These tables list tire-making plants worldwide. The listing is broken into seven geographical regions: North America, comprising the U.S. and Canada; Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America; Europe, including Russia and most of the former Soviet Bloc nations; Asia, including India, Japan, the Pacific Rim and former states of the Soviet Union located in Asia; Africa and the Middle East; and Australia and New Zealand.
The tables list tire makers, followed in parentheses by the parent firm's name. Plant information shows:
The year each unit opened;
Whether the plant's workers belong to a union;
The number of production workers employed;
Types of tires made at the facility; and
Production capacity of the plant.
Information has been obtained from the companies or other sources. The abbreviations are:
TIRE TYPES: 1-Auto; 2-Light truck; 3-Truck/bus; 4-Agricultural; 5-Motorcycle; 6-Earthmover/OTR; 7-Industrial; 8-Aircraft; 9-Racing.
TIRE CONSTRUCTION: r-Radial; b-Bias-ply.
PLANT CAPACITIES: u/d-Units per day; u/w-Units per week; u/m-Units per month; u/y-Units per year; t/d-Tons per day; t/w-Tons per week; t/m-Tons per month; t/y-Tons per year.