MONROVIA, Calif. — Double Coin and CMA, a tire manufacturer and marketer said construction has been completed on its new advanced manufacturing facility in Thailand.
The facility is owned by Huayi Group (Thailand) Co. Ltd., and it has begun to manufacture truck, bus, industrial tires and also over-the-road for the North American market.
“This is Double Coin’s first manufacturing plant outside of China and one of a total of six plants. This project is also an important cooperation between China and Thailand according to China's One Belt And One Road strategy,” said Tim Phillips, vice president of marketing and operations for Double Coin. “This plant needed to be built in order to meet the growing demand for Double Coin tires as well as our continued plans to expand our product line.”
The facility operates in the Luckchai Rubber Industrial City Hub, which is located in Thailand’s Rayong Province.
Built on a 3.6 million square-foot site, the new facility is set to manufacture over 2.5 million TBR tires as well as fifty thousand OTR tires.
New technologies and new equipment are being used in the project.
For example, manufacturing and material transfer are automated.
The entire plant is controlled by the MES software (manufacturing execution system) and is integrated with the SAP management system. The project is designed according to the Industry 4.0 concept.
This is a level of automation that reduces the number of employees in the factory to half of what is needed in a traditional tire factory and ensures the quality of the products produced is more stable and reliable.
For more information about Double Coin Tires, visit www.doublecointires.com.
Double Coin Tires have been marketed in the U.S. since 1992.
CMA, LLC manufactures and markets flag, associate and private brand products from Double Coin Holdings, Ltd., and from several other manufacturers. Flag and associate brands distributed by CMA include Double Coin, Warrior, Dynatrail, Dynacargo, Dynastar, Duraturn and Bluestar. In addition, CMA supports several large tire marketing organizations with private and exclusive brand consumer and commercial tires.
CMA, LLC serves the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Central American markets.