capacity expansion

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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JFE Engineering Wins Contract for Expansion Work at Asahi Kasei’s S-SBR Plant in Singapore

JFE Engineering Corp. recently announced that it has been awarded a contract for expansion work at Asahi Kasei Corp.’s (TYO:3407) plant in Singapore, which manufactures solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR). After receiving an order from Asahi Kasei, JFE Engineering began construction work to expand the facilities in July, and will complete the work by January 2019. With this expansion, production...

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Bridgestone to Boost European Tire Production With 266 Million Euro Investment

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that the company will invest a total of 266 million euros ($312.56 million) to boost the tire production capacity of its European subsidiary Bridgestone Europe NV/SA (BSEMEA). The move is aimed at increasing the supply of high-performance tires in Europe. Production will be bolstered at three of the company’s European locations. These are the Poznan...

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Zeon Adds New Production Line for Retardation Film Used in LCD TVs

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently announced that it its subsidiary Optes Inc. has begun full-scale operations at a new production line for retardation film used in LCD televisions. The line is part of Optes’ Himi Plant in Hokuriku. The new production line is Zeon’s sixth for retardation film, and is able to produce 24 million square meters of the material per...

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