Japanese rubber industry news
Nishikawa Rubber Sees Double-Digit Sales Growth, Net Profit Recovery Over First Three Quarters Feb. 20, 2018. - Auto parts maker Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161) recently released its results for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, showing sales to be up by 11.1 percent year-on-year to 71.28 billion yen ($667.89 million). Operating profit for the April–December period was down 3.4 percent to 5.92 billion yen year-on-year, while ordinary profit was up 6.7 percent to 7.08 billion […]
Toyo Tires Announces Change to Trade Name Feb. 19, 2018. - Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) announced on Jan. 15 a change in its trade name to Toyo Tire Corp. The decision by the board of directors came earlier that day, and the change is set to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. During an earnings briefing held on the day of the announcement, Toyo Tires President Takashi […]
China Rubber Conference 2018 Expected to Draw 1,000 Rubber Experts From 20 Countries Feb. 16, 2018. - The China Rubber Conference this year is set to be held over the four days of March 27–30 at Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao, located in the eastern province of Shandong. Sponsored by the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) since 2006, the conference serves as an annual general meeting concerning the rubber industry, and is the largest such event to cover a […]
JRW Survey: Rubber, Resin Manufacturers Expect Positive Results for Fiscal 2017 Jan. 22, 2018. - Japan Rubber Weekly conducted a survey among the country’s rubber and resin product manufacturers midway through December 2017, looking to get their respective takes on the current climate of the rubber industry. Of the 169 companies that received the survey, 119 responded, making for a 70.4 percent response rate. When asked how sales will pan out for fiscal 2017, 44.2 […]
Toyo Tires Announces Change to Trade Name Feb. 19, 2018. - Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) announced on Jan. 15 a change in its trade name to Toyo Tire Corp. The decision by the board of directors came earlier that day, and the change is set to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. During an earnings briefing held on the day of the announcement, Toyo Tires President Takashi […]
Yokohama Rubber Launches Indoor On-Ice Test Facility in Hokkaido Feb. 5, 2018. - Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has established an indoor facility for testing the on-ice performance of winter tires at the company’s Tire Test Center of Hokkaido (TTCH) in Asahikawa. By establishing the new test facility, Yokohama Rubber is looking to further improve the performance of its winter tires. The new facility began operations on Jan. 5, […]
Nishikawa Rubber Sees Double-Digit Sales Growth, Net Profit Recovery Over First Three Quarters Feb. 20, 2018. - Auto parts maker Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161) recently released its results for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, showing sales to be up by 11.1 percent year-on-year to 71.28 billion yen ($667.89 million). Operating profit for the April–December period was down 3.4 percent to 5.92 billion yen year-on-year, while ordinary profit was up 6.7 percent to 7.08 billion […]
Mitsuboshi Belting Gains 6.6% in Belt Sales Over First Three Quarters Feb. 14, 2018. - Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) has posted approximately 53.2 billion yen ($492.7 million) in total sales for the first three periods of fiscal 2017. This represents an increase of 6.6 percent over the same period for the previous year. The company made gains in operating profit as well, recording a 6 percent year-on-year increase to hit approximately 6.91 billion yen. Ordinary […]
Mitsui Chemicals Posts Record Profits for April–December Period Feb. 8, 2018. - Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) has posted record-high net, ordinary and operating profit figures for the combined first three quarters of fiscal 2017 (April–December). Sales for the period totaled 959.83 billion yen ($8.78 billion), up 10.3 percent from the same period in the previous year. Operating profit was 75.74 billion yen, up 5.7 percent year-on-year; ordinary profit was 78.85 billion yen, […]
Zeon Sees 22% Sales Increase in Elastomer Business for First Three Quarters Feb. 7, 2018. - Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has posted 146 billion yen ($1.33 billion) in sales for its elastomer materials business over the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, marking a year-on-year increase of 22 percent. The sales figures included a 29 percent increase in rubber, totaling 104.1 billion yen; a 14 percent in increase in latex, reaching 14.5 billion yen; and a 6 […]
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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