HANAU, Germany (Jan. 6)—Dunlop Slazenger Group Ltd. has ceased production of tennis balls at its Hanau plant in favor of sourcing them from a new facility in the Philippines. Used rubber machinery broker Pelmar Engineering of Israel has acquired the factory's equipment and has sold some of the machinery while refurbishing the rest at a facility in Chemnitz, Germany, according to Pelmar Managing Director Jacob Peled. The Israeli firm claims to have the largest stock of used, reconditioned and new tire and rubber processing equipment in the world. During 2002, Pelmar purchased and removed equipment from the Goodyear plant at Cisterna, Italy, the Goodyear-Dunlop factory at Montlucon, France, a Trelleborg facility in Gent, Belgium, and Samson Tire in Israel.
Dunlop Slazenger moves tennis ball production to the Philippines
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