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Yokohama Rubber to Invest in Additional Off-Highway Tire Production at New Indian Plant

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced that it intends to invest in additional production capacity at its Visakhapatnam Plant, which is currently under construction in India. This comes with the aim of further increasing the production capacity of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT), a company division of subsidiaries engaged in the production and sale of off-highway tires (OHTs) for the...

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Bridgestone to Boost Tire Production in Brazil

The Brazilian arm of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced plans to bolster production of passenger car and light truck tires at a plant it runs in the state of Bahia. Investment into the expansion here is set to total approximately 700 million Brazilian real ($138.57 million), with construction work to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021. The project will...

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Bridgestone Looks to Expand Air Spring Production Capacity in US

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has announced that subsidiary Firestone Industrial Products LLC (FSIP) is set to boost its production capacity for air springs at a plant in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Total investment in this expansion is slated to come to $51 million, with construction to begin in the second quarter of this year and wrap up by the end of 2022. The...

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Toyoda Gosei Lines up New Plant for Automotive Interiors and Exteriors in Miyagi Prefecture

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) is establishing a new plant in Ohira, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi Prefecture, to bolster its auto parts production capacity in the Tohoku region and better serve its main customer, Toyota Motor East Japan Inc. Set to be established under production subsidiary Toyoda Gosei East Japan Co. Ltd., the new plant is slated for a construction start this...

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Toyo Tires Celebrates Groundbreaking at Site of New Serbian Plant

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) and manufacturing subsidiary Toyo Tire Serbia LLC Belgrade recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the intended site of a new plant in Indjija, Serbia. Approximately 40 guests attended the ceremony – including Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Indjija Mayor Vladimir Gak and Ambassador of Japan Takahiko Katsumata – to show their support for a safe construction process....

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Sumitomo Rubber Looks to More Than Double Production of Thin Nitrile Gloves

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning to increase its production capacity for nitrile gloves, which are used by medical institutions, food manufacturers and more. Demand for these gloves is on the rise amid the novel coronavirus, and current production is unable to keep up with demand. Responding then to a request from the government, Sumitomo Rubber intends to deal...

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