We're getting reports - only sketchy ones to date - of a major fire at one of the IRC tyre factories in the Far East

Fire at Far Eastern tyre plant

IRC has tyre- and tube-making factories in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, China and Vietnam.

The Inoue Rubber Company (IRC) began producing bicycle tyres and tubes for the Japanese market in 1926. There’s no news yet on which plant has been affected by the fire but we’ll update this article with news as it can be confirmed.

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