ERJ staff report (DS)
Birmingham -- Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd (DATL) has announced the arrival at its UK headquarters of tyre building and testing equipment previously owned by Yokohama Rubber Co. The equipment is currently being installed.
DATL acquired the equipment from The Yokohama Rubber Company after the firm, which has a strong reputation in Japan for manufacturing and retreading radial aircraft tyres, withdrew its brand from this sector of the market.
The additional manufacturing capacity will senable the company to accelerate its activity in the radial tyre marketplace. â€œBy acquiring this equipment we will enhance our global manufacturing capability and put Dunlop Aircraft Tyres in a strong position to expand its product range,â€ said the company's chairman, Ian Edmondson.
The testing equipment, which includes a dynamometer machine, is expanding Dunlop's in-house capability and capacity so that the company can further accelerate its new product development and bring tyres to market more quickly.
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