Sumitomo Rubber starts truck tire production in Brazil

Parana, Brazil – Sumitomo Rubber do Brasil Ltda has begun production of truck & bus tire at its manufacturing plant in Fazenda Rio Grande, Parana.

The €107-million facility started up at the beginning of March and will produce 1,000 tires a day by 2020, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) said in a 3 April statement.

The Japanese tire maker previously imported truck & bus tires for sale in Brazil.

The new plant will ensure a more stable supply and reduce foreign exchange risks in the country, SRI noted.

Sumitomo expects…

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