COLUMBUS, Ohio—Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. plans to increase its global production capacity for passenger tires by 50 percent to meet rising market demand.
The production boost will translate to 38,000 units a day by year-end, according to the tire maker.
Kenda said it plans to raise its capacity in Taiwan by 4,000 units a day. The company's new plant in Tianjin, China, is expected to increase capacity by 5,000 tires a day by year-end, while its new factory in Shanghai will increase its production by 2,500 tires a day, according to a report in the Taipei Times.
Currently, the tire maker produces 22,500 tires daily in its Kunshan, China, plant and 4,000 units a day in its Yunlin, Taiwan, facility.