Yokohama to Build New Plant in Vietnam - Tire Review Magazine

Yokohama to Build New Plant in Vietnam

(Akron/Tire Review) Yokohama Rubber Co. said it will build a new tire plant in Vietnam, boosting its production capacity for bias motorcycle and light truck tires there by 2.5 times.

Work on the new plant will begin next month, and Yokohama said the new 1 billion yen plant will be on stream within a year.

The new plant will reportedly also produce industrial vehicle tires for the replacement market in Japan and mini spare tires for Japanese car manufacturers.

The new 30,000-square-meter tire plant will be constructed in Binh Duong Province near Ho Chi Minh City, said Yokohama, and will include all raw material mixing, tire building and curing.

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