Bridgestone to Expand Karawang Tire Plant in Indonesia.Tokyo, May 17, 2010 - (JCN JCN Japan Corporate News
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JCN joint communications network (US DoD) ) - Bridgestone's subsidiary in Indonesia, P.T. Bridgestone Tire Indonesia, will invest approximately 4.3 billion yen to expand production capacity of both passenger car radial radial /ra·di·al/ (ra´de-al)
1. pertaining to the radius of the arm or to the radial (lateral) aspect of the arm as opposed to the ulnar (medial) aspect; pertaining to a radius.
2. tires and light truck radial tires at its Karawang Plant.
As the result of this expansion project, daily production capacity is projected to increase by 3,000 units to a total of 29,400 units at the Karawang Plant by the first half of 2012.
The Karawang Plant began production in 1999, supplying passenger car and light truck radial tires to both the domestic market and key overseas markets, including North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. and Europe.
The Karawang plant is already undergoing an expansion project which was announced in August 2007 to increase its daily production capacity by 8,400 units. That project is scheduled to be completed this year.
However, with global demand expected to continue growing, the Bridgestone Group determined that further expansion of the plant is necessary to meet market demands.
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