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Bridgestone China announces opening of Shenyang Plant

Bridgestone China, subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company, today held the opening ceremony of its Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) Tire plant in Shenyang, China, on 24 September. Kazuhisa Nishigai, COO and Representative Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation, who was present to officiate the facility’s opening, shared that “China is … Continued

The Opening Ceremony of Shenyang Plant
The Opening Ceremony of Shenyang Plant

Bridgestone China, subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company, today held the opening ceremony of its Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) Tire plant in Shenyang, China, on 24 September.

Kazuhisa Nishigai, COO and Representative Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation, who was present to officiate the facility’s opening, shared that “China is one of Bridgestone’s key markets, with a huge demand for TBR tires. We aim to develop our Shenyang plant into one of Bridgestone’s key plants, to contribute to the growth of the local market and customers’ needs.”

The Shenyang plant was originally constructed in 1999 and was Bridgestone Group’s first tire manufacturing plant in China. The plant is ISO9002 and ISO14001 certified, with products meeting international standards for quality assurance and environmental management system, and operations that received good evaluations on its production management systems respectively.

Through this relocation, Bridgestone plans to build on the plant’s outstanding track record to improve its production structure, while continuing to manufacture high quality tires. Bridgestone Group aims to develop systems to enhance the organization’s speed-to-market, to more rapidly meet consumer demand for its products.

<Overview of Shenyang plant>

1. Company name: Bridgestone (Shenyang) Tire Co., Ltd.
2. Location: Shenyang City Liaoning Province, China
3. Establishment: 1999
4. Representative: Daisaku Kondo
5. Product: Truck and Bus Radial tires
6. Ownership: Bridgestone Corporation 100% (including indirect holdings)
7. Plant site: Approximately 395,000 square meters
8. Number of employees: 1,325 employees (as of August 31, 2014)
9. Production: Approximately 5,000 tires per day (planned for 1st half of 2016)

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