Sumitomo Rubber Industry Company Japan established a Dunlop tire factory in Thailand in 2005 as Sumitomo Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd. or SRT. This factory is located in Amata City Industrial Area, Rayong Province, on an area of 346 rai. Or approximately 585,000 square meters, with an investment budget of 12.2 billion baht until June 2008. The first phase factory has started producing tires since November 2006 with technology.
The new production is called “SUN SYSTEM” which is a procession system Production that combines production to be one in order to achieve high production results, the second phase plant has started Manufactured in October 2007 and at the end of 2008, both phases will have production capacity for passenger cars, multi-purpose SUVs and pick-up trucks at a total of 28,000 lines per day. Meet the needs of the rubber market in the future. SRT plant plans to expand production to 73,000 lines per day in 2010.