Leading global tyre manufacturer Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd (ZC Rubber), headquartered in Hangzhou, China, has unveiled its plans for a new factoryin Mexico. The company is looking to establish a manufacturing facility in Saltillo, with a potential size of up to 600,000 square meters. The factory will also be equipped with a North American warehouse centre to improve local distribution network and optimise cost efficiency.
The strategic positioning of the factory, a mere 250 kilometers from the U.S.-Mexico border, makes it an ideal choice to meet the dynamic demands of both the Mexican and North American markets. Henry Shen, Vice President of ZC Rubber, expressed his anticipation for this investment plan, stating, “Our plan to open a tyre factory in Mexico demonstrates our commitment to meeting the growing demand for high-quality tyres in the region. While we explore this opportunity, we remain focused on our customers’ needs and operational efficiency by setting up a complete local distribution network.”
The new factory is envisioned to embrace the successful Future Factory concept, focusing on environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, high automation and overall operational efficiency. If the plan progresses, construction of this advanced facility is estimated to be completed within approximately 12 months.
This potential expansion will strengthen ZC Rubber’s position as a major player in the global tyre industry, allowing the company to provide high-quality tyre solutions to customers in the region. It will mark a significant milestone in its global expansion strategy, reaffirming ZC Rubber’s unwavering commitment to delivering excellence and innovation to customers worldwide.