Yokohama to boost Thai tire capacity

ERJ staff report (BC)

Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co. will start the second phase of expanding its Thai truck and bus tire production facility in July.

The company will invest a total of 8bn yen (€62m) in the second plant, which will occupy with a building area of 2.6 hectares. With the expansion, Yokohama Rubber will increase its Thai truck and bus tire capacity from 350 000 to 700 000 tires a year.

The second plant will start manufacturing in April 2015, and be fully on stream…

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