A Look at Tire Manufacturing in Canada

March 27, 2023

Only three companies – Michelin North America Inc., Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. - have tire manufacturing plants in Canada. 

Michelin has three plants in Canada. All of them are located within the province of Nova Scotia and will benefit from a recently announced $220 million USD, multi-year investment. (Click here to read the full MTD report.)

Of the three facilities, Michelin’s Bridgewaer, Nova Scotia, plant, which opened in 1971, has the most capacity – up to 7,500 passenger and light truck tires a day, according to MTD’s 2023 Facts Issue.  

The company’s Waterville and Granton, Nova Scotia, plants can produce 7,500 units and 2,700 units per day, respectively, when operating at full throttle, according to MTD research. 

The Granton plant builds passenger tires. The Waterville plant is exclusively dedicated to commercial truck tire production. 

Bridgestone has one tire manufacturing plant in Canada – a facility in Joliette, Quebec, that opened in 1966 and can produce up to 18,300 units per day at maximum capacity, split roughly equally between passenger tires and light truck tires. 

Of the three manufacturers, Goodyear has the most production capacity in Canada. Its Napanee, Ontario, plant can produce up to 19,000 passenger tire units per day at full capacity, according to MTD research, while its plant in Medicine Hat, Alberta, has the capacity to manufacture up to 19,000 units per day, according to MTD estimates. 

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