Bridgestone India plant starts production

ERJ staff report (TB)

Pune, India – Bridgestone Corp. has inaugurated production of car tires at its $540 million Pune factory, Tire Business reported on 6 February, and is targeting October for starting truck tire production there.

Bridgestone India Private Ltd. marked the occasion with an opening ceremony on 5 February with company and local government officials. The tire maker broke ground on the plant in 2010.

Daily car tire capacity at the 8.1-million-sq.-ft. plant is expected to reach 10,000 units by year-end 2014, Bridgestone said, with daily…

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