SIHANOUK, Cambodia—China's Jiangsu General Tire Technology has started trial production at its tire plant in the southwest Cambodian, roughly 15 months after breaking ground on the project.
The $300 million facility in the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone is expected to start commercial production in April, according to a March 15 statement from the Sihanouk governor's office.
General Tire launched the Cambodia tire plant construction project in 2020 with plans to manufacture 6 million units of passenger car tires per year at full capacity.
Last year, the Chinese tire maker changed the scope of the project to 5 million pieces of passenger car tire and 900,000 units of all-steel truck/bus tires.
In the first phase, the plant will have capacity to produce 3 million passenger car tires and 500,000 truck/bus tires, according to the governor's office.
Tires manufactured at the facility, it said, will be mainly exported to the U.S., Europe and Brazil.