Yokohama Rubber to expand footprint with new tire plant in Mexico

The new facility represents a significant investment for Yokohama, with an initial capital outlay of $380 million. Spread over a 150-acre site, the plant is expected to break ground in the second quarter of 2024.

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (YRC) is gearing up to enhance its presence in the North American market with the construction of a new consumer/light truck tire manufacturing facility, the company announced.

The plant, which received the green light from the YRC board, will be located in the Alianza Industrial Park in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.

Details about the new plant

Location: Alianza Industrial Park, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
Business: Production of passenger car tires
Site area: Approx. 610,000 square meters
Annual production capacity: 5 million tires

Jeff Barna, President and CEO of Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), expressed his enthusiasm about the expansion. “This is a clear signal that Yokohama is committed to the North American market,” Barna said. He further emphasized that the increased production capabilities would supplement the existing global capacity for tires destined for the region.

The new facility represents a significant investment for Yokohama, with an initial capital outlay of $380 million. Spread over a 150-acre site, the plant is expected to break ground in the second quarter of 2024. Once operational in early 2027, it is anticipated to produce 5 million tires annually, bolstering Yokohama’s ability to meet the growing demand in North America.

The new plant will have access to a major railway line and expressway that will facilitate timely supply of tires to customers throughout North America, the company said.


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