NONGKHAE, Thailand (Jan. 28, 2009)—Bridgestone has opened a test track adjacent to its tire factory in Nongkhae.
The company said in March 2007 that it intended to build a 54-hectare test track and proving ground close to its existing tire factory. The company expected to invest around $33.6 million in the facility.
In the latest release the company said it intends to invest about $112 million to strengthen research and development in Thailand. The track has been designed to simulate conditions on Thai and other Asian roads.