Bridgestone Hosts the Opening Ceremony for the New Tire Plant in India

Feb, 04 2013


Bridgestone Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Bridgestone India Private Ltd. (BSID), held a ceremony marking the grand opening of the new Pune Plant, in India.

At the ceremony, Kazuhisa Nishigai, Bridgestone's COO and Representative Board Member, gave the opening speech. Mr. Nishigai talked about the outlook for growing the market in India, and the further expansion of the Company's operations there. He also mentioned how the Group is pleased that it will be able to offer its customers in India a higher level of service and supply, and his belief that the new plant would lead to further success for the Bridgestone group in the Indian market.

Through the construction of the Pune Plant, BSID has strengthened its ability to supply tires to the domestic market in India, which is expected to see growth in the production and sales of automobiles, as well as substantial growth in tire demand.

Moving forward, the Bridgestone Group will continue to build on its manufacturing and distribution systems in order to respond more quickly to changes in market demand and supply high quality products to our customers. Additionally, the Group will also continue working to support the growth and development of the local communities where we have a presence.

  1. Company name: Bridgestone India Private Ltd.
  2. Representative: Hiromi Tanigawa
  3. Location: Chakan, suburbs of Pune, Maharashtra (Approximately 170 km southeast of Mumbai)
  4. Date of establishment: February 1996
  5. Capital: 15,853 million Indian rupees
  6. Equity ownership:
Bridgestone Corporation 58%
Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. 42%
  1. Number of employees: Approximately 2,400 employees (as of December 31, 2012)

  1. Location: Chakan, suburbs of Pune, Maharashtra (Approximately 170 km southeast of Mumbai)
  2. Products: PSR, TBR
  3. Representative: Tatsuo Nakamura
  4. Start of operations: PSR-January 2013, TBR-October 2013 (Planned)
  5. Site area: Approximately 760,000 square meters
  6. Production capacity:
PSR-Approximately 10,000 units per day (Planned by the end of 2014)
TBR-Approximately 3,000 units per day (Planned by the second half of 2017)
  1. Investment: Approximately ¥50 billion
  2. Number of employees: Approximately 500 employees (as of January 31, 2013)