Bridgestone increases large earthmover tyre capacity

Tokyo–Bridgestone Corp. has announced that it will expand production capacity for large and ultralarge radial tyres for mining and construction equipment and other off-the-road equipment. This move is in response to growing global demand for those tyres, according to the announcement. It becomes part of a sweeping capital spending program that the Bridgestone Group is undertaking worldwide.

The capacity increase in off-the-road tyres will center on expanding tyre-production capacity at Bridgestone’s Shimonoseki Plant about 20 percent by the beginning of 2008. It will also include…

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