TOKYO (May 27)—Bridgestone Corp. is investing $16 million to build an anti-vibration products facility in China. The unit in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, will supply automotive manufacturers both inside and outside China, Bridgestone said. Scheduled to start-up in late 2004, the plant's production capacity is planned to reach 150,000 units per month in 2005. The 60-employee operation will be run by a new wholly owned subsidiary, Bridgestone (Changzhou) Automotive Products Co. Ltd. Bridgestone operates five anti-vibration components plants—two in Japan, one in Thailand and two in the U.S.
Bridgestone to build anti-vibration products plant in China
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