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Goodyear will increase capacity at its Slovenian plant by 25 per cent over the next two years
Goodyear announced that it will expand its manufacturing facility in Slovenia to meet the growing demand for premium tyres in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The plant, in Kranj, will be expanded to house new tyre building machinery intended to increase its capacity by a quarter, creating more than 150 new jobs, and reaching full capacity by 2021.
“The demand for premium, larger-rim-diameter consumer tyres is growing across EMEA. To ensure the sustainable growth of our business, Goodyear plans to invest 94 million euros in its plant in Kranj, Slovenia to increase its capacity in this profitable segment,” announced Henry Dumortier, Goodyear’s vice president consumer Europe.
“欧洲，中东和非洲地区对优质，大口径直径消费者轮胎的需求正在增长。 为了确保我们业务的可持续增长，固特异计划在其位于斯洛文尼亚克拉尼的工厂投资9400万欧元，以增加其在这一盈利领域的产能，“固特异的消费者欧洲副总裁Henry Dumortier宣布。
The investment will add 5400 square meters to accommodate advanced tyre building machines, increasing the plant’s overall capacity by approximately 25 per cent. This will allow for production of an additional 1.8 million premium consumer tyres annually. Production will focus on 17- to 19-inch replacement tires in EMEA.
The company expects to create about 160 new positions in Sava, mainly in the production area. The first phase of construction will begin in January 2019, with additional phases planned for 2020 and 2021 to reach full capacity.
“We are extremely proud that Goodyear decided to make this important investment here in Kranj. The decision reflects the company’s trust and confidence in our local team’s high-quality production and is a great recognition of our performance over the last 20 years,’ emphasized Matej Zavrl, managing director of Goodyear’s Slovenian entity.
“我们非常自豪，固特异决定在克拉尼这里进行这项重要的投资。 该决定反映了公司对我们当地团队高质量生产的信任和信心，并且是对我们过去20年业绩的极大认可，“固特异斯洛文尼亚实体董事总经理Matej Zavrl强调说。
Since 1998, Goodyear has invested more than 270 million euros to develop its Kranj facility. Continuous improvements enabled Goodyear Dunlop Sava Tires (GDST) to grow into one of the biggest and most successful companies in Slovenia, and one of the country’s biggest employers. GDST developed from a local manufacturer of low and middle price range tyres under a single trademark, into a manufacturer of high-quality premium segment tyres. Since first established in 1998, the company has produced more than 130 million tyres.
自1998年以来，固特异已投资超过2.7亿欧元开发其克拉尼工厂。 持续改进使Goodyear Dunlop Sava Tires（GDST）成为斯洛文尼亚最大和最成功的公司之一，也是该国最大的雇主之一。 GDST从当地的中低价位轮胎制造商开发，以单一商标，成为高品质优质段轮胎制造商。 自1998年成立以来，该公司已生产了超过1.3亿个轮胎。
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.