Nexen Tire has formally opened its new Europe Tire plant in Zatec, Czech Republic through a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 28.
“The opening of the Europe plant will see an increase in Nexen Tire’s efficiency in addition to a faster response to the neighboring automakers. Recognizing the importance of being closer to our customers, we have established a production base to respond to their needs in a more prompt and flexible way,” said Travis Kang, the Global CEO of Nexen Tire. “As Korea’s leading manufacturer with a 77-year history of knowledge and technology in the tire industry, we plan to increase global production capacity, going beyond the challenges and making big steps in the global tire industry.”
Following the opening and the ribbon-cutting ceremony, guests in attendance were able to tour the new plant and were introduced to the Smart Factory, which makes zero-defects in product quality through an operating system that can find any faults in advance.
The Nexen Tire Europe Plant began its operations in April 2019. Located in the Czech Republic, the new plant has excellent access to Europe’s largest markets such as Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The Europe Plant will serve as a great production base with an R&D center and the Smart Factory to increase global production capacity of Nexen Tire.