Bridgestone‘s wholly owned subsidiary Bridgestone Europe is to build a tyre plant in
The company’s BIRD (Bridgestone Innovative & Rational Development) production system, which completely automates all the processes of tyre production from material processing to product inspection, will be introduced for the first time in
Plant construction itself will begin in 2006. Scheduled to be operational in 2008, it will have a daily output of 8,000 tyres by the first half of 2009.
In addition to the Hungarian tyre plant, the company announced last month that it is to build another new $300 million plant in the city of
That plant, scheduled to begin operation in January 2007, will be the company’s fourth in
Bridgestone’s plans call for the plant’s production capacity to reach 5,000 tyres a day in the first half of 2009.