Bridgestone to open Russian plant 25 May

Ulyanovsk, Russia – Bridgestone is set to open its first plant in the Russia/CIS region on 25 May, a company source has told ERJ.

The $375-million passenger car tire facility in the Zavolzhye industrial zone in Ulyanovsk Oblast was originally expected to come on stream in the first half of 2016.

In September 2016, Bridgestone completed the construction of the plant, marking the milestone with a local opening.

The grand opening, however, will be held later this month.

Production capacity of the plant is to reach around 12,000 units…

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