ISTANBUL—Lassa Tyres is increasing tire production at its Aksaray smart factory, established with a $300 million joint investment by owning partners Sabanci Holding and Bridgestone Corp.
Designed to produce 4.2 million units at full capacity, Lassa said in a statment that its second tire plant has reached important production figures in less than a year. With the combined capacity of Aksaray and Kocaeli Plants, Lassa is producing one tire in every 2.5 seconds.
The Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci Tyre Manufacturing Inc. facility employs advanced technologies including fully automatic tire transfer system, simultaneous tire tracking, cyber platforms and augmented reality.
A digital twin set-up enables operators to follow-up tires with remote technology and intervene any problems within two minutes, Lassa said.
The plant, added Lassa, delivers zero defect production, consumes 30 percent less energy than a conventional facility and recirculates rain and wastewater back to the system.
Over the last five years, Lassa said it has grown exports levels by 10 percent, sales figures by 60 percent and market-territory 41 percent through increased the number of countries it operates in.