Kobe Japan--Sumitomo Rubber Industries is reportedly planning to build a tyre factory in Thailand. Japan's Kyodo News Service reported a company spokesman saying, "The plant will be built in an industrial complex some 100 kilometers south of Bangkok with the aim of making 12 000 tyres a day by the end of 2008 after starting operations in late 2006."
The plant will make passenger car and light truck tyres of radial construction, and current plans call for the plant to increase output to 22 000 units per day by 2010, said Kyodo.
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