Bridgestone to raise radial truck/bus tyre capacity in Thailand

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Tokyo-Bridgestone Corp. plans to invest about ¥17 500 million (Euro 127 million) in expanding its Thai truck and bus tyre plant, in a project that includes simultaneous expansion of its steel cord plant at Rayong in Thailand.

In a 9 August announcement, the Japanese tyre maker said the expansion will raise production at its Chonburi Plant, making radial truck and bus tyres, to 7500 tyres a day by the first half of 2008. “This move is in response to growing…

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