Bridgestone to increase production capacity

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 08:24

PT Bridgestone Tire Indonesia, the largest tire maker in the country, plans to increase its production capacity this year from two production units in West Java by 3,000 units per year.

Company Marketing Director Shinya Hisada said on Wednesday that production capacity will be increased to 48,000 units per day from the current capacity of 45,000 units.

Shinya said that the company, the local unit of Bridgestone Corp, the world’s largest tire producer, aims to expand its market share in Indonesia to about 40 percent.  According to the Indonesian Tire Producers Association (APBI), Bridgestone Indonesia currently holds a market share of 38 percent.

Last year, tire sales volume in Indonesia reached 894,164 units.  This year, it is expected to reach about 1 million units, as car sales is projected to increase in line with the higher economic growth. (rei) 

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