News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

May 23, 2017

Goodyear’s Philippsburg plant to close by end of July

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 6:24 pm

Goodyear is planning to cease tire production at its 50-year-old plant in Philippsburg, Germany, by July 31, five months earlier than had been announced previously.

The Philippsburg plant is one of six factories Goodyear operates in Germany, all of which have passenger tire capacity.

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Bridgestone plant opening in Russia

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 5:04 pm

As Tire Business reports, about a year after it was due to open, Bridgestone is planning the ceremonial opening May 25 for its first plant in Russia.

Located in the Zavolzhye industrial zone in Ulyanovosk Oblas, Russia, the plant represents a $375 million investment and its capacity is expected to reach around 12,000 units a day in 2018.

The plant is Bridgestone’s ninth tire factory in Europe and 48th worldwide.

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