Bridgestone inaugurates Brazilian tyre plant

Salvador, Brazil – Bridgestone Corp. has inaugurated production at its newest plant, a passenger and light truck tyre factory in Camacari in Brazil´s state of Bahia.
The plant, Bridgestone´s second in Brazil, was built over two years at a cost of $160 million. It has capacity at start-up for 8000 tyres a day with 500 employees, according to Bridgestone Firestone do Brasil Indústria e Comércio Ltda., the Brazilian subsidiary.

The plant replaces traditional linear production with a modular system known as BIRD, consisting of a…

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