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Continental Holds Grand Opening Ceremony for New Tire Plant in Thailand

Tire manufacturer Continental AG held a grand opening ceremony on March 27 for a new greenfield tire plant that it has built in Rayong Province, Thailand. The new plant represents a 250 million euro ($280.44 million) investment for Continental. By 2022, the company aims to have the base producing approximately 4 million premium tires per year for use in passenger...

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Toyoda Gosei Holds Opening Ceremony at New Indian Plant for Automotive Safety Products

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently announced that Toyoda Gosei Minda India Pvt. Ltd. (TGMIN), a subsidiary based in India, held an opening ceremony on Feb. 4 for its new Gujarat Plant. The Gujarat Plant began operations last October, manufacturing products for automotive safety systems – such as airbags and steering wheels – as well as weatherstrips and more. These...

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Hayakawa Rubber to Finish Second Molding Plant in December

Hayakawa Rubber Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of rubber products for civil engineering, construction, residential soundproofing and more, will complete the construction of a second molding plant on Dec 1. The new plant will be located on the premises of the company’s Minoshima Factory and headquarters in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, and total construction costs will amount to 500 million yen ($4.42...

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Bridgestone Holds Opening Ceremony for New Automotive Tire Plant in Russia

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) group company Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing C.I.S. LLC held an opening ceremony for its new passenger car radial tire plant in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, on May 25. At the ceremony, Member of the Board, Chief Operating Officer and Representative Executive Officer Kazuhisa Nishigai expressed his gratitude for the Ulyanovsk Oblast government’s continuous support. In his speech, Nishigai said...

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Zeon Kasei Begins Operations at PSC Plant in Mexico

Zeon Kasei Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205), has commenced operations at its powder slush compound (PSC) plant in Mexico. The new plant, located in the fully equipped Las Colinas Industrial Park of San Luis Potosi City, has easy access to North America for Japanese and European automakers operating in Mexico. The plant’s first line has the capacity...

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