The Stargard factory owned by Bridgestone will receive an additional 10,000 sqm of usable space. The world leader has entrusted Atlas Ward Polska with the comprehensive realisation of the project. Construction started in May 2019. This is the second investment that the Wrocław-based company will implement on behalf of Bridgestone as the general contractor.
The new facilities of the factory will be ready for use in spring 2020. These will include, among others, a vulcanisation building, tyre testing area and raw materials warehouse. The investment in Stargard is a direct continuation of the development plans of Bridgestone, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and rubber products.
For modern production needs
The expansion of the Bridgestone production plant in Stargard will require nearly 7,000 cubic metres of concrete and over 850 tonnes of steel, which will be produced and supplied by Atlas Ward Polska. The general contractor will use, among others, reinforced concrete poles with pre-stressed concrete girders, each with a span of approximately 27 metres and weight of 26 tonnes. Bridgestone’s vulcanisation division will gain new space with two underground technological channels, and the plant’s warehouse space will grow by an additional 6000 sqm. The new three-storey warehouse will store raw materials for production. The new tyre testing area is particularly worth noting, with a roof structure intended for mounting winches. The scope of work of Atlas Ward Polska also includes the implementation of accompanying infrastructure and landscape planning.
The Stargard plant is one of four Bridgestone factories in Poland and fifteen in the world. It employs more than 900 people and produces over 4,000 tyres daily. The factory is one of the most modern truck tyre production plants in Europe.
The investment will be realised by the Szczecin branch of Atlas Ward Polska.