Belshina is a tyre manufacturer in Belarus. The name is an abbreviation for "Belаruskaya shina", or "Belarusian Tyre".
The Belarusian tyre works is located in the Belarusian industrial city Babruysk. Belshina produces over 180 tyre sizes for cars, trucks, mining trucks, road construction machinery, electrical vehicles, tractors and agricultural machinery. Over 90 per cent of tyres are radial. All types of products (pneumatic tyres) are protected by patents by two parameters: design and appearance. Belshina cooperate with partners from 36 countries.
Belshina is a main sponsor of football team Belshina Bobruisk which plays in Belarusian Premier League.
The construction of the Belarusian Tyre Works "Belshina" in Bobruisk was sanctioned by Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR #299 dated March 25, 1963 "On steps aimed at better utilization of workforce of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic" and by resolution No. 90-p dated June 11, 1965 by Supreme Soviet, which approved the design task for construction of the Works.
The construction itself was started in September 1965. In 1968 the mechanical services unit was put into service (which later became a mechanical plant), where the equipment for the future production areas was assembled and manufactured, new techniques of tyre building were developed, practical training of the workers was conducted.
On December 31, 1971 the research facility of the mechanical services unit produced the first Belarusian tyre for BelAZ mining truck of 27-ton lifting capacity.
On December 31, 1972 the farm tyre plant was put into service. Truck and car tyre plant began to roll out tyres on September 30, 1976. On January 31, 1985 a fourth plant joined Belshina family, it was the earthmover tyre plant. In May 1992 the State Committee on Industry of the Republic of Belarus issued a decree transforming the Belshina Production Amalgamation into Belarus Tyre Works Belshina. On September 26, 2002 the Executive Committee of Mogilev Province adopted resolution No.18-13 on registering an open joint stock company Belshina (Certificate of Registration No.700016217 of 2003-09-27).
On April 13, 2011 Belshina Radial for bus and truck got Standard Nasional Indonesia (SNI) - Indonesia National Standard which Indonesia is not produce the items, although Indonesia export more than 80 percent of the production of lighter tyres.
Беларуская Белшына ▪ Беларуская (тарашкевіца) Белшына ▪ Deutsch Belshina ▪ Русский Белшина ▪ Suomi Belšina ▪ Українська Білшина ▪