Cheng Shin Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd./Maxxis International has commissioned production at its plant in India in a ceremony attended by the chief minister of Gujarat State, where the plant is located.
Capacity at the Ahmedabad plant is rated at 20,000 motorcycle tires and 40,000 tubes a day in phase-one. The Taiwanese company invested $400 million to build the plant. Capacity totals over 1 million tires a day.
The plant was built on a 106-acre site and employs 600 at start-up. Employment could rise to 2,000 within five years, Maxxis said.Maxxis established Maxxis Rubber India Pvt. Ltd. in 2014 to oversee construction of the plant and start building business in India.