Conti opens Thai tire production plant

Rayong, Thailand – Continental Corp. has officially started tire manufacture at its greenfield plant in Rayong, the company has announced.

The facility will produce up to 4 million passenger-car and light-truck tires per year for Thailand and the Asia Pacific region by 2022, Continental said 27 March.

The €250-million “state-of-the-art” plant will create 900 new jobs at full capacity, according to the statement.

The facility “is an integral part of Continental Tire Division’s ‘Vision 2025’ growth strategy,” said the outgoing head of Tire Division Nikolai Setzer during the…

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