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Bridgestone India plant: 13,000 units/day by ’17

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Bridgestone India plant: 13,000 units/day by ’17

Bridgestone Corp. and its subsidiary, Bridgestone India Private Ltd. (BSID), held a ceremony marking the grand opening of the Pune Plant, located near the city of Pune in Maharashtra State, India.

The Pune Plant began producing passenger car radial tires (PSR) in January 2013, and will begin producing truck and bus radial tires (TBR) in October 2013.

Production capacity is expected to reach approximately 10,000 PSR units per day by the end of 2014, and approximately 3,000 TBR units per day by the second half of 2017. The Pune Plant is Bridgestone's second tire production facility in India. (See Bridgestone will build second plant in India.)

At the ceremony, Kazuhisa Nishigai, Bridgestone's COO and representative board member, talked about the outlook for growing the market in India, and the further expansion of the company's operations there.

The move is part of Bridgestone Corp.’s expansion in the region (see Bridgestone will open Thai Tech Center in July).

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