Industry

China’s Rubber Industry Sees Hope in Corporate Japan

As China’s economy slows down, the country’s manufacturers of rubber materials and machinery are hoping to export to Japan or sell to Japanese companies operating in China. Shinichi Kato, who runs his own rubber and chemicals consulting firm, recently visited China and informed Japan Rubber Weekly about the latest happenings in the Chinese rubber industry. The International Rubber Conference 2016...

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Rubber Companies Post Higher Revenues, Profits in First Half

The 25 listed rubber companies (including the two synthetic rubber manufacturers JSR Corp. and Zeon Corp.) have reported their earnings for the first six months (April-September) of fiscal 2015. Twenty of the 25 companies reported higher revenues, while 21 increased operating profits, 19 had higher ordinary income, and 20 increased net income. Seventeen increased both revenues and profits (sales, ordinary...

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Good Second-Half Earnings for NOK

Major Japanese oil seal maker NOK Corp.‘s performance in the first half (April-September) of 2015 achieved large increases in revenues and profits, with net sales increasing 22 percent year-on-year to 383.6 billion yen ($3.13 billion); operating profit rising 15 percent to 29.3 billion yen ($239.37 million); ordinary income increasing 11 percent to 34.3 billion yen ($280.23 million); and quarterly net...

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Robust Earnings for Kinugawa Rubber

Nissan affiliate Kinugawa Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. enjoyed increased revenue and profit in the first half of fiscal 2015 (April–September). While revenue was down slightly in Japan due to lower output at Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and a fall in orders for construction machinery products, earnings were up in the Americas and Asia. Factors contributing to higher profits included more...

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Sumitomo Riko to Open Global Headquarters

Sumitomo Riko to Open Global Headquarters

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. has established its Global Headquarters in JP Tower Nagoya in the city of Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture, Japan). Opening in January 2016, it will provide integrated management of the group’s worldwide operations. With strengthened global head office functions now situated in a major metropolis, Sumitomo Riko aims for reformed employee awareness and the ability to procure and...

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Bando Sets up Timing Belt Sales Company in Mexico

Bando USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Bando Chemical Industries Ltd., has established Bando Belting Mexico in Mexico City to market V-belts and timing belts and boost sales in the country’s repair market. Mexico’s automobile industry is seeing a rapid increase in output of cars for the North American and Latin American markets. Bando USA’s new sales company looks to ride...

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