The new Double Coin plant operates in the Luckchai Rubber Industrial City Hub, located in Thailand’s Rayong Province.

The new Double Coin plant operates in the Luckchai Rubber Industrial City Hub, located in Thailand’s Rayong Province.

The parent company of Double Coin tires has completed construction and begun operating its first tire factory outside of China. The plant in Thailand has a capacity of 2.5 million truck tires and 50,000 off-the-road tires. The facility, built on a 3.6 million-square-foot site, is owned by Huayi Group (Thailand) Co. Ltd.

“This is Double Coin’s first manufacturing plant outside of China and one of a total of six plants. This project is also an important cooperation between China and Thailand according to China's One Belt And One Road strategy,” says Tim Phillips, vice president of marketing and operations for Double Coin. “This plant needed to be built in order to meet the growing demand for Double Coin tires, as well as our continued plans to expand our product line.”

China Manufacturers Alliance LLC, the Double Coin subsidiary that serves North America, says the plant features automated manufacturing and material transfers. The entire plant is controlled by a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software and is integrated with the SAP management system. The project is designed according to the Industry 4.0 concept.

"This is a level of automation that reduces the number of employees in the factory to half of what is needed in a traditional tire factory and ensures the quality of the products produced is more stable and reliable," CMA says.

For more information about Double Coin Tires, visit www.doublecointires.com.

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