Report: Sumitomo to expand China production

Hunan, China – Japanese tire-maker Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) is planning to upgrade its production factory in Hunan, according to the Japanese press.

In a news report on 19 July, Nikkei Asian Review said Sumitomo was planning to increase production capacity in China by 60% to 100,000 units per day within the next three years.

To that end, said the Nikkei report, the Japanese tire manufacturer is spending Yen30 billion (€232 million) by 2020 to increase production of passenger car tires at the plant.

The company, which owns…

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