The modernization project at the Oklahoma, USA factory will increase operational efficiency.
According to a report by The Lawton Constitution, the project will cost US$27.5m and will expand the factory’s footprint by 15,600ft2. This will accommodate presses for larger-diameter tires.
Last year two related modernization projects were carried out at the facility: around US$19.5m was invested in new mixing equipment while another US$58m investment replaced five older tire building machines with three fully automated machines, which are much larger and produce tires up to 24in and include robotic parts.
A further US$4.8m was spent on upgrading emissions control systems and US$2.5m on equipment that injects noise-reducing foam into tires.
June 20, 2016