Yokohama Rubber to build a new passenger car tire plant in Mexico

The Yokohama Rubber announced that it will build a passenger car tire plant in Mexico to strengthen its capacity to supply tires to the North American market. The new plant will have an annual production capacity of 5 million tires, with planned capital investment totaling US$380 million (approx. ¥52.1 billion). Construction of the new plant will start in the second quarter of 2024, and production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2027. The new plant will be built on a site with a total area of about 610,000 square meters, which will be able to accommodate future expansion.

The Company recognizes that local production for local demand will be indispensable to rapidly meeting the expected increase in demand for tires in the North American market. The new plant will be located in the Mexican state of Coahuila and will have access to a major railway line and expressway that will facilitate timely supply of tires to customers throughout North America.

The consumer tire strategy in Yokohama Rubber’s new three-year (2024–2026) medium-term management plan, Yokohama Transformation 2026 (YX2026), aims to maximize the sales ratios of high-value-added tires by expanding sales of YOKOHAMA’s global flagship ADVAN brand, the GEOLANDAR brand of tires for SUVs and pickup trucks, winter tires, and 18-inch and larger tires. It also will continue its “Product and Regional Strategies” focused on strengthening the development, supply, and sales of tires that respond to specific trends in each regional market.

[Outline of 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

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