PUNE, India — Bridgestone Corp. plans to expand capacity at its plants in Pune and Indore, India, over the coming five years with a combined investment of $304 million.
The projects will boost daily capacity nearly 60 percent by 2022 to about 41,000 tires, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. said.
The investment also will enable Bridgestone to enhance the size production mix capability of both plants in order to match more closely the evolution of car models being released to the local market.
It is also expected to add 450 jobs to the 2,500-plus already employed at the two plants.