top of page

Bridgestone produces first tire at expanded South Carolina plant

On April 1, 2013, Bridgestone Americas announced it had begun production at its new $346 million expansion at its tire plant in Aiken County, South Carolina. The new capacity can produce 12,750 passenger car and light truck tires per day. In July of 2011, the company announced the first phase of the PSR/LTR plant’s expansion, a $135 million investment designed to increase daily capacity by 4,750 tires. A supplemental expansion was announced in September 2011 to increase the plant’s tire production by an additional 8,000 tires per day. The result is a rated production capacity of 37,750 tires per day or approximately 13.4 million tires annually. This capacity focuses on ultra-high performance and light truck/SUV tires.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Bridgestone will divest Russian operations

On October 31, Bridgestone Corporation announced it will sell all of its assets in Russia due to the war in Ukraine. The process could take several months. Bridgestone is seeking a buyer for its 80.6

Nokian chooses Romania for new tire plant

Nokian Tyres has announced the location for its new tire plant — Oradea, Romania. The investment will total Euro 650 million and construction is scheduled to begin in early 2023. The factory is expect

Tire Tech Exposition coming this week to Hannover

Notch will be presenting a paper on current conditions in the global carbon black industry at the Tire Tech Expo happening this week at the Hannover Messe, Germany. This giant conference/trade show is

Comments


bottom of page