Bridgestone Australia Ltd. will close its tire manufacturing facilities in Adelaide, South Australia, and Christchurch, New Zealand, by April 2010 affecting 875 workers. The Adelaide plant has been operational since 1965 and Christchurch, since 1947. Bridgestone says its range of tires now will be imported from plants in Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and the U.S., while its distribution, customer service and retail networks, which employ more than 1,500 people, will remain unaffected. “As ...
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