Taiwan’s Kenda Rubber is in the process of relocating its
tyre production from the mainland to other Asian countries amid US-China trade
angst. The stiff tariffs affecting Kenda’s US orders would otherwise add to
other Chinese exports totaling US$65 million annually.
Despite the move, the company has assured of supply from the
most preferred area for quality products and service to customers, “Kenda has
many tyre manufacturing facilities in Asia, we can offer productions from
different factories to cover demands from customers in different parts of the
world,” Chairman Jimmy Yang said.
Kenda’s Chinese production for the States’ passenger and SUV tyres is expected to start from their second Vietnam factory upon completion of its US$48 million expansion.