Just five months after the opening of a state-of-the-art new factory in the Municipality of Indjija, the first Toyo tyres are hitting UK shores.
Aboard this historic shipment will be the Proxes Comfort, the Passenger & Eco car targeted offering from the renowned Proxes range.
Newly assigned Toyo Tyre (UK) Ltd. Managing Director ‘Colin Pears’ said: “This is a sizeable steppingstone in our history as it signifies the fruition of our plans to reduce lead times on supply to our UK customers”.
DHL, who facilitates Toyo’s logistics in the UK from their warehouse operation in Leicestershire, also welcome this first shipment which helps cement the ongoing working relationship which has spanned over 14 years.
Jim Marsh, Operations Director, DHL Supply Chain said: “DHL supply chain are happy and delighted to continually provide support to Toyo UK’s operation and are proud to welcome in this significant first shipment from the new Serbia plant.”
The new site in Serbia boasts world class technology, a proving ground and one of the biggest solar power plants in Serbia, making tyre production as carbon neutral as possible.
It has been dubbed a “smart factory” with outstanding product management system optimization.
Located right next to the site is a proving ground with a 720 metres track which will be utilised to carry out test runs to gather data for research and development. This will help eliminate time delays in meeting regulations and therefore deliver tyres to the market in a quicker more seamless way.
The factory is also expected to deliver a staggering FIVE MILLION tyres a year in a bid to meet demands for our UK and EU markets.
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