The world's tire production facilities
|Date Published||September 3, 2007|
These tables list worldwide tire-manufacturing plants, divided into seven geographical regions: North America, comprising the U.S., Canada and Mexico; Latin America, including Central and South America; Europe, including Russia and most of the former Soviet Bloc nations; Asia, including India, Japan, the Pacific Rim and former states of the Soviet Union located in Asia; Africa; the Middle East; and Australia and New Zealand.
The tables list tire makers, followed in parentheses by the parent firm's name.
Plant information shows: the year each unit opened; whether the plant's workers belong to a union; the number of production workers employed; types of tires made at the facility; and production capacity at the plant.
Information has been obtained from the companies and/or other sources. The abbreviations are:
* TIRE TYPES: 1-Auto; 2-Light truck; 3-Truck/bus; 4-Agricultural; 5-Motorcycle; 6-Earthmover/OTR; 7-Industrial; 8-Aircraft; 9-Racing.
* TIRE CONSTRUCTION: r-Radial; b-Bias-ply.
* PLANT CAPACITIES: u/d-units per day; u/w-units per week; u/m-units per month; u/y-units per year; t/d-tons per day; t/w-tons per week; t/m-tons per month; t/y-tons per year.