TOKYO (Dec. 15, 2010)—Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing (Thailand) Co. Ltd., will increase production capacity at its truck and bus radial tire manufacturing plant in Chonburi.
The plant is scheduled to increase daily production capacity by about 2,500 units to roughly 10,500 units by the first half of 2014.
The total investment will be about $198 million.
Bridgestone started its operations at the Chonburi Plant in 2004 as a base for exporting truck and bus radial tires to the Americas, Europe and nearby Asian countries. However, with global TBR demand expected to increase over the medium to long term, Bridgestone said increases in production capacity at the plant are necessary.