Yokohama to expand high-performance tire production

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd is investing about Yen3.7 billion (almost €30 million) to expand production capacity for high-performance tires at its plant in Shinshiro City, the company has announced.

Construction of a new line for tires of 18-inch diameter tires and above is to start in May, with start-up slated for June 2017, according to a 12 Feb press release. The plant is scheduled to reach full capacity by the following April.

The project at the site in Aichi Prefecture will increase annual production capacity for…

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