Japanese rubber industry news
Audi Selects Toyo Tires to Supply OE Tires for New Q8 SUV Nov. 16, 2018. - Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently announced that its Toyo Celsius CUV A line of tires has been adopted as OE for the Audi Q8, a new SUV set to launch this autumn or thereafter in the North American market. The company has already begun supply of these tires, providing them at the size of 275/50 R20 113H. […]
Denka, Mitsubishi Materials to Co-Develop Ceramic Substrates for Eco-Friendly Cars Nov. 15, 2018. - Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) and Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (TYO:5711) have reached an agreement to co-develop new ceramic substrates, targeting these toward power modules in the motors of EVs and other such environmentally friendly vehicles. Following development, the companies plan to pursue efforts aimed at full-scale mass production. With the surging need for automotive electrification in recent years, there has been […]
Denka, Mitsubishi Materials to Co-Develop Ceramic Substrates for Eco-Friendly Cars Nov. 15, 2018. - Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) and Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (TYO:5711) have reached an agreement to co-develop new ceramic substrates, targeting these toward power modules in the motors of EVs and other such environmentally friendly vehicles. Following development, the companies plan to pursue efforts aimed at full-scale mass production. With the surging need for automotive electrification in recent years, there has been […]
Toyoda Gosei Plans Chinese Acquisition to Bolster Business for Auto Parts Nov. 8, 2018. - Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has announced that it intends to invest in Hubei Rock Rubber and Seal Technology Co. Ltd., an independent weatherstrip supplier located in central China. The move represents an effort by Toyoda Gosei to bolster its Chinese business for auto parts. In carrying out the investment, Toyoda Gosei will use its Chinese regional headquarters to acquire […]
Audi Selects Toyo Tires to Supply OE Tires for New Q8 SUV Nov. 16, 2018. - Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently announced that its Toyo Celsius CUV A line of tires has been adopted as OE for the Audi Q8, a new SUV set to launch this autumn or thereafter in the North American market. The company has already begun supply of these tires, providing them at the size of 275/50 R20 113H. […]
Continental Tire Japan Selected as Preferred Partner of Daimler in Asia–Pacific Nov. 12, 2018. - Continental Tire Japan Co. Ltd. recently announced that it has been selected as a preferred after-sales partner of Daimler AG for the Asia–Pacific region. This comes as part of the German automaker’s Global Mercedes-Benz Tire Program. The new partnership covers a range of countries across the Asia–Pacific, including Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India. It is […]
Towa Corporation Plans Expansion in Bangladesh to Decentralize Production Risks Nov. 6, 2018. - Glove manufacturer Towa Corporation Ltd. is set to move forward with expansion efforts from Aug. 1, 2019, adding new room to a Bangladeshi plant that produces gloves for the manufacturing industry. The company will invest around 100 million yen ($882,900) to achieve this. By adding a third floor to its current two-floor setup here, Towa Corporation will open up additional […]
Nitta Sees Strong Performance for Resin Belting in Distribution, Food Sectors Oct. 31, 2018. - Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) is expecting its belting division to report year-on-year sales growth of around 5–9 percent for the first half of fiscal 2018. The company’s NLG series of resin conveyor belts have recently been met with strong performance in the distribution sector as well as positive trends in the food sector, causing year-on-year sales growth percentage here to be […]
Denka Plans Productivity Boost for Chloroprene Rubber as Global Supply Remains Tight Nov. 14, 2018. - Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) President Manabu Yamamoto has shed light on his company’s future plans for chloroprene rubber (CR), which is currently up against a tight supply–demand balance around the world. Yamamoto revealed that Denka is looking to increase its productivity for the material via bottleneck removal, implementing moves for this not only at the company’s Omi Plant in Japan […]
Sanyo Trading Posts Strong Results on Back of Rubber-Related Product Sales Nov. 13, 2018. - Raw materials trading firm Sanyo Trading Co. Ltd. (TYO:3176) has posted a strong set of business results for the fiscal year ending September 2018. Over the period, the company achieved 78.45 billion yen ($688.8 million) in sales, up 15.8 percent year-on-year; 5.26 billion yen in operating profit, up 6.6 percent; 5.58 billion yen in ordinary profit, up 5.8 percent; and […]
Interview: Toyoda Gosei President Highlights Plans for Lighter, Quieter EVs Feb. 15, 2018. - Sitting down for a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) President Naoki Miyazaki said that the automotive industry is entering a massive, once-in-a-century turning point. Such a shake-up to business is an opportunity for growth, he said. Miyazaki spoke on the impact of electrification and Toyoda Gosei’s strategy to deal with it, saying that although […]
Tigers Polymer President Kentaro Watanabe Eyes Increased Sales, Production for 2018 Feb. 9, 2018. - Tigers Polymer Corp. (TYO:4231) President Kentaro Watanabe recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to talk about his company’s overseas operations for 2017 and where he expects to see things go here moving forward. Sales for the industrial rubber and resin products manufacturer are generally in good shape across the Americas, Southeast Asia and China, Watanabe said, particularly in China. […]

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