Bridgestone Russia will commence operations in summer 2016

Bridgestone Russia will commence operations in summer 2016

Avtostat – Bridgestone Tyre Manufacturing C.I.S. general director Hiromi Tanigawa has announced that the rubber plant, which is being constructed in Ulyanovsk region, will commence operations in Summer 2016.

Tanigawa has made the following statement: “We are planning to transfer the production equipments as of the beginning of 2015. The production will start during the first half of 2016.”

The general director has added that the factory will have a daily production capacity of 12,000 tyres. 800 people are expected to be employed at the factory, which will reach its full capacity in 2019.

As one may remember, an agreement proposing the establishment of a tyre factory had been signed among Bridgestone Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation and Ulyanovsk Regional Administration in April 2013.