KRANJ, Slovenia—Goodyear has completed the $107 million expansion project at its Dunlop Sava Tires plant in Kranj.
In March, "the Slovenian government issued the final operating permit to Goodyear Slovenia, which denotes completion of the project," a Goodyear spokeswoman said.
The project "took slightly longer than planned due to the disruption of the global pandemic," she added in a 24 April 24 statement to European Rubber Journal.
The project, originally disclosed in late 2018, aimed to increase capacity at the facility by about 25 percent by 2022 to target rising demand for tires in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
It included the addition of building equipment for 17- to 19-inch rim diameter tires. The project, expected to create 160 jobs, was slated to add 58,000 square feet to the site and raise capacity by up to 1.8 million units per year.