Japanese rubber industry news
Achilles Reports 12% Sales Growth in First Half Nov. 25, 2022. - Achilles reported financial results for the first half (April – September) of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, with net sales of 40.8 billion yen ($292.85 million), up 12.0 percent year-on-year; an operating loss of 102 million yen (a profit of 608 million yen in the previous year); ordinary income of 489 million yen, down 42.8 percent; and net […]
Sumitomo Rubber President Participates in the Association of Male Leaders to Accelerate the Advancement of Shining Women Nov. 24, 2022. - Sumitomo Rubber President Satoru Yamamoto participated in the Association of Male Leaders to Accelerate the Advancement of Shining Women (Secretariat: Cabinet Office). While deepening his network with male leaders from various industries across Japan, he will accelerate the company’s efforts to promote gender equality and women’s activities. The Men’s Leaders’ Group is a gathering of corporate executives and others to […]
Sumitomo Rubber President Participates in the Association of Male Leaders to Accelerate the Advancement of Shining Women Nov. 24, 2022. - Sumitomo Rubber President Satoru Yamamoto participated in the Association of Male Leaders to Accelerate the Advancement of Shining Women (Secretariat: Cabinet Office). While deepening his network with male leaders from various industries across Japan, he will accelerate the company’s efforts to promote gender equality and women’s activities. The Men’s Leaders’ Group is a gathering of corporate executives and others to […]
Sumitomo Rubber Receives Gold Award in Pride Index 2022 for LGBTQ+ Initiatives Nov. 24, 2022. - Sumitomo Rubber  has received the Gold award in the Pride Index 2022, an evaluation index for LGBTQ+ and other sexual minority initiatives at companies and organizations. In order to embody “Our Philosophy,” the company has positioned diversity and inclusion (D&I) as a priority management issue. It has implemented a number of measures to realize a workplace where diverse attributes and […]
Japan Michelin Tire Signs Exclusive Supplier Contract for JAL’s New Aircraft Nov. 18, 2022. - Michelin Japan has been selected as the exclusive tire supplier for five years for the new Airbus A350-1000 airliner to be introduced by Japan Airlines (JAL) from fiscal 2023. This is the first time that Michelin has signed a contract as the exclusive tire supplier to JAL. All A350-1000 aircraft, which are JAL’s mainstay international aircraft, will be equipped with […]
Bridgestone and Toppan Forms Jointly Develop Next-Generation RFID Tags for Tires Nov. 7, 2022. - Bridgestone and Toppan Forms have begun joint development of mounting technology for the early practical application of next-generation RFID tags for tires, for which basic studies have been conducted earlier. The joint initiative aims to develop next-generation RFID tags that can communicate accurately from a greater distance and establish technologies for mounting on tires by combining Bridgestone’s tire development and […]
Achilles Reports 12% Sales Growth in First Half Nov. 25, 2022. - Achilles reported financial results for the first half (April – September) of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, with net sales of 40.8 billion yen ($292.85 million), up 12.0 percent year-on-year; an operating loss of 102 million yen (a profit of 608 million yen in the previous year); ordinary income of 489 million yen, down 42.8 percent; and net […]
Sumitomo Riko to Increase Automotive Anti-Vibration Rubber Production in Mexico Nov. 14, 2022. - Sumitomo Riko will increase the production capacity of the O’Donnell Plant of S-Riko de Querétaro (SRK-QRO, headquartered in Querétaro, Mexico), a group company that manufactures and sells automotive anti-vibration rubber and other products in Mexico. By expanding the plant building from the current 12,000 square meters to 22,000 square meters, SRK-QRO’s production capacity of automotive anti-vibration rubber will be increased […]
Asahi Kasei Begins Sales of Sustainable SSBR and BR Nov. 18, 2022. - Asahi Kasei has begun in November selling solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) and butadiene rubber (BR) using the mass balance method. In October, the company’s Synthetic Rubber Division obtained ISCC PLUS certification. Asahi Kasei Synthetic Rubber Singapore has already obtained this certification, and together with the synthetic rubber plant at the Kawasaki Plant, the company has decided to sell its products […]
Mitsui Chemicals Receives New ISCC PLUS Certifications Nov. 17, 2022. - sMitsui Chemicals has recently acquired for new ISCC PLUS certifications, an international certification system for sustainable products. This is part of the company’s move to continue acquiring such certifications with the aim to expand social implementation of biomass products based on the mass balance method. Products for which ISCC PLUS certification will be newly available: Product: Ammonia, Product name: Ammonia, Main applications: […]
Toyoda Gosei President Toru Koyama Discusses Plans to Pursue Carbon Neutrality, Support Rise of EVs Feb. 1, 2022. - Toru Koyama, president of Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282), gave some insight recently into the company’s plans for 2022, which will center around improving corporate value and striving to meet the targets of the company’s medium-term plan. Giving his predictions for fiscal 2022, Koyama said that given Omicron and numerous other uncertainties, he believes it may still be another year […]
Sumitomo Riko President Shines Light on Plans to Get Results From Structural Reform Starting 2023 Jan. 12, 2022. - Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) President Kazushi Shimizu recently spoke about current efforts being made by the company, highlighting here the good progress being made on the structural reform it has been pursuing of late. And with this in mind, plans going forward are to achieve growth for both auto parts and general industrial products, he said. Shimizu noted here […]