Goodyear adding 50% capacity at China tire factory

Pulandian, China – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has broken ground on a $485-million (€437-million) expansion of its Dalian factory in Pulandian, the US tire-maker announced 2 Nov.

The expansion, expected to complete by 2020, will increase production capacity by 5 million tires a year – an increase of around 50%.

The plant currently has 10 million annual capacity for passenger car tires and 500,000 capacity for truck tires.

The added capacity will aim to meet growing market demand for premium, large-rim-diameter consumer tires in China and…

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