Bridgestone to build 8000 tyres/day BIRD plant in Mexico

Monterrey, Mexico–Bridgestone Corp. has confirmed it is planning to build a new car- and light truck-tyre plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The company released a statement saying it intends to invest about $220 million in the plant, which will focus on large rim diameters and ultra-high performance tyres. Bridgestone said the new plant will employ BIRD (Bridgestone Innovative and Rational Development) technology; the first time the high-tech manufacturing system has been employed outside Japan.

Bridgestone said the plant, which will be a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding,…

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