ERJ staff report (DS)
Singapore -- Tyrexpo Asia 2011 in Singapore has broken all previous records for exhibitor and visitor numbers, according to show organisers ECI International.
Independently audited statistics confirm that over the three days (29-31 March) 3,578 visitors attended the show in the Singapore Expo Centre. That figure represents a major increase of more than 16% compared to the last staging in 2009. Demonstrating the true international flavor of the event, visitors were recorded from 86 different countries from across the global tyre world.
Among news from the show, CEAT Ltd of India confirmed aggressive plans to increase manufacturing capacity at its newly-commissioned Gujarat factory, with 300,000 passenger car tyres and 100,000 truck units per month scheduled.
Shandong Linglong: the Chinese manufacturer announced the launch of its Green-Max range of 19 green silica tyres running from 195 45 16 through to 265 30 19 options in V and W speed ratings.
Indian OTR manufacturer Balkrishna Tyres (BKT): confirmed plans for a fourth tyre plant in India. The US$300 million greenfield site investment in Gujarat is scheduled to come on stream next year and will eventually boost production capacity by 80%. â€œThe new plant will provide us with much-needed additional capacity to service our rapid growth in export markets and also allow us to direct more of our production into India, which accounts for just 8-10 per cent of current output,â€ says BKT executive director Anurag Poddar.
Mindtrac: the Singaporean company introduced a new range of bus and truck radials manufactured by Birla Tyres in Haridwar, India.
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Press release from TyrExpo Asia