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Bridgestone to Expand Brazilian Production for Passenger Car and Light Truck Tires

Bridgestone will increase production capacity at its Bahia plant, which produces passenger car and light truck tires in Brazil. To this end, the company will invest approximately 270 million Brazilian reais ($53 million). When combined with the investment amount already announced for a production capacity expansion on July 1, 2021, the total investment amount will be around 970 million Brazilian...

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NOK to Expand Manufacture of Anti-Vibration and Soundproofing Products for EVs

NOK is set to expand facilities to manufacture anti-vibration and soundproofing products for electric vehicles used around electric power steering (EPS), gears, and brakes at its Tottori Plant in Japan. The move will take place over a three-year period from fiscal 2021 to 2023 and aims to enhance the company’s response to the electrification of automobiles. The investment amount is...

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Bridgestone to Increase Production Capacity for Premium Motorcycle Tires

Bridgestone will increase its production capacity of premium motorcycle tires for high-end vehicles, particularly large superbikes of 1,000cc and more. The expansion will take place at the Nasu Plant in Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture, the Group’s only motorcycle tire production facility globally, and will mark a total investment of around 1.7 billion yen ($12.4 million). Starting in 2026, the production...

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Bridgestone to Increase Hydraulic Hose Production Capacity in Thailand

Bridgestone will increase production capacity at Bridgestone NCR (BSNCR) in Thailand, a global supply base for hydraulic hoses. The total investment will be around 4.9 billion yen ($36.3 million). Capacity will be gradually built up starting in the second quarter of 2025, with global production capacity to be increased by approximately 30 percent from the current level by the first...

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NOK Completes 3.5B Yen Expansion of Vietnamese Plant

NOK has completed its plans to boost production capacity for O-rings at its Vietnamese plant in Bien Hoa, Dong Nai. CEO Masao Tsuru and other NOK executives visited the plant on July 25 to mark the occasion. With an investment of approximately 3.5 billion yen ($26.78 million), NOK has increased its production space at the Vietnamese plant by around 40...

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Zeon to Improve Drying Capacity for Special Vulcanized HNBR

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) is planning to enhance the drying capabilities of its Kawasaki Plant, where the company produces a special vulcanized hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) sold under its Zetpol brand. This improvement to the plant’s drying capacity will allow Zeon more flexibility in manufacturing both dry and latex versions of its special-grade Zetpol products, and will also boost production efficiency....

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