06 February 2013

Bridgestone Opens New Tire Plant in India

Tokyo – 05 February 2013 - Bridgestone Corporation announced the opening its plant located near the city of Pune in Maharashtra State, India. The Pune Plant began producing passenger car radial tires (PSR) in January 2013, and will begin producing truck and bus radial tires (TBR) in October 2013. Production capacity is expected to reach approximately 10,000 PSR units per day by the end of 2014, and approximately 3,000 TBR units per day by the second half of 2017. The Pune Plant is Bridgestone's second tire production facility in India. 

Kazuhisa Nishigai, Bridgestone's COO and Representative Board Member, mentioned the Group is pleased that it will be able to offer its customers in India a higher level of service and supply, and his belief that the new plant would lead to further success for the Bridgestone group in the Indian market. 

Through the construction of the Pune Plant, BSID has strengthened its ability to supply tires to the domestic market in India, which is expected to see growth in the production and sales of automobiles, as well as substantial growth in tire demand. 

Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

Source: Bridgestrone