SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico — Goodyear recently completed the laying of the foundation stone for its new production plant in San Luis Potosi.
The factory — which will be under construction over the next two years at an investment of between $500 million and $550 million — will produce 6 million passenger and light truck tires annually. They will be predominantly “high value-added” (HVA) models such as the Eagle F1 and Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure, Jean-Claude Kihn, a 27-year Goodyear veteran, told Tire Business earlier this year at the plant's groundbreaking ceremony. He has been president of Goodyear Latin America since November 2014.
Production is slated to begin in mid-2017.