Bridgestone to lift OTR radial production

By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor

Brussels-Bridgestone Corp. is investing Yen12 000 million to expand production of off-the-road (OTR) radial tyres at its Hofu plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, the company has announced.

The project will raise the company’s production capacity for small- and medium-sized OTR tyres to 16 000 tonnes/year by the end of 2007, said a Bridgestone statement. The products, it added, will mainly be exported to Asian and European markets, with some also going to Latin America and to a lesser extent…

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