Conti to add mixing capacity in Romania

Timisoara, Romania-Continental AG is adding rubber mixing capacity to its passenger tyre plant in Timisoara, which was set up four years ago as a modular satellite” facility.

Word of the upgrade comes from Italian internal mixer maker Techint-Pomini, which is supplying an intermeshing mixer to Conti for the factory.

Conti set up the plant in 1999-2000 at a cost of $60 million. It is rated at 22 000 units daily and uses Conti’s Modular Manufacturing Process, which involves completing production of tyres initiated elsewhere.

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