Sentury Tire to build US$430m factory in North America

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In line with Industry 4.0, the facility will be equipped with smart production technology – alongside advanced test tracks, proving ground facilities and R&D equipment. 

Sentury Tire is to build a new US$430m factory in LaGrange, Georgia, USA. The facility, which will serve as the company’s North American headquarters, will have an annual output of 12 million units.

In line with Industry 4.0, it will be equipped with smart production technology – alongside advanced test tracks and proving ground facilities, R&D equipment, and warehouse and distribution operations.

It will cover an area of 1,400,000ft² on 400 acres of land. SSOE Group has been selected to manage the architectural design, engineering, and construction of the plant. It it expected that more than 1,000 jobs will be created in the region once the facility is fully operational in 2019.

“We are thrilled to work with the SSOE team to design an innovative facility for our North American operations. Bringing a 4.0 smart factory to Georgia is an important step for Sentury and the State of Georgia. Our vision is to combine the best local workforce talent with state-of-the-art manufacturing and global technology for superior quality tires by Sentury brands,” said Rami Helminen, Sentury Tire executive VP and CEO for Sentury Tire North America.

For a feature on Industry 4.0 see the July issue of Tire Technology International.

July 12, 2017

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