Bridgestone Russia will establish a factory in Ulyanovsk Region in May

Bridgestone Russia will establish a factory in Ulyanovsk Region in May

TASS – Bridgestone Russia is opening its first factory in Russia and CIS in Ulyanovsk region in May. The relevant statement has been made by the governor of Ulyanovsk region: Sergei Morozov to TASS agency.

12 billion rubles will be invested in the project, as announced by the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation previously. The facility is estimated to reach full capacity in 2019, manufacturing 2 million tyres annually, with the possibility of doubling the amount to 4 million, in the presence of orders.

The factory will be built in cooperation with Mitsubishi Corporation and Bridgestone Russia. The facility will create 800 vacancies for locals. Currently, equipment installation and the completion of the commissioning works are being carried out in the plant, to be followed by the formulation of all necessary documents.

As announced by Autostat previously, in 2014, Bridgestone Russia had started the construction of its first plant in Russia for the production of radial tyres for passenger cars, which will be located in Zavolzhye Industrial Park in Ulyanovsk region. “All types of Bridgestone passenger car tyres will be manufactured at our facility. We will pay special attention to the production of winter tyres, studying the specific climate conditions of Russia” said the general director of Bridgestone Tyre Manufacturing CIS: Hiromi Tanigawa.