Michelin Japan Launches New Flagship Model in Pilot Sport Series

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. President Paul Perriniaux recently presented the company’s new Pilot Sport 4 S tire during a launch event held at Mercedes-Benz Connection Tokyo. Being a high-spec performance tire with superior operational stability and responsiveness in its high-level dry and wet grip characteristics, the new product becomes the flagship model for the Pilot Sport series. As of...

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Interview: Inoac CEO Soichi Inoue Highlights Global Expansion

Inoac Corp. CEO Soichi Inoue recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. The 87-year-old Inoue discussed the global expansion of the Nagoya-based company, a Japanese leader in rubber and resin-related products. With Inoac having overseas subsidiaries in some 80 locations across 13 countries, the company is expanding its business in the global market, Inoue said. The...

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Nitta Inaugurates Hose and Tube Manufacturing Base in Thailand

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) held a factory completion ceremony on Feb. 20 at Nitta Corporation (Thailand) Ltd. (NCT), the company’s Thai hose and tube production base. The ceremony was attended by over 80 people, including Thai government officials and customers. Nitta President Motonobu Nitta gave opening remarks, saying that the company is looking to contribute to Thailand’s development, as well as...

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Yokohama Rubber to Increase Tire Prices 6–7%

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will raise its wholesale prices for tires in the domestic market from April 1. Products to see price hikes are tires, tubes and flaps sold in Japan. Summer passenger tires and summer and winter van tires will see a price hike of 6 percent. Meanwhile a 7-percent price hike will be imposed on summer and...

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