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Bridgestone expands in Poland

Bridgestone Europe has announced its plan to expand production at its plant in Poznan, Poland. The plant produces passenger car tires for the European market.


Approximately €105 million has been earmarked for the investment, which will result in an increase of 5,600 tires per day in the production.


The additional production will start from January 2012 and gradually increase until reaching full production in Jan 2014. An increase of 200 jobs is foreseen.


“This expansion of the plant is an important step in increasing the locally sourced supply ratio for our European sales, as well as a recognition of our confidence in the quality of our workforce in our Poznan plant” commented Samon Isogai, senior vice president, manufacturing, at Bridgestone Europe.


The Poznan plant, which celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2008, specializes in the production of UHP tires and runflats.


Outline of the Poznan Plant
 

Location: Poznan, Poland (290km east of Berlin Germany, and 320km west of Warsaw)
 

Start of operation: July 1998
 

Plant site: approximately 190,000 square meters
 

Products: Passenger car, RFT, UHP (as of February 2010)
 

Current production capacity: Approximately 23,600 units per day
 

Employees: Approximately 1,300 (as of end of December 2009)
 

Increase production plan
 

Start of operation: January 2012
 

Production capacity: Approximately 5,600 units per day (plan for January 2014, increase in capacity accompanying RFT UHP production)
 

Employees: Approximately 200 (plan for second half of 2013)


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