03 April 2013

Sumitomo Rubber to Establish Radial Motorcycle Tires Production Facility in Thailand

02 April 2013 - Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has decided to install equipment for the production of radial tires for motorcycles at its Thailand Factory in response to the growing demand for tires for full-size motorcycles in Asia,. With a total investment of approximately 1.4 billion yen, the new facility is scheduled to begin production in January of 2015.

In recent years, there has been a growing demand for motorcycle tires in Thailand, a major motorcycle producer, to match the global recovery in demand for full-size motorcycles. At present, Sumitomo Rubber Industries produces radial tires for motorcycles at its Nagoya Factory (located in Toyota, Japan) and, with the establishment of this new production facility as part of our Thai manufacturing subsidiary, Sumitomo Rubber Thailand, our Group is working to meet rapidly growing demand throughout Asia. 

Source: Sumitomo Rubber Industries