Pirelli Japan Releases Sports Tire With Sidewall Coloring

Pirelli Japan Co. Ltd. has introduced its P Zero Color Edition sports tire with vivid sidewall coloring to the Japanese market. The tire comes in four base colors – red, yellow, white and silver – with other color options available upon request. The P Zero Color Edition sports tire was created to meet the growing demand for personalized tires in...

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Bridgestone Holds Opening Ceremony for New Automotive Tire Plant in Russia

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) group company Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing C.I.S. LLC held an opening ceremony for its new passenger car radial tire plant in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, on May 25. At the ceremony, Member of the Board, Chief Operating Officer and Representative Executive Officer Kazuhisa Nishigai expressed his gratitude for the Ulyanovsk Oblast government’s continuous support. In his speech, Nishigai said...

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Dunlop Home Products to Provide Portable Wheelchair Ramp to JR-West for Sleeper Train

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that group company Dunlop Home Products Ltd., a distributor of home, nursing care and health products, will provide portable wheelchair ramps to West Japan Railway Co. (TYO:9021). The ramps will be used in JR-West’s Twilight Express Mizukaze, a new sleeper train scheduled to begin operating on June 17. The ramps adopted for use...

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Zeon Kasei Begins Operations at PSC Plant in Mexico

Zeon Kasei Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205), has commenced operations at its powder slush compound (PSC) plant in Mexico. The new plant, located in the fully equipped Las Colinas Industrial Park of San Luis Potosi City, has easy access to North America for Japanese and European automakers operating in Mexico. The plant’s first line has the capacity...

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Daiichi Rubber President Talks Rubber Boots, Manufacturing in Japan

Japan Rubber Weekly recently had the opportunity to discuss management strategy with Minoru Hamamura, Daiichi Rubber Co. Ltd.’s newly appointed president. The fourth president to lead the company and its roughly 80 employees, 63-year old Hamamura took over the Hokkaido-based rubber products manufacturer on Feb. 25. Current situation Daiichi Rubber manufactures and sells rubber and synthetic resin products, with rubber boots...

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Sumitomo Riko Forecasts Record High Sales of 425B Yen for Fiscal 2017

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has announced that its sales for the fiscal year ending March 2018 is expected to reach a record high of 425 billion yen ($3.9 billion), up 0.6 percent year-on-year. Additionally, the company expects that its operating profit will rise by 6.6 percent to 14.5 billion yen and that its net profit will jump by 25.1...

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