Shenyang, China – Bridgestone China officially opened its relocated truck and bus radial (TBR) tire plant in Shenyang on 24 September, parent Bridgestone Corp. has announced.
“China is one of Bridgestone’s key markets, with a huge demand for TBR tires,” said Kazuhisa Nishigai, COO and Bridgestone board member at the opening.
“We aim to develop our Shenyang plant into one of Bridgestone’s key plants, to contribute to the growth of the local market and customers’ needs,” he added.
The Shenyang plant was originally constructed in 1999 and was Bridgestone’s first tire manufacturing plant in China.
With this relocation, Bridgestone said it will improve its production structure and develop systems to enhance speed-to-market, to more rapidly meet consumer demand for its products.