Goodyear has announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Kranj, Slovenia, to meet the growing demand for premium tyres in EMEA.
Goodyear plans to invest €94 million in the Slovenia plant which will add 5400 square meters to accommodate advanced tyre building machines, increasing the plant’s overall capacity by approximately 25%.
This will allow for production of an additional 1.8 million premium, A segment consumer tyres annually. Production will focus on 17- to 19-inch replacement tyres in EMEA, Goodyear says in a Press release.
The first phase of construction will begin in January 2019, with additional phases planned for 2020 and 2021 to reach full capacity. Since 1998, Goodyear has invested over €270 million to develop its Kranj facility.