Zhongce Rubber Group Co Ltd. (ZC Rubber) will begin producing skid steer tires and pneumatic bias industrial forklift tires at its factory in Thailand in May 2017.

The company’s Thailand plant will later add radial off-the-road and port tires, according to Richard Li, marketing director. "In China, we are a one-stop tire supplier; in Thailand, we want to do the same thing."

ZC Rubber opened its Thailand plant, its first overseas plant, in 2015. The plant currently produces passenger, light trucks and medium truck tires. The company says demand for tires for skid steers, telehandlers, backhoes and small loaders has increased Southeast Asia.

ZC Rubber is based in mainland China.

For more information, visit www.zc-rubber.com and www.westlaketyre.com or email marketing@zc-rubber.com ben@zc-rubber.com.