Qingdao Doublestar Group (Doublestar), China’s largest tyre company, has recently started a trial run at its passenger car tyre factory in Shiyan City, Hubei Province. The 4.3 million-sq.-ft. factory, which is Doublestar’s third Chinese Industrial 4.0 factory with full-process smart manufacturing for specialty tyres, has an annual capacity for 5 million passenger car tyres and 1.5 million truck/bus tyres.
Doublestar also held a groundbreaking ceremony for a US$45
million scrap tyre recycling facility in Shiyan. As the company’s second scrap
tyre facility in China, it will process some 100,000 metric tonnes of waste
tyres yearly over an area of 1.1 million sq.-ft. – Doublestar likens the
recycling process of this facility as one without pollution, emissions, or
residue; the completed facility is to promote the economic development of
Shiyan and develop ecological recycling in Central China.