CAPE TOWN, South Africa—A new tire recycling firm, SA Tire Recyclers, will open its first facility in South Africa in February with plans to build more, according to a company spokeswoman.
The new 25,000-square-meter plant is being built in the Atlantis Industrial Park about 25 miles from Cape Town, the spokeswoman said, adding that it was developed according to months of research into the environmental issues related to scrap tire dumping in South Africa.
It will be the first modern tire recycling facility in South Africa, she said, with state-of-the-art equipment imported from the U.S. When completed, the plant will have a monthly capacity of more than 1,000 tons of crumb rubber.
After the first plant opens, SA Tire Recyclers will bring a nationwide growth and expansion program to provide crumb rubber to both local and international markets, according to the spokeswoman. While the company´s business plans are confidential at present, they will be implemented over the next three years, she said.