Yokohama confirms tyre plant in Rayong, Thailand

Yokohama Tire plans to build a truck and bus tyre plant on the Amata City Industrial Estate in Rayong, Thailand. The investment will be some ¥5800 million (€43 million). Initial production at a rate of 315 000 units per year will begin in April 2005, but full production (600 000 units per year) will begin at a later (unspecified) date. The company may also decide to build light truck tyres at the plant.

Initial covered area at the plant is 225 000m2, and the unit is…

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