Japanese company Yokohama Rubber begins construction of a plant in Coahuila


To manufacture tires, with an investment of 380 million US dollars and the generation of 1,100 direct jobs.

SALTILLO, Coahuila (04/19/2024).- With an investment of 380 million dollars (million dollars) and the generation of 1,100 direct jobs, the company of Japanese origin, Yokohama Rubber Company, began construction of its new plant this Monday. plant in Saltillo, which will manufacture automobile tires.

The company will be installed in the industrial zone of Derramadero, south of Saltillo, where the state governor, Manolo Jiménez, accompanied the company’s directors to lay the first stone.

The governor indicated that to achieve the arrival of Yokohama to Coahuila, a visit to the offices of the Japanese company was necessary, where after a talk with the president of the corporation, Masataka Yamaishi, an agreement was reached on the investment in the municipality of Saltillo.

“It is very important to continue working as a team, companies like Yokohama come to Coahuila because we are a safe state, a competitive state, a state where we have energy, water, land, qualified labor, and we have to take care of that, it is not the work of It is a coincidence that Saltillo, that Coahuila is one of the best places to live and invest,” stated the state president.

Manolo Jiménez thanked the Yokohama company for having decided to invest in Coahuila.

For his part, the president of Yokohama Rubber, Masataka Yamaishi, stated: “We firmly believe that our presence in Mexico will not only improve the economic fabric of the region but will also strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation. between our two nations.”

The president of YTC, Jeff Barna, mentioned that with the establishment of this new factory, not only is there a closer relationship with the customer, but the quality of the products is improved, in addition to pointing out that this strategic position goes beyond guaranteeing a stable supply of tires since it is also focused on improving the economic conditions of the region where it is installed.

“The establishment of this company here in Saltillo is significant for us, especially in its role of serving the North American market, and this is an important market for us, driven by savvy customers who demand excellence, trust, and value.”

Source: Vanguardia Industrial

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