Japanese tyre maker Yokohama doubles production capacity in India
Yokohama, which been supplying tyres to passenger car and SUVs since 2007 in India, has commenced the second phase of commercial production raising its capacity from 0.7 mn tyres a year to 1.6 mn tyres per year in India
Yokohama India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yokohama
Japan, has doubled the production capacity of tyres
at its Bahadurgarh plant in Haryana with the completion of second phase expansion. By starting commercial production at the expanded facility, the Japanese tyre maker has raised the production from 0.7 million tyres per year to 1.6 million tyres per year in India.
Speaking about the development, Anil Gupta, Vice Chairman, Yokohama India, said, “In response to the increasing demand for Yokohama Tyres in India and keeping in mind the projected market growth, we decided to double our domestic manufacturing capacities. Incidentally, it has happened at an opportune time as restrictions on import of tyres have been announced by the government. This decision is in line with the government’s clarion call for Aatmanirbhar Bharat
- from the drawing board to the dealer shops, the new Phase-2 facility is fully equipped to meet Indian market needs."
With the technological expertise from the parent company in Japan, Yokohama will now mass manufacture its extremely popular Geolandar A/T along with Geolandar SUV, BluEarth-RV02 at this state-of-art facility. Several new offerings are also on the anvil to meet the changing needs of Indian motorists.
Reinforcing Yokohama India’s commitment to ‘Go Vocal for Local’, Anil Gupta, said, “This development also creates more job opportunities locally. Currently the Bahadurgarh plant has over 500 employees and now with increased production we see the number going over 700.”
Globally, Yokohama supplies tyres to many renowned car manufacturers like Audi, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Suzuki and Toyota in addition to selling them in the replacement market.
Yokohama India Pvt Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd. Yokohama India, which has been supplying high quality passenger car and SUV tyre since 2007 in India, began local production in November 2014 by setting up a plant at Bahadurgarh.