Brisa starts ‘smart’ tire factory in central Turkey

Aksaray, Turkey – Turkish tire maker Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS has started up a $300-million (€263.5 million) greenfield tire production plant in Askaray, central Turkey.

Brisa, a joint venture between Turkish industrial and financial conglomerate Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding and Japan’s Bridgestone Corp., announced 30 Nov that the new production plant was highly automated, built based on Industry 4.0 and smart factory principles.

The plant – Brisa’s second plant in Turkey – manufactures 4.2 million units per year of passenger car and light…

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