Within the frameworks of the investment project OJSC “Belshina” updates production process of metal cord truck tires.
This year the plant has purchased the assembly line for production of radial metal cord truck tires having the diameter under 22.5 inches. It cost EUR 3.5 mln., and was supplied by VMI Holland B.V. (Holland). The purchase was financed by a special fund of “Belneftekhim” concern. The equipment has already been delivered, got customs clearance, and has been commissioned (though yet off the line). Pre-production models of tires have been produced, their operation testing is held.
Planned production capacity is supposed to be reached by February 2011. It will promote increasing output and enlarging markets; for example, the plant is about to enter a rapidly growing market of Brazil.