• Short Summary

    Production at the new Firestone tyre factory in Nairobi began this week with a basic staff.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Extruding machine
    0.05

    2.
    MV Visitor watch process
    0.08

    3.
    MX Extruder
    0.13

    4.
    CU Rubber strip PAN along machinery
    0.24

    5.
    CU African worker
    0.27

    6.
    MCV Rubber strip on belt
    0.30

    7.
    MV Rubber strip pulled onto table & measured
    0.40

    8.
    SV MCV Rubber strip through rollers
    0.53

    9.
    MV Visitors looking
    0.54

    10.
    CU Edge of tyre being moulded
    1.04

    11.
    MV Bag-o-matic machine in action
    1.22

    12.
    CU Tyre showing tread pattern PAN to White technician
    1.28

    13.
    LV African clipping tyre - finishing off
    1.33

    14.
    MV Visitors look at completed tyre
    1.41



    Initials SGM/2248 SGM/2302



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Production at the new Firestone tyre factory in Nairobi began this week with a basic staff. The factory, which was build at a cost of nearly six million pounds will eventually be manned by 120 workers, and will cater mainly for the home market. Plans are in hand to export tyres to Uganda once the output has caught up with local demand. The Kenyan Government is supporting the venture, and helping protect the industry by restricting the importation of other motor tyres and raw materials for other sources. The company has undertaken to employ and train as many Kenyans at the plant as it can. The tyres, which will be marketed at the same prices as existing brands, are being made from Malaysian rubber and American synthetic fibre.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9372YAIDKJZYNQK5S78YNHI3G
    Media URN:
    VLVA9372YAIDKJZYNQK5S78YNHI3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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