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Sumitomo Rubber Subsidiary Provides Tennis Hard Courts for Ariake Tennis Forest Park Jul. 18, 2019. - Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that DecoTurf, a tennis hard court series sold and installed by subsidiary Sports Surface Co. Ltd., has been adopted for use at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park in Koto, Tokyo. DecoTurf installation began on May 20 at the park’s center court, the Ariake Coliseum. This marks the second project to install DecoTurf surfaces […]
JSR to Establish New US Plant for Production of Semiconductor Cleaning Agents Jul. 17, 2019. - Synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) recently announced that its U.S. subsidiary JSR Micro Inc. has started construction on a new plant in the state of Oregon, looking through this to bolster its production capacity for cutting-edge semiconductor cleaning agents. Total investment in the project is expected to come to around $100 million, with operations slated to start up in […]
Yokohama Rubber Receives Supplier Award from Subaru in US Jul. 4, 2019. - Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), a U.S. sales subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), recently announced that it has received an Excellent Performance Award from Subaru Corp. (TYO:7270) U.S. subsidiary Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. (SIA). The award was granted to YTC for its supply of the Avid S34P tire, which the company provides as OE for the Subaru Impreza. […]
Toyo Tires Becomes Fourth Major Japanese Tire Company to Raise Prices in Response to Distribution Costs Jul. 1, 2019. - Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has announced that it will be raising prices on domestic aftermarket tire shipments from Aug. 1 onward. This comes as factors such as a labor shortage prompt a surge in distribution costs for the sector – a trend that looks set to continue going forward. The company has outlined a price hike of 3 percent to […]
Toyo Tires to Bolster Tire Production Capacity at US Subsidiary Jul. 16, 2019. - Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it is planning to boost the production capacity of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. (TNA), a tire production subsidiary it controls in the U.S. For this increase, Toyo Tires plans to invest approximately 7 billion yen ($64.85 million) to install new facilities with an annual production capacity equivalent to 1.2 million passenger […]
Bridgestone to Launch New Blizzak Winter Tire With Improved Performance on Wet, Icy Surfaces Jul. 12, 2019. - Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is set to launch a new product under its Blizzak brand of studless winter tires. Named the Blizzak DM-V3, this SUV- and 4×4-exclusive tire offers improvements to both traction on icy surfaces and braking performance on wet surfaces. It is scheduled to begin hitting the market on Aug. 1. As a studless winter tire for SUVs and […]
Sumitomo Rubber Subsidiary Provides Tennis Hard Courts for Ariake Tennis Forest Park Jul. 18, 2019. - Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that DecoTurf, a tennis hard court series sold and installed by subsidiary Sports Surface Co. Ltd., has been adopted for use at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park in Koto, Tokyo. DecoTurf installation began on May 20 at the park’s center court, the Ariake Coliseum. This marks the second project to install DecoTurf surfaces […]
JSR to Establish New US Plant for Production of Semiconductor Cleaning Agents Jul. 17, 2019. - Synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) recently announced that its U.S. subsidiary JSR Micro Inc. has started construction on a new plant in the state of Oregon, looking through this to bolster its production capacity for cutting-edge semiconductor cleaning agents. Total investment in the project is expected to come to around $100 million, with operations slated to start up in […]
Mitsui Chemicals Endorses White Logistics Movement, Plans Related Initiatives Jul. 8, 2019. - Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) recently announced its support of the White Logistics Movement, an initiative put forward by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). To go along with its support here, Mitsui Chemicals has drafted up a list of relevant independent activities […]
Tokyo Zairyo Posts Decreased Sales and Net Profit, Record-High Ordinary Profit for 2018 Jul. 5, 2019. - Tokyo Zairyo Co. Ltd., a raw materials trading firm operating as part of the Zeon Group, recently posted a mixed bag of results for fiscal 2018. The company’s sales for the year fell 0.2 percent year-on-year to end at 93.12 billion yen ($863.67 million), with ordinary profit up 3.6 percent to 2.06 billion yen and net profit down 6.8 percent […]
Shin-Etsu Polymer Posts Increased Sales, Profits for Fiscal 2018 May. 7, 2019. - Shin-Etsu Polymer Co. Ltd. (TYO:7970) has posted year-on-year increases to both sales and profits as part of its results for fiscal 2018. The company recorded sales of 85.46 billion yen ($770.76 million) for the year, up by 7.7 percent; operating profit of 8.15 billion yen, up by 13.1 percent; ordinary profit of 8.03 billion yen, up by 10.3 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 […]

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