Maxxis International has confirmed it will be investing up to $600 million to increase its manufacturing capacity in the next few years, with over half of that coming in the next twelve months.
The rapidly expanding tyre maker will be opening a new $320 million factory on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia in 2016, boosting the rate at which it can meet growing demand for both passenger car and motorcycle tyres.
Maxxis International managing director Derek McMartin believes UK customers will soon reap the rewards of the latest investment, as he confirms: “Ongoing investment in expansion shows we’re not only growing as a brand, but that we’re ambitious enough to want more. The Indonesia plant will be our 11th manufacturing site to come online, and will house all of the cutting-edge technology we require to make the advanced compounds that make our tyres perform so well. That means we will be able to make more tyres more quickly, so our partners should enjoy increased availability across our range from early next year. These are exciting times to be involved with Maxxis at a global level, and with the number of businesses signing up for our Centre of Excellence programme, it’s also a great time to be a Maxxis dealer in the UK.”
The new Maxxis Indonesia factory will be built on an 81 acre site in the Greenland International Industrial Centre, meaning it will benefit from good transport links to national capital Jakarta and beyond. The first tyres from the new production line should roll off early next year, and be available for distribution across the globe shortly after.