Bridgestone to build €180 million OTR tyre plant in Japan

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. plans to build a plant for large off-the-road tyres in Japan over the coming two-and-a-half years at a cost of Â¥28 500 million (€180 million) to support growing demand for the tyres used in mining and construction.

Bridgestone will build the plant on a 87-hectare site adjacent to its existing Shimonoseki plant in Fukuoka Prefecture. The plant, due on stream in the second half of 2009, will have a daily capacity of 30 tonnes of compounded rubber at full capacity by 2010,…

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