Bridgestone plans proving ground in China

Tokyo — Bridgestone Corp. has been given permission to build a new proving ground in Yixing, Jiangsu Province, China. The facility is due west of Shanghai, about 200 km inland. Bridgestone said it will cover approximately 84 hectares. It is due to open, said Bridgestone, in June 2007.

The investment is about Euro 20 million and the unit will have about 6 permanent employees, according to Bridgestone. A company statement said having a proving ground near Shanghai means that, “Bridgestone can test tyres for original equipment…

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