Bridgestone (Huizhou) Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as BSRC) is the "Bridgestone Group" (hereinafter referred to as: BS Group) in order to solve the global tire raw materials? A wholly-owned subsidiary established as the demand for "synthetic rubber" continues to grow. The company was formally established in December 2005 with the approval of the Huizhou Department of Guangdong Province. It will also be located in the petrochemical industrial zone of Daya Bay Economic and Technological Development Zone, Huizhou City, and build a synthetic rubber plant. The total investment of this project is about 100 million US dollars. It is planned to start production in the first half of 2008. The planned product is styrene-butadiene rubber, with an annual production capacity of about 50,000 tons. The products are expected to be mainly sold to the Group's domestic plants and other group plants in Asia.
As a production base of synthetic rubber, the BSRC group has two plants in North America, but it has decided to establish and operate a new plant because of the expected increase in demand for high-performance rubber in China and other Asian countries. And signed an independent intellectual property right contract with Japan JSR Co., Ltd. to strengthen the production of high-performance synthetic rubber.