CHANGHUA, Taiwan—Amid U.S. tariff angst, Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. is transferring some of its tire production from China factories to other Asian areas.
"Kenda has many tire manufacturing facilities in Asia, we can offer productions from different factories to cover demands from customers in a different part of the world," Chairman Jimmy Yang said.
The company will supply its tires from "wherever it fits to meet our goal of offering the best service and quality products to customers," Yang said.
Chinese production of U.S. orders is worth about $65 million annually, according to reporting in May by China Rubber, a biweekly affiliated to China Rubber Industry Association.
Kenda's China production for U.S. orders of passenger and SUV tires will be moved to Kenda's second Vietnam plant once a $48 million expansion project there is finished, the company said.