NEW DELHI 03/NOV/2014: Japan-based Yokohama Rubber today said it has started commercial production at its first manufacturing plant in India at Bahadurgarh, Haryana. Built with an investment of over Rs 300 crore, the unit has an installed capacity of 2,000 tyres per day.
\"Yokohama India started the first phase of commercial production at its first tyre manufacturing unit in India at HSIIDC Bahadurgarh Haryana,\" the company said in a statement. With maximum production capacity of 2,000 tyres per day, the plant can be scaled up to three to four folds in the next phases of growth, it added.
The plant, inaugurated in February this year, will manufacture Yokohama Earth-1 tyres, especially designed for India, keeping the diverse road conditions in mind. Yokohama India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Company, which had forayed into the Indian market in 2007.