Industry

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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Sumitomo Riko Makes Global Push in Industrial Hoses

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. is stepping up its global strategy in industrial hoses. The company’s high-pressure hoses performed strongly in the Japanese market up to July but have softened since September. Sales of products for custom designed vehicles and dump trucks were also strong, but the previously robust machine tool business fell on lower exports. Sales in the repair market...

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Yokohama Rubber Hose Sales Hurt by Falling Construction Machinery Production

Net sales in Japan for the hoses and couplings business of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. dropped year-on-year in the first half of 2015 (January–June). Although the company began full-fledged sales of high-pressure hydrogen gas hoses for hydrogen filling stations and received a boost in sales from new automobile hose products, hydraulic hose sales shrank due to lower output by construction...

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