Japanese rubber industry news
Bridgestone Europe Works With Microsoft to Develop World-First Tire Monitoring System Jul. 3, 2020. - Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a group company under Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), recently announced that it has collaborated with Microsoft Corp. to develop a world-first monitoring system that is able to detect tire damage while in motion. This system comes as a proprietary technology that makes use of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP). It is able to recognize in real time […]
Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New Studless Winter Tire With Superior Ice Performance Jul. 2, 2020. - Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) plans to begin rolling out sales on Aug. 1 for the Winter Maxx 03, a studless winter tire with new rubber texturing technology that gives it the best ice performance of any Sumitomo Rubber tire. It will be available in a total of 98 sizes. Characterized by nanoscale bumps and hollows, the new nano-texturing technology […]
Bridgestone Europe Works With Microsoft to Develop World-First Tire Monitoring System Jul. 3, 2020. - Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a group company under Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), recently announced that it has collaborated with Microsoft Corp. to develop a world-first monitoring system that is able to detect tire damage while in motion. This system comes as a proprietary technology that makes use of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP). It is able to recognize in real time […]
Bridgestone Acquires iTrack Solutions Business from UK Tire Management Firm Transense Jun. 29, 2020. - Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced on June 25 that it has finished acquiring the iTrack Solutions Business of U.K.-based company Transense Technologies PLC. Transense’s iTrack Solutions Business provides mining companies with solutions that contribute to both tire maintenance as well as the optimization of vehicle operations. Through this, the business has built up an excellent reputation for itself over the years. […]
Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New Studless Winter Tire With Superior Ice Performance Jul. 2, 2020. - Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) plans to begin rolling out sales on Aug. 1 for the Winter Maxx 03, a studless winter tire with new rubber texturing technology that gives it the best ice performance of any Sumitomo Rubber tire. It will be available in a total of 98 sizes. Characterized by nanoscale bumps and hollows, the new nano-texturing technology […]
Michelin Japan Supplies High-Performance Tires as OE for New Toyota GR Yaris Jul. 1, 2020. - Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. recently revealed that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, a tire designed for use in high-performance cars, has been adopted as OE for Toyota Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7203) new GR Yaris. A flagship model in Michelin’s lineup of sports tires, the Pilot Sport 4S serves to fully draw out the capabilities of the cars it is fitted […]
Bridgestone to Withdraw From Tennis Business at End of 2020 Jun. 22, 2020. - Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd. and wholly-owned subsidiary Bridgestone Sports Sales Japan Co. Ltd. have decided to withdraw from operations for tennis-related sporting goods at the end of 2020. Following its full-fledged entry into the tennis goods business in 1984, Bridgestone has been designing, manufacturing and selling tennis products in Japan, primarily under the Bridgestone brand. The company has also served […]
Fuji Latex Takes Hit to FY2019 Results Amid Overseas Sales Decline for Condoms Jun. 11, 2020. - Fuji Latex Co. Ltd. (TYO:5199) has posted its business results for fiscal 2019, revealing sales revenue of 7.21 billion yen ($67.35 million) for a 13.5 percent year-on-year drop. For its profit metrics, the condom and medical products manufacturer posted 35 million yen in operating profit, down 94.1 percent; 33 million yen in ordinary profit, down 93.6 percent; and a net […]
JSR to Raise Prices of Synthetic Rubber and Emulsion Products by at Least 20 Yen per Kilogram Jun. 25, 2020. - JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has announced that it will be raising prices on synthetic rubber and emulsion products set to be delivered from July 1 onward. This is being applied to products manufactured at the company’s domestic Japanese plants, with prices raised by at least 20 yen ($0.19) per kilogram for both synthetic rubber and emulsion products. The extra revenue obtained […]
Showa Denko Sees Decline in Chloroprene Rubber Sales for First Quarter May. 29, 2020. - Showa Denko KK (TYO:4004) recently released its business results for the first quarter of calendar 2020, revealing a decline in both sales and profit metrics. The company posted sales of 171.73 billion yen ($1.6 billion), down 26.8 percent from the same period last year; operating income of just under 2.47 billion yen, down by 94.6 percent; and ordinary income of […]
Interview: Toyoda Gosei President Naoki Miyazaki Explains Plans to Boost Revenue in 2020 Jan. 30, 2020. - Facing a tough market and a need for innovation, Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has been making a range of moves to solidify its business foundations and pave the path for future growth. Company president Naoki Miyazaki recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to give some insight into these plans. To begin with, Miyazaki noted that 2019 saw Toyoda […]
Interview: Gates Unitta Asia VP Shuji Miyamoto Details Plans for Sales Growth Jan. 21, 2020. - Gates Unitta Asia Co. is making a number of efforts to improve its sales of V-belts, auto tensioners and more across the Asian market. Shuji Miyamoto, who serves as VP at the company, recently took some time out to sit down for an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly and talk about Gates Unitta Asia’s efforts toward this. 2020 is expected […]