd December 2017 | 0 Comments

Teijin Aramid intends to increase production capacity for its Twaron fibre by more than 25 per cent. This additional capacity will become fully available by the end of 2022.

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Three Bridgestone tyre plants in Europe to benefit from major investment

16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Approximately 266 million euros are to be invested into three key Bridgestone production sites in Europe. In a statement covering its plans, Bridgestone Europe shares that funds will be directed towards expanding capacity at its Burgos facility in Spain and the Poznan and Stargard sites in Poland. The expansion projects will take places in phases over the coming five years, with all upgrades expected to be completed by early 2022.

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New mixer, greater utilisation to facilitate expansion at Sumitomo’s US tyre plant

11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

According to a permit issued by a state authority, car tyre capacity at Sumitomo Rubber USA’s plant in Tonawanda, New York will double to 10,000 tyres per day. In addition to its existing production of 5,000 motorcycle tyres per day and 2,000 medium truck/bus tyres per day, this expansion will lift the plant’s annual rubber production capacity to 250 million pounds or 113,400 tonnes.

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Toyo Tires expanding capacity in Malaysia, USA

Toyo Tires expanding capacity in Malaysia, USA

5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

A total of around 35 billion yen (£234.2 million) will be invested in increasing production capacity at Toyo Tire & Rubber tyre plants in Malaysia and the USA.

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Hixih Group investing in car, truck tyre capacity

Hixih Group investing in car, truck tyre capacity

26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

This year, the Hixih Rubber Industry Group is investing nearly RMB 6 billion (£682.3 million) in its two subsidiaries, Shenzhou Tire and Tongli Tire. Two separate projects will see the creation of a new car tyre facility and a doubling of capacity for all-steel truck radials.

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PCR capacity at SRI’s Hunan, China plant to treble

19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

According to a news report from Japan, production capacity at the Sumitomo Rubber (Hunan) Co. Ltd passenger car tyre plant in Changsa, China will treble by 2020. Nikkei Asian Review writes that Sumitomo Rubber Industries will invest some 30 billion yen (£205 million) in its subsidiary to increase daily output from 20,000 to 60,000 pieces. The publication adds that the company aims for a daily capacity of 100,000 passenger car tyres in China, an amount that anticipates growing demand for fuel-saving tyres.

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Trelleborg investing in Serbian tyre plant

2nd February 2017 | 0 Comments

In its year-end 2016 report, Sweden’s Trelleborg AB states that its Board of Directors has “decided to make a major investment” in Trelleborg Wheel Systems’ tyre operation in Serbia in order to improve the facility’s footprint and increase production capacity to accommodate additional future sales.

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Tyre production to increase at Yokohama’s Philippines plant

8th December 2016 | 0 Comments

It is 20 years since Yokohama Rubber established its Yokohama Tire Philippines, Inc. (YPTI) passenger car tyre manufacturing and sales subsidiary and commenced work on a new plant.

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Update: Bridgestone to boost radial aircraft tyre capacity

19th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone recently announced its intention to increase capacity for radial aircraft tyre production at its Kurume plant in Japan. The company has now amended the statement it released on 17 October, changing the investment amount; rather than investing US$2.1 billion in the project as previously reported, Bridgestone states that the actual investment figure is 2.1 billion yen (£16.5 million).

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Bridgestone to boost radial aircraft tyre capacity

Bridgestone to boost radial aircraft tyre capacity

17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Capacity for radial aircraft tyre production at Bridgestone’s Kurume plant in Japan is set to increase in response to an anticipated rise in demand for these products over the medium to long-term. Bridgestone Corporation will invest a total of US$2.1 billion in the project; while the company hasn’t reported the size of its planned capacity increase, it states that the project should be complete by the end of 2018.

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Bridgestone plants in Hungary, Russia to use Examation tyre making system

Bridgestone plants in Hungary, Russia to use Examation tyre making system

17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Examation, a new tyre manufacturing system from Bridgestone Corporation that combines technologies from the company’s BIRD production system with artificial intelligence, will be introduced into Bridgestone’s Tatabánya car tyre factory in Hungary this year. Following the system’s set-up in Hungary, Bridgestone will then introduce Examation in its new plant in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, which is expected to commence production in the final quarter of 2016.

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