Aztema breaks ground for its new plant

Aztema breaks ground for its new plant

GUANAJUATO - A new foreign investment has arrived in Irapuato: it is the Chinese company Aztema, belonging to Sailum Tire, which is dedicated to the manufacture of tires and equipment for the latest generation of tires.

The governor of the state of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, led the laying of the first stone of the company Aztema, belonging to the Chinese company Sailum Tire, which begins its installation process in the Castro del Río Industrial Park in the municipality of Irapuato.

Sailun Tire Co., Ltd. is a world-class tire manufacturer headquartered in Qingdao, China, with more than 18,000 employees worldwide and seven manufacturing centers.

During the Guanajuato governor's visit to Asia last March, the company announced the investment of US$432 million to build an additional plant in Irapuato.

Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo said it is an honor to accompany the directors of this great Chinese company, which will operate under the figure of the company Aztema, in alliance with Tire Direct, and its presence and operation will promote the strengthening of micro, small and medium enterprises and suppliers of our state.

"That is why we gladly open the doors of Guanajuato to Sailun Tire, here we want companies with success stories and that promote sustainable and environmentally friendly production processes, companies that believe in innovation and the value of their employees," added the state president.

Diego Sinhue Rodriguez Vallejo highlighted that this is the first Chinese brand to integrate a complete industrial chain that covers new materials, processes, technology, equipment, modern management, and talent, which adds to the strengthening of Guanajuato's Mindfacturing Valley.

Sailun Tire is the research and demonstration base of the National Research Institute of Rubber and Tire Engineering and is number two in China's Top 100 rubber industry.